EDI 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender
The EDI 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender (also known as x12 204) transaction is used an EDI document used by shippers (such as a manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or company that handles shipment of goods) to request a full truckload motor carrier for the movement of a shipment. An EDI 204 can be used for creating a new shipment, updating or replacing a current shipment or canceling a shipment. The 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender includes detailed puckup and delivery information.
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Key data elements included in the EDI 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender
- Description of goods to be shipped (such as weight and UOM)
- Scheduling information
- Ship-to location information
- Receiver contact information
- Shipping instructions
- Equipment requirements (such as truck size requirement)
Benefits of using EDI 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender
- Improves shipment planning and data accuracy of information exchanged
- Eliminates manual data entry, errors, discrepancies and delays
- Enhances efficiency, automates processing and provides real-time visibility
- Provides carriers insight of shipment requirements
How to use EDI 204
EDI 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender is created and sent by a shipper when goods are ready to be transported. The tender provides the carrier with details of the load and requests shipment pickup.
This initiates the next response document EDI 990 Response to a Load Tender if the carrier choose to accept the load.
Other Common X12 EDI Transactions
- (EDI 210) Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice
- (EDI 211) Motor Carrier Bill of Lading
- (ED 214) Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message
- (EDI 846) Inventory Inquiry/Advice
- (EDI 856) Advance Shipment Notice
- (EDI 940) Warehouse Shipping Order
- (EDI 943) Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice
- (EDI 944) Warehouse Stock Transfer Receipt Advice
- (EDI 945) Warehouse Shipping Advice
- (EDI 947) Warehouse Inventory Adjustment Advice
- (EDI 990) Response to a Load Tender
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