Motor Carrier Freight Details & Invoice

EDI Document 210

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What is a motor carrier freight details and invoice?

The EDI transaction 210 Invoice replaces paper invoices and is used by freight carriers. This transaction is sent from the carrier to the shipper to request payment of freight charges. In some cases the 210 Invoices are sent to a third party payment center. An individual 210 Invoice is typically sent for each shipment moved by the carrier.

The data elements included in an EDI 210:

  • Details of charges
  • Invoice number and date
  • Bill of lading number
  • Amount of items in a shipment
  • Weight of a shipment
  • Delivery information
  • Tracking numbers

Additional data that may also be included in the EDI 210:

Each shipper will have specific fields they require and the invoice must conform exactly to their requirements.

Document flow when using EDI 210:

Once the 210 invoice is received a 997 Functional Acknowledgement is sent back from the shipper letting the carrier know that the 210 Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice was received.

Want to learn more about specific EDI files?

Here’s a long list of EDI transactions commonly used in retail.

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