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X12 EDI 214

What is an EDI 214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message?

The EDI 214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message is an X12 EDI document used by transportation carriers, such as trucking companies, to provide shippers and consignees with detailed information about the shipment status at any given time.

How is EDI 214 Used?

The 214 Status document is used by many shippers in order to match the Bill of Lading, PO number, SCAC code and delivery information on the 210 Invoice that is sent later by the carrier. This way the shipper can verify the information before paying the carrier.

It provides shippers, consignees, and their agents with the status of shipments, including:

  • Dates
  • Times
  • Locations
  • Route
  • Identifying numbers
  • And carriage

EDI 214 Benefits

By broadly providing accurate, up-to-date information on the status of shipments, the X12 EDI 214 document brings more clarity and certainty to shipping, logistics and order fulfillment. As a result, it provides:

  • Better delivery accuracy
  • Improved shipment tracking
  • Lower costs - by reducing incorrect shipments
  • Automated audit trails to improve error identification and problem-solving

Key Data Elements You'll Find in a Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message:

  • PO information
  • Shipping origination - name & address
  • Shipment destination
  • Dates and times, including pickup & estimated delivery

Additional Data Also Included in the Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message:

  • Shipment description, including weight, packaging & quantity information
  • Shipment status details
  • Proof of delivery - location & signed for delivery

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