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EDI 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender

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)
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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. 






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