214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message

edi 214 specificationThe EDI transaction 214 refers to the Motor Carrier Shipment Status Message. This transaction is used by freight carriers to inform shippers of the detailed status of their shipments.

A shipper will typically require 214 Status messages based on specific events. For example, the shipper may require a status message when the carrier has arrived at the pickup location, when the carrier has departed from the pickup location, when the load arrives at the destination and when the carrier has left the loading dock at the destination.

The 214 Status document may include the location from which the item was shipped, where the shipment is going, the dates and estimated delivery times, the proof of delivery such as who signed, the shipment status details, and a description of the shipment.

Many shippers will require information from the 214 Status document on the 210 Invoice that is sent later. For example, the 210 Invoice will have matching Bill of Lading, PO number, SCAC code, ship from and ship to information.

The 214 is acknowledged by a 997 Functional Acknowledgement document which proves that the 214 was received by the shipper.

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