EDI 990 - Response to a Load Tender

EDI 990 is the carrier’s response to the Motor Carrier Load Tender (EDI 204) request. The carrier reviews the details of the document and either sends back an acceptance or rejection of the tender.

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Benefits of using EDI 990

There are benefits to both suppliers/shippers and logistics service providers in implementing electronic trading of the EDI 990 Response to Load Tender. Some of these benefits are dependent on how automated and integrated the transaction is for both parties. Some of the benefits include:


Reduction in volume of paper flow and manual entries by staff


Increased operating efficiencies through reduced time requirements to complete transactions by both parties


Potential to increase the speed of tender fulfillment and the ability for the carrier to lower on-hand inventory

The key data elements included in a purchase order:


Whether the tender is accepted or declined


If the tender is “conditionally” accepted


Spot bid request accepted or declined

Common issues regarding EDI 990

Manual Entry Errors

Within the workflow of the EDI 990, there is the potential for omission or oversight of the acceptance or rejection of the tender. Are your manual efforts increasing the risk of lost items in the process?

Discrepancy in detail accuracy

Are you seeing examples of improper manual selection of spot bid requests?

Missing process step

Without automation of this document, the EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgment to confirm receipt of tender response can be missed, causing delays.

Automate 990 Response to Load Tender with Full-Service EDI

Full-service EDI providers like SPS Commerce deliver EDI technology and associated staffing resources responsible for customizing, optimizing and operating transactions like EDI 990 and more.

SPS communicates directly with your logistics trading partners to manage connectivity, setup, requirements, updates and support efforts.

We also take ownership of understanding your trading partner requirements and making map changes. When you entrust your EDI 990 transactions to a full-service provider, like SPS Commerce, you are gaining an expert team that can handle current, ongoing and future management of your EDI operation.

As the industry leader in EDI, the SPS team actively manages thousands of changes from retail trading partners each year. SPS Fulfillment proactively monitors and optimizes your solution to prevent errors and minimize data entry. Interested in learning more about our EDI solution?

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