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EDI 214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message

EDI 214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message

The EDI 214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message (also known as x12 214) is an EDI transaction used by transportation carriers (such as trucking companies) to provide shippers with the status of their shipments. EDI 214 informs the shipper of details such as when the carrier arrives to and departs from the pickup location and when the load arrives and the carrier has left the loading dock at the at the designated destination. 

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Key data elements in an EDI 214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message include 

  • Purchase order information 
  • Shipment description/bill of lading
  • Ship from location
  • Shipment destination
  • Shipment status details
  • Expected delivery date
  • Proof of delivery
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Benefits of EDI 214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message

  • Provides retailers greater visibility to plan ahead if there are delays in shipment and ability to adjust loading dock schedules, staffing and more
  • Allows shippers insight to reconcile details (such as BOL, PO number, SCAC code, delivery details) prior to paying the carriers
  • Enables shippers to evaluate carrier performance
  • Eliminates manual data entry, errors, discrepancies and delays
  • Enhances efficiency, automates processing and provides real-time visibility
  • Reduces costs and labor with automatic transmission of documents

EDI 214 Specification

EDI 214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message can be used by transportation carriers to provide shippers and trading partners, with shipment status that includes estimated delivery date, locations, shipment route, identifying numbers and more.






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