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X12 417 View a waybill

X12 Release 5030

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Rail Carrier Waybill Interchange Transaction Set (417) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide the rail carrier with detailed movement instructions pertinent to a rail carrier shipment and is used by all Class I rail carriers in the United States and Canada.

Delimiters
  • ~ Segment
  • * Element
  • > Component
  • ^ Repetition
EDI samples
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ISA
-
Interchange Control Header
Max use 1
Required
GS
-
Functional Group Header
Max use 1
Required
heading
ST
0100
Transaction Set Header
Max use 1
Required
ZC1
0200
Beginning Segment for Data Correction or Change
Max use 1
Optional
BX
0300
General Shipment Information
Max use 1
Optional
BNX
0400
Rail Shipment Information
Max use 1
Optional
N9
0500
Extended Reference Information
Max use 30
Optional
CM
0600
Cargo Manifest
Max use 2
Optional
DTM
0700
Date/Time Reference
Max use 5
Optional
N7 Loop
N7
0800
Equipment Details
Max use 1
Required
EM
0810
Equipment Characteristics
Max use 1
Optional
VC Loop
IC
1000
Intermodal Chassis Equipment
Max use 1
Optional
IM
1100
Intermodal Movement Information
Max use 1
Optional
M12
1200
In-bond Identifying Information
Max use 2
Optional
G4
1300
Scale Identification
Max use 1
Optional
M7
1400
Seal Numbers
Max use 5
Optional
N5
1500
Equipment Ordered
Max use 1
Optional
GA
1650
Canadian Grain Information
Max use 15
Optional
IMA
1750
Interchange Move Authority
Max use 3
Optional
N8
1800
Waybill Reference
Max use 499
Required
N8A
1810
Additional Reference Information
Max use 499
Optional
F9
2000
Origin Station
Max use 1
Required
D9
2100
Destination Station
Max use 1
Required
R2
4700
Route Information
Max use 13
Required
R9
4850
Route Code Identification
Max use 1
Optional
H3
5200
Special Handling Instructions
Max use 20
Optional
PS
5300
Protective Service Instructions
Max use 5
Optional
LS
6600
Loop Header
Max use 1
Optional
LE
7500
Loop Trailer
Max use 1
Optional
PER
7600
Administrative Communications Contact
Max use 5
Optional
LH2
7700
Hazardous Classification Information
Max use 6
Optional
LHR
7800
Hazardous Material Identifying Reference Numbers
Max use 1
Optional
XH
7850
Pro Forma - B13 Information
Max use 1
Optional
X7
7900
Customs Information
Max use 10
Optional
SE
8100
Transaction Set Trailer
Max use 1
Required
GE
-
Functional Group Trailer
Max use 1
Required
IEA
-
Interchange Control Trailer
Max use 1
Required
ISA

Interchange Control Header

RequiredMax use 1

To start and identify an interchange of zero or more functional groups and interchange-related control segments

Example
ISA-01
I01
Authorization Information Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the type of information in the Authorization Information

00
No Authorization Information Present (No Meaningful Information in I02)
ISA-02
I02
Authorization Information
Required
String (AN)
Min 10Max 10

Information used for additional identification or authorization of the interchange sender or the data in the interchange; the type of information is set by the Authorization Information Qualifier (I01)

ISA-03
I03
Security Information Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the type of information in the Security Information

00
No Security Information Present (No Meaningful Information in I04)
ISA-04
I04
Security Information
Required
String (AN)
Min 10Max 10

This is used for identifying the security information about the interchange sender or the data in the interchange; the type of information is set by the Security Information Qualifier (I03)

ISA-05
I05
Interchange ID Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code indicating the system/method of code structure used to designate the sender or receiver ID element being qualified

Codes
ISA-06
I06
Interchange Sender ID
Required
String (AN)
Min 15Max 15

Identification code published by the sender for other parties to use as the receiver ID to route data to them; the sender always codes this value in the sender ID element

ISA-07
I05
Interchange ID Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code indicating the system/method of code structure used to designate the sender or receiver ID element being qualified

Codes
ISA-08
I07
Interchange Receiver ID
Required
String (AN)
Min 15Max 15

Identification code published by the receiver of the data; When sending, it is used by the sender as their sending ID, thus other parties sending to them will use this as a receiving ID to route data to them

ISA-09
I08
Interchange Date
Required
Date (DT)
YYMMDD format

Date of the interchange

ISA-10
I09
Interchange Time
Required
Time (TM)
HHMM format

Time of the interchange

ISA-11
I65
Repetition Separator
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 1

Type is not applicable; the repetition separator is a delimiter and not a data element; this field provides the delimiter used to separate repeated occurrences of a simple data element or a composite data structure; this value must be different than the data element separator, component element separator, and the segment terminator

^
Repetition Separator
ISA-12
I11
Interchange Control Version Number
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the version number of the interchange control segments

00503
Standards Approved for Publication by ASC X12 Procedures Review Board through October 2005
ISA-13
I12
Interchange Control Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 9Max 9

A control number assigned by the interchange sender

ISA-14
I13
Acknowledgment Requested
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating sender's request for an interchange acknowledgment

0
No Interchange Acknowledgment Requested
1
Interchange Acknowledgment Requested (TA1)
ISA-15
I14
Interchange Usage Indicator
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating whether data enclosed by this interchange envelope is test, production or information

I
Information
P
Production Data
T
Test Data
ISA-16
I15
Component Element Separator
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 1

Type is not applicable; the component element separator is a delimiter and not a data element; this field provides the delimiter used to separate component data elements within a composite data structure; this value must be different than the data element separator and the segment terminator

>
Component Element Separator

Functional Group Header

RequiredMax use 1

To indicate the beginning of a functional group and to provide control information

Example
GS-01
479
Functional Identifier Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying a group of application related transaction sets

WB
Rail Carrier Waybill Interchange (417)
GS-02
142
Application Sender's Code
Required
String (AN)
Min 2Max 15

Code identifying party sending transmission; codes agreed to by trading partners

GS-03
124
Application Receiver's Code
Required
String (AN)
Min 2Max 15

Code identifying party receiving transmission; codes agreed to by trading partners

GS-04
373
Date
Required
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

GS-05
337
Time
Required
Time (TM)
HHMM, HHMMSS, HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD format

Time expressed in 24-hour clock time as follows: HHMM, or HHMMSS, or HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD, where H = hours (00-23), M = minutes (00-59), S = integer seconds (00-59) and DD = decimal seconds; decimal seconds are expressed as follows: D = tenths (0-9) and DD = hundredths (00-99)

GS-06
28
Group Control Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 9

Assigned number originated and maintained by the sender

GS-07
455
Responsible Agency Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 2

Code identifying the issuer of the standard; this code is used in conjunction with Data Element 480

T
Transportation Data Coordinating Committee (TDCC)
X
Accredited Standards Committee X12
GS-08
480
Version / Release / Industry Identifier Code
Required
String (AN)

Code indicating the version, release, subrelease, and industry identifier of the EDI standard being used, including the GS and GE segments; if code in DE455 in GS segment is X, then in DE 480 positions 1-3 are the version number; positions 4-6 are the release and subrelease, level of the version; and positions 7-12 are the industry or trade association identifiers (optionally assigned by user); if code in DE455 in GS segment is T, then other formats are allowed

005030
Standards Approved for Publication by ASC X12 Procedures Review Board through October 2005

Heading

ST
0100
Heading > ST

Transaction Set Header

RequiredMax use 1

To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number

Example
ST-01
143
Transaction Set Identifier Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code uniquely identifying a Transaction Set

  • The transaction set identifier (ST01) is used by the translation routines of the interchange partners to select the appropriate transaction set definition (e.g., 810 selects the Invoice Transaction Set).
417
Rail Carrier Waybill Interchange
ST-02
329
Transaction Set Control Number
Required
Numeric (N)
Min 4Max 9

Identifying control number that must be unique within the transaction set functional group assigned by the originator for a transaction set

ZC1
0200
Heading > ZC1

Beginning Segment for Data Correction or Change

OptionalMax use 1

To transmit identifying numbers, dates, and other basic data relating to the transaction set

Example
ZC1-01
145
Shipment Identification Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Identification number assigned to the shipment by the shipper that uniquely identifies the shipment from origin to ultimate destination and is not subject to modification; (Does not contain blanks or special characters)

ZC1-02
206
Equipment Initial
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 4

Prefix or alphabetic part of an equipment unit's identifying number

  • For any rail shipment, ZC102 is required.
ZC1-03
207
Equipment Number
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 15

Sequencing or serial part of an equipment unit's identifying number (pure numeric form for equipment number is preferred)

ZC1-04
244
Transaction Reference Number
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 50

Sender's assigned number for referenced transaction set

ZC1-05
243
Transaction Reference Date
Required
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date of referenced transaction set expressed in format CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

ZC1-06
202
Correction Indicator
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code used to indicate that the transaction set contains information which corrects previous information

CA
Cancelled Bill
CO
Correction
ZC1-07
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

ZC1-08
91
Transportation Method/Type Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the method or type of transportation for the shipment

  • If ZC108 is "R" (Rail), then ZC102 is required.
R
Rail
X
Intermodal (Piggyback)
ZC1-09
761
Equipment Number Check Digit
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 1

Number which designates the check digit applied to a piece of equipment

  • ZC109 is the equipment check digit for the equipment number in ZC103.
BX
0300
Heading > BX

General Shipment Information

OptionalMax use 1

To transmit identification numbers and other basic shipment data

  • BX05 contains the Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) of the original roadhaul carrier receiving the shipment.
Example
BX-01
353
Transaction Set Purpose Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying purpose of transaction set

00
Original
04
Change
BX-02
91
Transportation Method/Type Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the method or type of transportation for the shipment

R
Rail
X
Intermodal (Piggyback)
BX-03
146
Shipment Method of Payment
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying payment terms for transportation charges

11
Rule 11 Shipment
CC
Collect
NC
Service Freight, No Charge
NR
Non Revenue
PP
Prepaid (by Seller)
BX-04
145
Shipment Identification Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Identification number assigned to the shipment by the shipper that uniquely identifies the shipment from origin to ultimate destination and is not subject to modification; (Does not contain blanks or special characters)

BX-05
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

BX-06
188
Weight Unit Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the weight unit

L
Pounds
BX-07
147
Shipment Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code defining relationship of this shipment with respect to other shipments given to the carrier at the same time

1
Master Bill for Empty Non-Revenue Equipment
6
First Bill for Split Shipment
7
Subordinate Bill for Split Shipment
8
Master Bill, Revenue Empty
B
Bill of Lading for Individual Shipment
C
Consolidated Shipment
E
Empty Equipment Billing (Non-Revenue)
F
Stop-off Shipment
G
Switch Waybill
H
Company Business (Non-revenue)
M
Master Bill of Lading for Assembly, Distribution and Volume Shipment
N
Multiple Loads (Blind Memo) Memo--Incomplete Documentation
S
Submaster Bill of Lading for Volume Shipment
W
Revenue Empty
X
Empty Switch Waybill
BX-08
226
Section Seven Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating applicability of section seven option (if not transmitted assume not in effect)

BX-09
195
Capacity Load Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying type of capacity load

C
Full Cubic Capacity
F
Full Capacity
G
Gallonage Capacity
M
Marked Capacity
V
Full Visible Capacity
BX-11
501
Customs Documentation Handling Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code defining method of handling for documentation

BX-12
199
Confidential Billing Request Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code used by the shipper to request that the carrier inhibit origin identification information from the invoice transaction sets and/or rate and charges from waybill documents and transaction sets when shipment moves under confidential contract rates

BX-13
714
Goods and Services Tax Reason Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code required to identify the reason for a 0% rated goods and services tax

BNX
0400
Heading > BNX

Rail Shipment Information

OptionalMax use 1

To transmit rail-specific shipment data

Example
BNX-01
460
Shipment Weight Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code indicating the way by which weights are obtained for a particular shipment

A
Shipper's Weight Agreement
D
Destination Weight Agreement
F
Public Scale Weight on Behalf of Consignee
G
Grain Exchange Weight
H
Public Scale Weight on Behalf of Shipper
M
Manifest Weight
N
No Wt. Req., Ship. Moving on Contract or per car rate
O
Official Weight
R
Carrier Scale Weight
S
Shipper Certified Scale Weights
T
Tariff Authorized Weight
BNX-02
129
Referenced Pattern Identifier
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 13

Identification of a repetitive pattern that is to be used as a basis for creating a shipment record or a new pattern; or identification of a pattern requiring change or deletion

BNX-03
11
Billing Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code indicating type of Bill

A
Temporarily Articulated Load
D
Switch Bill
E
Storage
G
Store in Transit
H
For Furtherance of Transit
M
Multiple Shipment Billing
P
Paired Trailer Shipment
Q
Multi-car Transit
S
Single Shipment Billing
T
Transit Billing
U
Unit Train Billing
BNX-04
223
Repetitive Pattern Number
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 5Max 5

RWC number composed of a four-digit number with a fifth digit being a modulus 10 check digit

N9
0500
Heading > N9

Extended Reference Information

OptionalMax use 30

To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

Example
At least one of Reference Identification (N9-02) or Free-form Description (N9-03) is required
If Time Code (N9-06) is present, then Time (N9-05) is required
N9-01
128
Reference Identification Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code qualifying the Reference Identification

BM
Bill of Lading Number
BN
Booking Number
OB
Ocean Bill of Lading
SI
Shipper's Identifying Number for Shipment (SID)
N9-02
127
Reference Identification
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 80

Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

N9-03
369
Free-form Description
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 45

Free-form descriptive text

N9-04
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

N9-05
337
Time
Optional
Time (TM)
HHMM, HHMMSS, HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD format

Time expressed in 24-hour clock time as follows: HHMM, or HHMMSS, or HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD, where H = hours (00-23), M = minutes (00-59), S = integer seconds (00-59) and DD = decimal seconds; decimal seconds are expressed as follows: D = tenths (0-9) and DD = hundredths (00-99)

N9-06
623
Time Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the time. In accordance with International Standards Organization standard 8601, time can be specified by a + or - and an indication in hours in relation to Universal Time Coordinate (UTC) time; since + is a restricted character, + and - are substituted by P and M in the codes that follow

  • N906 reflects the time zone which the time reflects.
AT
Alaska Time
CT
Central Time
ET
Eastern Time
LT
Local Time
MT
Mountain Time
NT
Newfoundland Time
PT
Pacific Time
TT
Atlantic Time
CM
0600
Heading > CM

Cargo Manifest

OptionalMax use 2

To identify specific flight or voyage information for multimodal shipments

Example
If Date (CM-04) is present, then Port or Terminal Function Code (CM-02) is required
CM-01
55
Flight/Voyage Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 10

Identifying designator for the particular flight or voyage on which the cargo travels

CM-02
115
Port or Terminal Function Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code defining function performed at the port or terminal with respect to a shipment

  • CM02 is "D" for rail origin and "L" for rail destination.
1
Final Port of Discharge (Operational)
D
Port of Discharge (Operational)
L
Port of Loading (Operational)
CM-03
114
Port Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 24

Free-form name for the place at which an offshore carrier originates or terminates (by transshipment or otherwise) its actual ocean carriage of property

CM-04
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • CM04 is qualified by CM02.
CM-05
13
Booking Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 17

Number assigned by the carrier for space reservation

CM-06
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

  • CM06 contains the carrier code.
CM-07
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

  • CM07 contains the previous carrier code.
CM-08
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • CM08 is the manifest date.
CM-09
182
Vessel Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 28

Name of ship as documented in "Lloyd's Register of Ships"

CM-10
113
Pier Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 4

Identifying number for the pier

CM-11
112
Pier Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 14

Free-form name of the pier

CM-12
174
Terminal Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form field for terminal name

CM-13
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

CM-14
26
Country Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 3

Code identifying the country

CM-15
127
Reference Identification
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 80

Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

  • CM15 is the vessel agent number.
DTM
0700
Heading > DTM

Date/Time Reference

OptionalMax use 5

To specify pertinent dates and times

Example
If Time Code (DTM-04) is present, then Time (DTM-03) is required
DTM-01
374
Date/Time Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying type of date or time, or both date and time

002
Delivery Requested
017
Estimated Delivery
018
Available
037
Ship Not Before
038
Ship No Later
067
Current Schedule Delivery
068
Current Schedule Ship
069
Promised for Delivery
110
Originally Scheduled Ship
168
Release
196
Start
197
End
198
Completion
209
Contract Performance Start
210
Contract Performance Delivery
372
Actual Arrival Date
458
Certification
ICF
Converted to Electronic Date
DTM-02
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

DTM-03
337
Time
Optional
Time (TM)
HHMM, HHMMSS, HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD format

Time expressed in 24-hour clock time as follows: HHMM, or HHMMSS, or HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD, where H = hours (00-23), M = minutes (00-59), S = integer seconds (00-59) and DD = decimal seconds; decimal seconds are expressed as follows: D = tenths (0-9) and DD = hundredths (00-99)

DTM-04
623
Time Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the time. In accordance with International Standards Organization standard 8601, time can be specified by a + or - and an indication in hours in relation to Universal Time Coordinate (UTC) time; since + is a restricted character, + and - are substituted by P and M in the codes that follow

AT
Alaska Time
CT
Central Time
ET
Eastern Time
LT
Local Time
MT
Mountain Time
NT
Newfoundland Time
PT
Pacific Time
TT
Atlantic Time
N7 Loop
RequiredMax >1
N7
0800
Heading > N7 Loop > N7

Equipment Details

RequiredMax use 1

To identify the equipment

Example
If either Weight (N7-03) or Weight Qualifier (N7-04) is present, then the other is required
If either Tare Weight (N7-05) or Tare Qualifier Code (N7-16) is present, then the other is required
N7-01
206
Equipment Initial
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 4

Prefix or alphabetic part of an equipment unit's identifying number

  • N701 is mandatory for rail transactions.
N7-02
207
Equipment Number
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 15

Sequencing or serial part of an equipment unit's identifying number (pure numeric form for equipment number is preferred)

N7-03
81
Weight
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 10

Numeric value of weight

N7-04
187
Weight Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code defining the type of weight

E
Estimated Net Weight
G
Gross Weight
N
Actual Net Weight
N7-05
167
Tare Weight
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 3Max 8

Weight of the equipment

N7-06
232
Weight Allowance
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 2Max 6

Allowance made for increased weight due to such factors as snow

N7-07
205
Dunnage
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Weight of material used to protect lading (even bracings, false floors, etc.)

N7-10
102
Ownership Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code indicating the relationship of equipment to carrier or ownership of equipment

L
Railroad Leased
T
Trip Leased
N7-11
40
Equipment Description Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying type of equipment used for shipment

BG
Bogie
CA
Caboose
CC
Container resting on a Chassis
CH
Chassis
CM
Container, Open-Sided
CN
Container
CX
Container, Tank
CZ
Refrigerated Container
GS
Generator Set
ID
Idler Car
LO
Locomotive
LS
Half Height Flat Rack
OT
Open-top/flatbed trailer
PL
Container, Platform
PT
Protected Trailer
RR
Rail Car
RT
Controlled Temperature Trailer (Reefer)
SK
Stack Car
TL
Trailer (not otherwise specified)
TN
Tank Car
N7-12
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

  • N712 is the owner of the equipment.
N7-13
319
Temperature Control
Optional
String (AN)
Min 3Max 6

Free-form abbreviation of temperature range or flash-point temperature

N7-14
219
Position
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 3

Relative position of shipment in car, trailer, or container (mutually defined)

N7-15
567
Equipment Length
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 4Max 5

Length (in feet and inches) of equipment ordered or used to transport shipment (The format is FFFII where FFF is feet and II is inches; the range for II is 00 through 11)

N7-16
571
Tare Qualifier Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying the type of tare

N7-18
761
Equipment Number Check Digit
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 1

Number which designates the check digit applied to a piece of equipment

N7-20
65
Height
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 8

Vertical dimension of an object measured when the object is in the upright position

  • N720 and N721 are expressed in inches.
N7-21
189
Width
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 8

Shorter measurement of the two horizontal dimensions measured with the object in the upright position

N7-22
24
Equipment Type
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 4Max 4

Code identifying equipment type

N7-23
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

  • N723 is the operator or carrier of the rights of the equipment.
N7-24
301
Car Type Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 4

Code specifying type of rail car or intermodal equipment type and its general characteristics

EM
0810
Heading > N7 Loop > EM

Equipment Characteristics

OptionalMax use 1

To send additional information regarding a specific piece of equipment

Example
If Weight (EM-02) is present, then Weight Unit Code (EM-01) is required
If Volume (EM-04) is present, then Volume Unit Qualifier (EM-03) is required
EM-01
188
Weight Unit Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code specifying the weight unit

EM-02
81
Weight
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 10

Numeric value of weight

  • EM02 is the maximum load weight.
EM-03
184
Volume Unit Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying the volume unit

EM-04
183
Volume
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 8

Value of volumetric measure

  • EM04 is the maximum load volume.
EM-05
26
Country Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 3

Code identifying the country

  • EM05 is the country of manufacture.
EM-06
1429
Construction Type
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 2

Contains the primary construction material

EM-07
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • EM07 is the last inspection date for convention of safe container.
VC Loop
OptionalMax >1
VC
0900
Heading > N7 Loop > VC Loop > VC

Motor Vehicle Control

RequiredMax use 1

To define motor vehicle identification and logistics

Example
VC-01
539
Vehicle Identification Number
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Unique identification number stamped on the vehicle by the manufacturer

VC-02
836
Vehicle Deck Position Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code to identify the specific position of a vehicle on multi-level equipment; when dealing with rail cars the front end will be defined as that end of the rail car which the vehicle faces

VC-03
837
Vehicle Type Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Vehicle Type Code for freight rate and claims purposes

1
Automobile
2
Truck
3
Others
4
Used Vehicles
5
Military
VC-04
838
Dealer Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 9

A code assigned by a manufacturer to identify their dealers

VC-05
1
Route Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 13

Mutually defined route code

  • VC05 is the automotive manufacturer route code.
VC-10
583
Factory Car Order Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 6Max 10

This number to be supplied by the shipper for Canadian customer requirements at border points for all finished motor vehicles exported to the United States from Canada

VC-12
1543
Equipment Orientation Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating the direction the equipment is entrained or the lading is loaded; When used to indicate the lading orientation, direction is defined relative to the equipment on which it is loaded

  • VC12 is the direction the headlights of the vehicle point.
VC-13
310
Location Identifier
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Code which identifies a specific location

  • VC13 is the final destination ramp location as assigned by the manufacturer.
N1 Loop
OptionalMax >1
N1
0920
Heading > N7 Loop > VC Loop > N1 Loop > N1

Party Identification

RequiredMax use 1

To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

Example
At least one of Name (N1-02) or Identification Code Qualifier (N1-03) is required
If either Identification Code Qualifier (N1-03) or Identification Code (N1-04) is present, then the other is required
N1-01
98
Entity Identifier Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying an organizational entity, a physical location, property or an individual

11
Party to be billed(AAR Accounting Rule 11)
AA
Authority For Shipment
AD
Party to be advised (Written orders)
AP
Account of (Origin Party)
AQ
Account of (Destination Party)
BN
Beneficial Owner
BT
Bill-to-Party
C1
In Care Of Party no. 1
CB
Customs Broker
CD
Consignee (To Receive Mail and Small Parcels)
CH
Chassis Provider
CN
Consignee
CV
Converter
DM
Destination Mail Facility
DR
Destination Drayman
FW
Forwarder
IM
Importer
MC
Motor Carrier
N1
Notify Party no. 1
NC
Cross-Town Switch
NP
Notify Party for Shipper's Order
OM
Origin Mail Facility
OO
Order Of (Shippers Orders) - (Transportation)
OR
Origin Drayman
OW
Owner of Property or Unit
PF
Party to Receive Freight Bill
PJ
Party to Receive Correspondence
PU
Party at Pickup Location
PV
Party performing certification
R1
Party to Receive Scale Ticket
RR
Railroad
SF
Ship From
SH
Shipper
SNP
US Customs & Border Protection Second Notify Party
SS
Steamship Company
UC
Ultimate Consignee
XQ
Canadian Customs Broker
XR
Mexican Customs Broker
XU
United States Customs Broker
ZS
Monitoring Party
N1-02
93
Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 60

Free-form name

N1-03
66
Identification Code Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code designating the system/method of code structure used for Identification Code (67)

2
Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC)
17
Automated Broker Interface (ABI) Routing Code
AI
Automotive Identifier for Canada Customs
C5
Customer Identification File
FI
Federal Taxpayer's Identification Number
M5
Jurisdiction Code
N1-04
67
Identification Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 80

Code identifying a party or other code

  • This segment, used alone, provides the most efficient method of providing organizational identification. To obtain this efficiency the "ID Code" (N104) must provide a key to the table maintained by the transaction processing party.
N3
0940
Heading > N7 Loop > VC Loop > N1 Loop > N3

Party Location

OptionalMax use 2

To specify the location of the named party

Example
N3-01
166
Address Information
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 55

Address information

N3-02
166
Address Information
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 55

Address information

N4
0960
Heading > N7 Loop > VC Loop > N1 Loop > N4

Geographic Location

OptionalMax use 1

To specify the geographic place of the named party

Example
N4-01
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • A combination of either N401 through N404, or N405 and N406 may be adequate to specify a location.
N4-02
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

N4-03
116
Postal Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 15

Code defining international postal zone code excluding punctuation and blanks (zip code for United States)

N4-04
26
Country Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 3

Code identifying the country

H3
0980
Heading > N7 Loop > VC Loop > N1 Loop > H3

Special Handling Instructions

OptionalMax use 1

To specify special handling instructions in coded or free-form format

Example
H3-01
152
Special Handling Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying special transportation handling instructions

IB
In-bond
N1 Loop end
VC Loop end
IC
1000
Heading > N7 Loop > IC

Intermodal Chassis Equipment

OptionalMax use 1

To specify the chassis equipment details in terms of identifying numbers, weights, and ownership

Example
If either Tare Weight (IC-03) or Tare Qualifier Code (IC-04) is present, then the other is required
IC-01
206
Equipment Initial
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 4

Prefix or alphabetic part of an equipment unit's identifying number

IC-02
207
Equipment Number
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 15

Sequencing or serial part of an equipment unit's identifying number (pure numeric form for equipment number is preferred)

IC-03
167
Tare Weight
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 3Max 8

Weight of the equipment

IC-04
571
Tare Qualifier Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying the type of tare

IC-05
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

  • IC05 is the chassis owner.
IC-06
567
Equipment Length
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 4Max 5

Length (in feet and inches) of equipment ordered or used to transport shipment (The format is FFFII where FFF is feet and II is inches; the range for II is 00 through 11)

IC-07
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

  • IC07 is the equipment lessee.
IC-08
845
Chassis Type
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code identifying type of chassis

IC-09
761
Equipment Number Check Digit
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 1

Number which designates the check digit applied to a piece of equipment

  • IC09 is the equipment check digit for the equipment number in IC02.
IM
1100
Heading > N7 Loop > IM

Intermodal Movement Information

OptionalMax use 1

To specify the overall movement of a shipment

Example
IM-01
533
Water Movement Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating type of water movement

IM-02
152
Special Handling Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 3

Code specifying special transportation handling instructions

IM-03
534
Inland Transportation Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code identifying inland transportation operations and movements

  • IM03 is required if IM02 is "IP" or "XP".
M12
1200
Heading > N7 Loop > M12

In-bond Identifying Information

OptionalMax use 2

To transmit in-bond information

Example
Only one of Customs Entry Number (M12-02) or In-bond Control Number (M12-06) may be present
If In-bond Control Number (M12-06) is present, then Reference Identification Qualifier (M12-08) is required
If either Reference Identification Qualifier (M12-08) or Reference Identification (M12-09) is present, then the other is required
If either Transportation Method/Type Code (M12-10) or Vessel Name (M12-11) is present, then the other is required
M12-01
581
Customs Entry Type Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code defining the type of entry assigned by U.S. Customs

M12-02
601
Customs Entry Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 15

Automated Commercial System Code Furnished by U.S. Customs Service

  • If M1202 does not contain the paperless entry number, then M1206 is required.
M12-03
310
Location Identifier
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Code which identifies a specific location

  • M1203 is a four-digit numeric census schedule D when identifying a U.S. port, and a three-digit numeric memorandum D when identifying a Canadian port. It is the port of destination if M1201 is "61". It is the port of export if M1201 is "62" or "63".
M12-04
310
Location Identifier
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Code which identifies a specific location

  • M1204 is five-digit numeric census schedule K. It is the foreign port of destination if M1201 is "62" or "63".
M12-05
602
Customs Shipment Value
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 8

Customs value in whole dollars

  • M1205 is the value in whole dollars of the in-bond movement. Use twenty dollars per kilo if value is unknown.
M12-06
603
In-bond Control Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 25

Currently assigned control number for in-bond movement

M12-08
128
Reference Identification Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code qualifying the Reference Identification

BI
Bonded Carrier Internal Revenue Service Identification Number
S4
Shippers Bond Number
XC
Cargo Control Number
M12-09
127
Reference Identification
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 80

Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

M12-10
91
Transportation Method/Type Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the method or type of transportation for the shipment

S
Ocean
M12-11
182
Vessel Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 28

Name of ship as documented in "Lloyd's Register of Ships"

G4
1300
Heading > N7 Loop > G4

Scale Identification

OptionalMax use 1

To identify the scale type and the location and time a shipment is weighed

Example
G4-01
19
City Name
Required
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

G4-02
156
State or Province Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

G4-03
93
Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 60

Free-form name

  • G403 is the scaling company's name.
G4-04
373
Date
Required
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • G404 is the event date.
G4-05
337
Time
Optional
Time (TM)
HHMM, HHMMSS, HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD format

Time expressed in 24-hour clock time as follows: HHMM, or HHMMSS, or HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD, where H = hours (00-23), M = minutes (00-59), S = integer seconds (00-59) and DD = decimal seconds; decimal seconds are expressed as follows: D = tenths (0-9) and DD = hundredths (00-99)

  • G405 is the event time.
G4-06
570
Scale Type Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying the type of scale

M7
1400
Heading > N7 Loop > M7

Seal Numbers

OptionalMax use 5

To record seal numbers used and the organization that applied the seals

Example
M7-01
225
Seal Number
Required
String (AN)
Min 2Max 15

Unique number on seal used to close a shipment

M7-02
225
Seal Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 15

Unique number on seal used to close a shipment

M7-03
225
Seal Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 15

Unique number on seal used to close a shipment

M7-04
225
Seal Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 15

Unique number on seal used to close a shipment

N5
1500
Heading > N7 Loop > N5

Equipment Ordered

OptionalMax use 1

To specify carrier equipment

Example
N5-01
567
Equipment Length
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 4Max 5

Length (in feet and inches) of equipment ordered or used to transport shipment (The format is FFFII where FFF is feet and II is inches; the range for II is 00 through 11)

N5-02
233
Weight Capacity
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 2Max 3

Capacity of car ordered (stated in 1000 pound units or 1000 kilogram units)

N5-03
203
Cubic Capacity
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 2Max 5

Capacity of car ordered (cubic feet unless otherwise specified)

N5-04
301
Car Type Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 4

Code specifying type of rail car or intermodal equipment type and its general characteristics

N5-06
65
Height
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 8

Vertical dimension of an object measured when the object is in the upright position

  • N506 is expressed in inches.
E1 Loop
OptionalMax >1
E1
1610
Heading > N7 Loop > E1 Loop > E1

Empty Car Disposition - Pended Destination Consignee

RequiredMax use 1

To identify the party receiving the empty car

Example
If either Identification Code Qualifier (E1-02) or Identification Code (E1-03) is present, then the other is required
E1-01
93
Name
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 60

Free-form name

E1-02
66
Identification Code Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code designating the system/method of code structure used for Identification Code (67)

C5
Customer Identification File
E1-03
67
Identification Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 80

Code identifying a party or other code

E4
1620
Heading > N7 Loop > E1 Loop > E4

Empty Car Disposition - Pended Destination City

OptionalMax use 1

To specify the geographic place of named party receiving the empty car

Example
E4-01
19
City Name
Required
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

E4-02
156
State or Province Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

E4-03
116
Postal Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 15

Code defining international postal zone code excluding punctuation and blanks (zip code for United States)

E4-04
26
Country Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 3

Code identifying the country

E4-05
166
Address Information
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 55

Address information

E5
1630
Heading > N7 Loop > E1 Loop > E5

Empty Car Disposition - Pended Destination Route

OptionalMax use 13

To specify the routing of the empty car

Example
E5-01
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

E5-02
133
Routing Sequence Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code describing the relationship of a carrier to a specific shipment movement

1
1st Carrier after Origin Carrier
2
2nd Carrier after Origin Carrier
3
3rd Carrier after Origin Carrier
4
4th Carrier after Origin Carrier
5
5th Carrier after Origin Carrier
6
6th Carrier after Origin Carrier
7
7th Carrier after Origin Carrier
8
8th Carrier after Origin Carrier
9
9th Carrier after Origin Carrier
A
Origin Carrier, Agent's Routing (Rail)
D
DELY (Delivery Switch Carrier)
I
Origin Switch Carrier
JD
Junction Settlement Carrier Following (Destination carrier receiving revenues resulting from junction contract)
JO
Junction Settlement Carrier Predecessor (Origin carrier receiving revenues resulting from junction contract)
R
Origin Carrier, Rule 11 Shipment
S
Origin Carrier, Shipper's Routing (Rail)
V
Intermediate Switch Carrier
E5-03
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

E5-04
154
Standard Point Location Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 6Max 9

Code (Standard Point Location) defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city

PI
1640
Heading > N7 Loop > E1 Loop > PI

Price Authority Identification

OptionalMax use 1

To communicate basis of pricing, such as contract number, quote number, or tariff number

Example
PI-01
128
Reference Identification Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code qualifying the Reference Identification

CT
Contract Number
PR
Price Quote Number
TS
Tariff Number
PI-02
127
Reference Identification
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 80

Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

PI-03
436
Primary Publication Authority Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code indicating type of external reference

PI-04
930
Regulatory Agency Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 5

Code relating to the regulatory agency governing the price reference

PI-05
168
Tariff Agency Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 4

Code defining the tariff bureau or tariff publishing agent that governs the rates applied to this shipment

PI-06
965
Issuing Carrier Identifier
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 10

Identification assigned by issuing carrier

PI-07
660
Contract Suffix
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 2

Used to identify a type of contract

  • PI07 is the price authority suffix for the contract.
PI-08
169
Tariff Item Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 16

Number assigned in the tariff to specific rate or group of rates that applies to one or more items in the shipment

  • PI08 is the price authority item number.
PI-09
173
Tariff Supplement Identifier
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 4

Identifier for the tariff supplement which contains the rate used

  • PI09 is the price authority supplement.
PI-10
172
Tariff Section Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 2

Number used as an extension of the basic tariff number to identify the rates published within specific sections of the tariff

  • PI10 is the price authority section number.
PI-11
660
Contract Suffix
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 2

Used to identify a type of contract

  • PI11 is the price authority suffix for tariff.
PI-12
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • PI12 is the effective date.
PI-13
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • PI13 is the expiration date.
PI-14
629
Alternation Precedence Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying the priority of rate application when two or more rates apply to a given movement; if rate application includes two or more rates of the same value for this element, individual carrier rules and procedures shall govern

PI-15
629
Alternation Precedence Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying the priority of rate application when two or more rates apply to a given movement; if rate application includes two or more rates of the same value for this element, individual carrier rules and procedures shall govern

PI-16
284
Service Level Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code indicating the level of transportation service or the billing service offered by the transportation carrier

E1 Loop end
GA
1650
Heading > N7 Loop > GA

Canadian Grain Information

OptionalMax use 15

To transmit the transportation and distribution requirements of grain at Canadian ports

Example
If either Reference Identification Qualifier (GA-04) or Reference Identification (GA-05) is present, then the other is required
If either Location Identifier (GA-14) or State or Province Code (GA-15) is present, then the other is required
If either Percent Qualifier (GA-16) or Percentage as Decimal (GA-17) is present, then the other is required
GA-01
1275
Fumigated/Cleaned Indicator
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating whether product has been fumigated and/or cleaned

GA-02
22
Commodity Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Code describing a commodity or group of commodities

  • GA02 is required on the first occurrence of the segment and for each new occurrence of a different commodity code.
  • GA02 contains the Canadian Grain Commission Commodity Code for terminal elevator accounting.
GA-03
1576
Inspected/Weighed Indicator Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 2

Code indicating whether product has been inspected and/or weighed

GA-04
128
Reference Identification Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code qualifying the Reference Identification

BO
Bin Location Number
CW
Canadian Wheat Board Permit Number
DK
Dock Number
EP
Export Permit Number
GB
Grain Block Number
GR
Grain Order Reference Number
OH
Origin House
PN
Permit Number
RB
Rate code number
RN
Run Number
XO
Sample Number
ZT
Milling in Transit
GA-05
127
Reference Identification
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 80

Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

  • GA05 is used for grain block number.
GA-06
642
Week
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 6Max 6

Week expressed as year/week (CCYYWW), where week is a number between 01 and 53 inclusive

  • GA06 is used for crop week.
GA-07
899
Unload Terminal Elevator Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 4

Code specifying the unloading terminal elevator at grain exporting terminals

GA-08
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • GA08 is used for the unload date.
GA-09
1470
Number
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 9

A generic number

  • GA09 will contain the number of cars being claimed for incentive rate.
GA-10
1276
Machine Separable Indicator Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Canadian Grain Commission grain code identifying the type of grain that must be separated

GA-11
1277
Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) Marketing Class Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying the Canadian Wheat Board market class of the grain

GA-12
1278
Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) Marketing Class Type Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying Canadian Wheat Board market class type

GA-13
1073
Yes/No Condition or Response Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code indicating a Yes or No condition or response

  • If GA13 is equal to "Y" then this is a direct hit to departure wharf for vessel loading. If "N" this is to be unloaded at terminal and GA14 is required to identify the terminal or staging area prior to vessel loading.
N
No
Y
Yes
GA-14
310
Location Identifier
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Code which identifies a specific location

  • GA14 is the terminal or staging area name.
GA-15
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

GA-16
1004
Percent Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code to qualify percent

SD
Moisture Content
SE
Protein Content
SF
Percent Dockage
SG
Test Weight
GA-17
954
Percentage as Decimal
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 10

Percentage expressed as a decimal (e.g., 0.0 through 1.0 represents 0% through 100%)

REF Loop
OptionalMax >1
REF
1670
Heading > N7 Loop > REF Loop > REF

Reference Information

RequiredMax use 1

To specify identifying information

Example
REF-01
128
Reference Identification Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code qualifying the Reference Identification

94
File Identification Number
CUB
U.S. Customs Service (USCS) Bill of Lading Number
OB
Ocean Bill of Lading
XC
Cargo Control Number
XP
Previous Cargo Control Number
REF-02
127
Reference Identification
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 80

Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

N9
1675
Heading > N7 Loop > REF Loop > N9

Extended Reference Information

OptionalMax use 10

To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

Example
N9-01
128
Reference Identification Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code qualifying the Reference Identification

CUB
U.S. Customs Service (USCS) Bill of Lading Number
XC
Cargo Control Number
XP
Previous Cargo Control Number
N9-02
127
Reference Identification
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 80

Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

N10
1680
Heading > N7 Loop > REF Loop > N10

Quantity and Description

OptionalMax use 15

To indicate line item quantity, description, marks and numbers, commodity code, weight, and customs value

Example
If either Commodity Code Qualifier (N10-04) or Commodity Code (N10-05) is present, then the other is required
If either Weight Unit Code (N10-07) or Weight (N10-08) is present, then the other is required
If Currency Code (N10-13) is present, then Customs Shipment Value (N10-06) is required
N10-01
380
Quantity
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 15

Numeric value of quantity

N10-02
369
Free-form Description
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 45

Free-form descriptive text

N10-03
87
Marks and Numbers
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 48

Marks and numbers used to identify a shipment or parts of a shipment

N10-04
23
Commodity Code Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the commodity coding system used for Commodity Code

J
Harmonized System-Based Schedule B
N10-05
22
Commodity Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Code describing a commodity or group of commodities

N10-06
602
Customs Shipment Value
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 8

Customs value in whole dollars

  • If N1013 is not used, the default currency of N1006 is USD (US Dollar).
N10-07
188
Weight Unit Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the weight unit

K
Kilograms
L
Pounds
N10-08
81
Weight
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 10

Numeric value of weight

N10-09
127
Reference Identification
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 80

Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

  • N1009 is the U.S. Customs bar code number for line release.
N10-10
599
Manifest Unit Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 3

Code defining the smallest package unit for the bill of lading

N10-11
26
Country Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 3

Code identifying the country

  • N1011 is the country of the manufacturer of the goods.
N10-12
26
Country Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 3

Code identifying the country

  • N1012 is the country of the final destination of the goods.
N10-13
100
Currency Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 3

Code (Standard ISO) for country in whose currency the charges are specified

  • N1013 is the currency of the value of N1006.
N1 Loop
OptionalMax >1
N1
1690
Heading > N7 Loop > REF Loop > N1 Loop > N1

Party Identification

RequiredMax use 1

To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

Example
At least one of Name (N1-02) or Identification Code Qualifier (N1-03) is required
If either Identification Code Qualifier (N1-03) or Identification Code (N1-04) is present, then the other is required
N1-01
98
Entity Identifier Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying an organizational entity, a physical location, property or an individual

BN
Beneficial Owner
C1
In Care Of Party no. 1
CB
Customs Broker
CD
Consignee (To Receive Mail and Small Parcels)
CN
Consignee
IM
Importer
N1
Notify Party no. 1
N2
Notify Party no. 2
OO
Order Of (Shippers Orders) - (Transportation)
SF
Ship From
SH
Shipper
SNP
US Customs & Border Protection Second Notify Party
UC
Ultimate Consignee
XQ
Canadian Customs Broker
XR
Mexican Customs Broker
XU
United States Customs Broker
N1-02
93
Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 60

Free-form name

N1-03
66
Identification Code Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code designating the system/method of code structure used for Identification Code (67)

2
Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC)
C5
Customer Identification File
FI
Federal Taxpayer's Identification Number
N1-04
67
Identification Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 80

Code identifying a party or other code

  • This segment, used alone, provides the most efficient method of providing organizational identification. To obtain this efficiency the "ID Code" (N104) must provide a key to the table maintained by the transaction processing party.
N3
1700
Heading > N7 Loop > REF Loop > N1 Loop > N3

Party Location

OptionalMax use 1

To specify the location of the named party

Example
N3-01
166
Address Information
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 55

Address information

N3-02
166
Address Information
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 55

Address information

N4
1720
Heading > N7 Loop > REF Loop > N1 Loop > N4

Geographic Location

OptionalMax use 1

To specify the geographic place of the named party

Example
N4-01
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • A combination of either N401 through N404, or N405 and N406 may be adequate to specify a location.
N4-02
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

N4-03
116
Postal Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 15

Code defining international postal zone code excluding punctuation and blanks (zip code for United States)

N4-04
26
Country Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 3

Code identifying the country

N1 Loop end
REF Loop end
IMA
1750
Heading > N7 Loop > IMA

Interchange Move Authority

OptionalMax use 3

To identify the transportation interchange authority

Example
IMA-01
748
Movement Authority Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code indicating the interchange authority

A
Released From Bad Order
B
Bad Order Setback
C
Car Not Weighed
D
Empty Received as a Load
DS
Destination Switch Move
E
Embargoed Shipment
G
Refused by Customer - Unneeded
HM
Haulage Movement
I
Interchanged in Error
L
Not in Compliance With Special Car Order 90 or Special Car Order 100 Empty
N
No Record Rights
NC
No Clearance
NU
Not on Universal Machine Language Equipment Register
O
Overweight Shipment
OA
Old Age (Over-age)
OS
Origin Switch Move
P
Intermediate Switch Carrier
R
Refused by Customer - Unfit
RB
RBOX or RGON Exception
S
Car Applied to Shipper Car Order - Place for Loading
T
Transfer or Adjustment of Lading Car Service Rate 10, Sections 1 & 2
W
No Waybill
X
Association of American Railroads Restriction
IMA-02
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

  • IMA02 is the Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) of entity responsible for the movement authority in the IMA01.
IMA-03
257
Tariff Application Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code indicating to which traffic a tariff applies

  • IMA03 defines if the associated move is reciprocal, interterminal, or intraterminal.
D
Reciprocal
E
Intraterminal
F
Interterminal
IMA-04
257
Tariff Application Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code indicating to which traffic a tariff applies

  • IMA04 defines if the associated move is interstate or intrastate.
N
Interstate
S
Intrastate
N7 Loop end
N8
1800
Heading > N8

Waybill Reference

RequiredMax use 499

To identify the waybill and to specify the equipment used and the destination details

Example
If either Cross Reference Type Code (N8-03), Equipment Initial (N8-04) or Equipment Number (N8-05) are present, then the others are required
If either Waybill Number (N8-06) or Date (N8-07) is present, then the other is required
If either City Name (N8-08) or State or Province Code (N8-09) is present, then the other is required
N8-01
186
Waybill Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Carrier accounting number of the waybill for the inbound movement

N8-02
373
Date
Required
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • N802 is the waybill date.
N8-03
231
Cross Reference Type Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code defining relationship of equipment to equipment cross-referenced

A
Additional Equipment for Manifest Billing
B
Basket Attached to Chassis (to hold generator set)
C
Prior Load Credit
G
Reference to Lead Equipment for Manifest Billing
H
Generator Set
K
Clip-on Front-Mounted Generator Unit For Container
L
Lead Car
M
Mated
T
Trailer
X
Transfer Load
N8-04
206
Equipment Initial
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 4

Prefix or alphabetic part of an equipment unit's identifying number

N8-05
207
Equipment Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 15

Sequencing or serial part of an equipment unit's identifying number (pure numeric form for equipment number is preferred)

N8-06
186
Waybill Number
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Carrier accounting number of the waybill for the inbound movement

N8-07
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • N807 is the waybill date.
N8-08
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • N808 is the destination station of movement.
N8-09
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

N8A
1810
Heading > N8A

Additional Reference Information

OptionalMax use 499

To identify additional station and waybill or station, or waybill information pertaining to revenue waybill

Example
N8A-01
1378
Waybill Cross-Reference Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code to cross-reference the type of revenue waybill to a previously submitted waybill

W5
Diversion
W6
Error Move
N8A-02
186
Waybill Number
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Carrier accounting number of the waybill for the inbound movement

N8A-03
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • N8A03 is the date of the waybill in N8A02.
N8A-04
127
Reference Identification
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 80

Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

  • N8A04 is the unique revenue reference waybill identification number (URRWIN).
N8A-05
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • N8A05 and N806 identifies the location based on the code in N8A01.
N8A-06
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

N8A-07
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

  • N8A07 and N8A08 identify the carrier associated with the N8A01.
N8A-08
573
Freight Station Accounting Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 5

Code (Freight Station Accounting) (AAR Managed Code for Locations)

N8A-09
206
Equipment Initial
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 4

Prefix or alphabetic part of an equipment unit's identifying number

N8A-10
207
Equipment Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 15

Sequencing or serial part of an equipment unit's identifying number (pure numeric form for equipment number is preferred)

F9
2000
Heading > F9

Origin Station

RequiredMax use 1

To identify the rail origin of the shipment

Example
F9-01
573
Freight Station Accounting Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 5

Code (Freight Station Accounting) (AAR Managed Code for Locations)

F9-02
19
City Name
Required
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • F902 is the origin station for movement.
F9-03
156
State or Province Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

F9-05
573
Freight Station Accounting Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 5

Code (Freight Station Accounting) (AAR Managed Code for Locations)

  • F905 is the freight station accounting code of the origin junction settlement carrier.
  • F905 is the freight station accounting code of the city named in F906.
F9-06
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

F9-07
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

F9-08
154
Standard Point Location Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 6Max 9

Code (Standard Point Location) defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city

  • F908 is the Standard Point Location Code (SPLC) for the city named in the F902.
F9-09
116
Postal Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 15

Code defining international postal zone code excluding punctuation and blanks (zip code for United States)

  • F909 is the postal code for the city named in the F902.
F9-10
154
Standard Point Location Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 6Max 9

Code (Standard Point Location) defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city

  • F910 is the Standard Point Location Code (SPLC) for the city named in the F906.
D9
2100
Heading > D9

Destination Station

RequiredMax use 1

To identify the rail destination of the shipment

Example
D9-01
573
Freight Station Accounting Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 5

Code (Freight Station Accounting) (AAR Managed Code for Locations)

D9-02
19
City Name
Required
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • D902 is the destination station of movement.
D9-03
156
State or Province Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

D9-05
573
Freight Station Accounting Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 5

Code (Freight Station Accounting) (AAR Managed Code for Locations)

  • D905 is the freight station accounting code of the destination junction settlement carrier.
  • D905 is the freight station accounting code of the city name in D906.
D9-06
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

D9-07
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

D9-08
154
Standard Point Location Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 6Max 9

Code (Standard Point Location) defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city

  • D908 is the Standard Point Location Code (SPLC) for the city named in the D902.
D9-09
116
Postal Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 15

Code defining international postal zone code excluding punctuation and blanks (zip code for United States)

  • D909 is the postal code for the city names in the D902.
D9-10
154
Standard Point Location Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 6Max 9

Code (Standard Point Location) defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city

  • D910 is the Standard Point Location Code (SPLC) for the city named in the D906.
N1 Loop
RequiredMax >1
N1
2200
Heading > N1 Loop > N1

Party Identification

RequiredMax use 1

To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

Example
At least one of Name (N1-02) or Identification Code Qualifier (N1-03) is required
If either Identification Code Qualifier (N1-03) or Identification Code (N1-04) is present, then the other is required
N1-01
98
Entity Identifier Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying an organizational entity, a physical location, property or an individual

11
Party to be billed(AAR Accounting Rule 11)
AA
Authority For Shipment
AD
Party to be advised (Written orders)
AP
Account of (Origin Party)
AQ
Account of (Destination Party)
BN
Beneficial Owner
BT
Bill-to-Party
C1
In Care Of Party no. 1
CB
Customs Broker
CD
Consignee (To Receive Mail and Small Parcels)
CH
Chassis Provider
CN
Consignee
CV
Converter
DM
Destination Mail Facility
DR
Destination Drayman
FW
Forwarder
IM
Importer
MC
Motor Carrier
N1
Notify Party no. 1
NC
Cross-Town Switch
NP
Notify Party for Shipper's Order
OM
Origin Mail Facility
OO
Order Of (Shippers Orders) - (Transportation)
OR
Origin Drayman
PF
Party to Receive Freight Bill
PJ
Party to Receive Correspondence
PU
Party at Pickup Location
PV
Party performing certification
R1
Party to Receive Scale Ticket
RR
Railroad
SF
Ship From
SH
Shipper
SNP
US Customs & Border Protection Second Notify Party
SS
Steamship Company
UC
Ultimate Consignee
UQ
Subsequent Owner
XQ
Canadian Customs Broker
XR
Mexican Customs Broker
XU
United States Customs Broker
ZS
Monitoring Party
N1-02
93
Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 60

Free-form name

N1-03
66
Identification Code Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code designating the system/method of code structure used for Identification Code (67)

2
Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC)
17
Automated Broker Interface (ABI) Routing Code
AI
Automotive Identifier for Canada Customs
BF
Broker Filer ID
BN
Canada Customs & Revenue Agency (CCRA) Business Number
C5
Customer Identification File
FI
Federal Taxpayer's Identification Number
M5
Jurisdiction Code
N1-04
67
Identification Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 80

Code identifying a party or other code

  • This segment, used alone, provides the most efficient method of providing organizational identification. To obtain this efficiency the "ID Code" (N104) must provide a key to the table maintained by the transaction processing party.
N2
2250
Heading > N1 Loop > N2

Additional Name Information

OptionalMax use 2

To specify additional names

Example
N2-01
93
Name
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 60

Free-form name

N2-02
93
Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 60

Free-form name

N3
2300
Heading > N1 Loop > N3

Party Location

OptionalMax use 2

To specify the location of the named party

Example
N3-01
166
Address Information
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 55

Address information

N3-02
166
Address Information
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 55

Address information

N4
2400
Heading > N1 Loop > N4

Geographic Location

OptionalMax use 1

To specify the geographic place of the named party

Example
N4-01
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • A combination of either N401 through N404, or N405 and N406 may be adequate to specify a location.
N4-02
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

N4-03
116
Postal Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 15

Code defining international postal zone code excluding punctuation and blanks (zip code for United States)

N4-04
26
Country Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 3

Code identifying the country

REF
2450
Heading > N1 Loop > REF

Reference Information

OptionalMax use 2

To specify identifying information

Example
REF-01
128
Reference Identification Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code qualifying the Reference Identification

94
File Identification Number
CUB
U.S. Customs Service (USCS) Bill of Lading Number
OB
Ocean Bill of Lading
XC
Cargo Control Number
XP
Previous Cargo Control Number
REF-02
127
Reference Identification
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 80

Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

PER
2500
Heading > N1 Loop > PER

Administrative Communications Contact

OptionalMax use 2

To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

Example
If either Communication Number Qualifier (PER-03) or Communication Number (PER-04) is present, then the other is required
If either Communication Number Qualifier (PER-05) or Communication Number (PER-06) is present, then the other is required
If either Communication Number Qualifier (PER-07) or Communication Number (PER-08) is present, then the other is required
PER-01
366
Contact Function Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the major duty or responsibility of the person or group named

AD
Accounting Department
AS
Authorized Signature
BC
Broker Contact
DC
Delivery Contact
EC
Emergency Contact-Shipper
FC
Forwarder Contact
IC
Information Contact
NT
Notification Contact
SH
Shipper Contact
PER-02
93
Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 60

Free-form name

PER-03
365
Communication Number Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the type of communication number

EM
Electronic Mail
FX
Facsimile
TE
Telephone
PER-04
364
Communication Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 256

Complete communications number including country or area code when applicable

PER-05
365
Communication Number Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the type of communication number

EM
Electronic Mail
FX
Facsimile
TE
Telephone
PER-06
364
Communication Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 256

Complete communications number including country or area code when applicable

PER-07
365
Communication Number Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the type of communication number

EM
Electronic Mail
FX
Facsimile
TE
Telephone
PER-08
364
Communication Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 256

Complete communications number including country or area code when applicable

BL
2620
Heading > N1 Loop > BL

Billing Information

OptionalMax use 12

To identify the individual billing segments within a movement when joint rail rates have been established between carriers but do not cover the entire movement

Example
At least one of Freight Station Accounting Code (BL-02) or City Name (BL-05) is required
If State or Province Code (BL-06) is present, then City Name (BL-05) is required
At least one of Freight Station Accounting Code (BL-03) or City Name (BL-09) is required
If State or Province Code (BL-10) is present, then City Name (BL-09) is required
BL-01
747
Rebill Reason Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying reason for rebill

RC
R11 Collect Beyond
BL-02
573
Freight Station Accounting Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 5

Code (Freight Station Accounting) (AAR Managed Code for Locations)

  • BL02 is the FSAC for the origin point of the rate for this portion of this movement.
BL-03
573
Freight Station Accounting Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 5

Code (Freight Station Accounting) (AAR Managed Code for Locations)

  • BL03 is the FSAC for the destination point of the rate for this portion of the movement.
BL-04
154
Standard Point Location Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 6Max 9

Code (Standard Point Location) defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city

  • BL04 is the Standard Point Location Code (SPLC) for the origin point of the rate for this portion of the movement.
BL-05
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • BL05 through BL07 is the city, state, and country for the rate for the beginning portion of the move.
BL-06
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

BL-07
26
Country Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 3

Code identifying the country

BL-08
154
Standard Point Location Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 6Max 9

Code (Standard Point Location) defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city

  • BL08 is the Standard Point Location Code (SPLC) for the destination point of the rate for this portion of the move.
BL-09
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • BL09 through BL11 is the city, state, and country for the rate for ending portion of the move.
BL-10
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

BL-11
26
Country Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 3

Code identifying the country

BL-12
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

  • BL12 is the Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) of the first carrier participating in the rate for the move defined in BL02 through BL11.
BL-13
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

BL-14
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

BL-15
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

BL-16
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

BL-17
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

N1 Loop end
R2
4700
Heading > R2

Route Information

RequiredMax use 13

To specify carrier and routing sequences and details

Example
If Intermediate Switch Carrier (R2-08) is present, then Intermediate Switch Carrier (R2-07) is required
R2-01
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

R2-02
133
Routing Sequence Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code describing the relationship of a carrier to a specific shipment movement

1
1st Carrier after Origin Carrier
2
2nd Carrier after Origin Carrier
3
3rd Carrier after Origin Carrier
4
4th Carrier after Origin Carrier
5
5th Carrier after Origin Carrier
6
6th Carrier after Origin Carrier
7
7th Carrier after Origin Carrier
8
8th Carrier after Origin Carrier
9
9th Carrier after Origin Carrier
A
Origin Carrier, Agent's Routing (Rail)
D
DELY (Delivery Switch Carrier)
H
Haulage Rights Carrier and Junction
I
Origin Switch Carrier
JD
Junction Settlement Carrier Following (Destination carrier receiving revenues resulting from junction contract)
JO
Junction Settlement Carrier Predecessor (Origin carrier receiving revenues resulting from junction contract)
M
Haulage Movement Carrier and Junction
R
Origin Carrier, Rule 11 Shipment
S
Origin Carrier, Shipper's Routing (Rail)
V
Intermediate Switch Carrier
R2-03
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • R203 is the station or city name at which carriers interchange shipments.
R2-04
154
Standard Point Location Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 6Max 9

Code (Standard Point Location) defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city

R2-05
177
Intermodal Service Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 2

Code identifying the Intermodal Service Plan

R2-07
296
Intermediate Switch Carrier
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Code defining a road which neither originates nor terminates the shipment but provides a switching service between two roadhaul rail carriers (SCAC code for rail switch carrier)

R2-08
296
Intermediate Switch Carrier
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Code defining a road which neither originates nor terminates the shipment but provides a switching service between two roadhaul rail carriers (SCAC code for rail switch carrier)

R9
4850
Heading > R9

Route Code Identification

OptionalMax use 1

To specify the route using a single code

Example
R9-01
1
Route Code
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 13

Mutually defined route code

E1 Loop
OptionalMax >1
E1
4900
Heading > E1 Loop > E1

Empty Car Disposition - Pended Destination Consignee

RequiredMax use 1

To identify the party receiving the empty car

Example
If either Identification Code Qualifier (E1-02) or Identification Code (E1-03) is present, then the other is required
E1-01
93
Name
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 60

Free-form name

E1-02
66
Identification Code Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code designating the system/method of code structure used for Identification Code (67)

C5
Customer Identification File
E1-03
67
Identification Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 80

Code identifying a party or other code

E4
5000
Heading > E1 Loop > E4

Empty Car Disposition - Pended Destination City

OptionalMax use 1

To specify the geographic place of named party receiving the empty car

Example
E4-01
19
City Name
Required
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

E4-02
156
State or Province Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

E4-03
116
Postal Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 15

Code defining international postal zone code excluding punctuation and blanks (zip code for United States)

E4-04
26
Country Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 3

Code identifying the country

E4-05
166
Address Information
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 55

Address information

E5
5100
Heading > E1 Loop > E5

Empty Car Disposition - Pended Destination Route

OptionalMax use 13

To specify the routing of the empty car

Example
E5-01
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

E5-02
133
Routing Sequence Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code describing the relationship of a carrier to a specific shipment movement

1
1st Carrier after Origin Carrier
2
2nd Carrier after Origin Carrier
3
3rd Carrier after Origin Carrier
4
4th Carrier after Origin Carrier
5
5th Carrier after Origin Carrier
6
6th Carrier after Origin Carrier
7
7th Carrier after Origin Carrier
8
8th Carrier after Origin Carrier
9
9th Carrier after Origin Carrier
A
Origin Carrier, Agent's Routing (Rail)
D
DELY (Delivery Switch Carrier)
I
Origin Switch Carrier
JD
Junction Settlement Carrier Following (Destination carrier receiving revenues resulting from junction contract)
JO
Junction Settlement Carrier Predecessor (Origin carrier receiving revenues resulting from junction contract)
R
Origin Carrier, Rule 11 Shipment
S
Origin Carrier, Shipper's Routing (Rail)
V
Intermediate Switch Carrier
E5-03
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

E5-04
154
Standard Point Location Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 6Max 9

Code (Standard Point Location) defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city

PI
5110
Heading > E1 Loop > PI

Price Authority Identification

OptionalMax use 1

To communicate basis of pricing, such as contract number, quote number, or tariff number

Example
PI-01
128
Reference Identification Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code qualifying the Reference Identification

CT
Contract Number
PR
Price Quote Number
TS
Tariff Number
PI-02
127
Reference Identification
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 80

Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

PI-03
436
Primary Publication Authority Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code indicating type of external reference

PI-04
930
Regulatory Agency Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 5

Code relating to the regulatory agency governing the price reference

PI-05
168
Tariff Agency Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 4

Code defining the tariff bureau or tariff publishing agent that governs the rates applied to this shipment

PI-06
965
Issuing Carrier Identifier
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 10

Identification assigned by issuing carrier

PI-07
660
Contract Suffix
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 2

Used to identify a type of contract

  • PI07 is the price authority suffix for the contract.
PI-08
169
Tariff Item Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 16

Number assigned in the tariff to specific rate or group of rates that applies to one or more items in the shipment

  • PI08 is the price authority item number.
PI-09
173
Tariff Supplement Identifier
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 4

Identifier for the tariff supplement which contains the rate used

  • PI09 is the price authority supplement.
PI-10
172
Tariff Section Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 2

Number used as an extension of the basic tariff number to identify the rates published within specific sections of the tariff

  • PI10 is the price authority section number.
PI-11
660
Contract Suffix
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 2

Used to identify a type of contract

  • PI11 is the price authority suffix for tariff.
PI-12
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • PI12 is the effective date.
PI-13
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • PI13 is the expiration date.
PI-14
629
Alternation Precedence Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying the priority of rate application when two or more rates apply to a given movement; if rate application includes two or more rates of the same value for this element, individual carrier rules and procedures shall govern

PI-15
629
Alternation Precedence Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying the priority of rate application when two or more rates apply to a given movement; if rate application includes two or more rates of the same value for this element, individual carrier rules and procedures shall govern

PI-16
284
Service Level Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code indicating the level of transportation service or the billing service offered by the transportation carrier

E1 Loop end
H3
5200
Heading > H3

Special Handling Instructions

OptionalMax use 20

To specify special handling instructions in coded or free-form format

Example
H3-01
152
Special Handling Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying special transportation handling instructions

IB
In-bond
PS
5300
Heading > PS

Protective Service Instructions

OptionalMax use 5

To specify mechanical protective service and ventilation instructions

Example
If Temperature (PS-04) is present, then Unit or Basis for Measurement Code (PS-03) is required
If Unit or Basis for Measurement Code (PS-03) is present, then at least one of Temperature (PS-04) or Temperature (PS-14) is required
If Temperature (PS-14) is present, then Unit or Basis for Measurement Code (PS-03) is required
PS-01
746
Protective Service Rule Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 9

Association of American Railroads (AAR) Protective Service that applies to shipment

PS-02
241
Protective Service Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying perishable protective service- rail carriers only

D
Discontinue Service
HDN
Do Not Heat
HDNC
Do Not Heat in Canada
HSC
Standard Heating In Canada
M
Standard Mechanical Protective Service
MN
Modified Mechanical Protective Service
MNU
Do Not Operate
PS-03
355
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken

  • PS03 qualifies the temperature in PS04 and PS14.
CE
Centigrade, Celsius
FA
Fahrenheit
PS-04
408
Temperature
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 4

Temperature

  • PS04 is the optimum allowable temperature condition for shipment.
PS-05
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

  • PS05 through PS08 are used to specify the station to which the temperature applies. PS05 and PS06 are preferred over PS07 and PS08.
PS-06
573
Freight Station Accounting Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 5

Code (Freight Station Accounting) (AAR Managed Code for Locations)

PS-07
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

PS-08
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

PS-10
745
Pre-Cooled (Rule 710) Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating whether or not the shipment was precooled per Association of American Railroads Protective Service Rule 710

PS-11
1073
Yes/No Condition or Response Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code indicating a Yes or No condition or response

  • PS11 identifies the location of the heater. A "Y" indicates the heater is ceiling-mounted; an "N" indicates the heater is in the body.
N
No
Y
Yes
PS-12
1073
Yes/No Condition or Response Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code indicating a Yes or No condition or response

  • PS12 identifies whether or not the commodity is a food product. A "Y" indicates the commodity is a food product; an "N" indicates it is a non-food product.
N
No
Y
Yes
PS-13
1073
Yes/No Condition or Response Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code indicating a Yes or No condition or response

  • PS13 indicates the amount of doorway space for the full width of the car. A "Y" indicates the doorway space is not less than 30 inches for the full width of the car; an "N" indicates it is less than 30 inches.
N
No
Y
Yes
PS-14
408
Temperature
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 4

Temperature

  • PS14 is the set temperature at service origin.
LX Loop
RequiredMax >1
LX
5400
Heading > LX Loop > LX

Transaction Set Line Number

RequiredMax use 1

To reference a line number in a transaction set

Example
LX-01
554
Assigned Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Number assigned for differentiation within a transaction set

L5
5500
Heading > LX Loop > L5

Description, Marks and Numbers

RequiredMax use 15

To specify the line item in terms of description, quantity, packaging, and marks and numbers

Example
If either Commodity Code (L5-03) or Commodity Code Qualifier (L5-04) is present, then the other is required
If Marks and Numbers Qualifier (L5-07) is present, then Marks and Numbers (L5-06) is required
If either Commodity Code Qualifier (L5-08) or Commodity Code (L5-09) is present, then the other is required
L5-01
213
Lading Line Item Number
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 3

Sequential line number for a lading item

L5-02
79
Lading Description
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 50

Description of an item as required for rating and billing purposes

  • L502 may be used to send quantity information as part of the product description.
L5-03
22
Commodity Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Code describing a commodity or group of commodities

L5-04
23
Commodity Code Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the commodity coding system used for Commodity Code

3
Empty Non-hazardous Last Contained (HMRC) Code
L
Last Contained Contents STCC
T
Standard Transportation Commodity Code (STCC)
L5-05
103
Packaging Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 3Max 5

Code identifying the type of packaging; Part 1: Packaging Form, Part 2: Packaging Material; if the Data Element is used, then Part 1 is always required

L5-06
87
Marks and Numbers
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 48

Marks and numbers used to identify a shipment or parts of a shipment

L5-07
88
Marks and Numbers Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 2

Code specifying the application or source of Marks and Numbers (87)

L5-08
23
Commodity Code Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying the commodity coding system used for Commodity Code

L5-09
22
Commodity Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Code describing a commodity or group of commodities

L5-10
595
Compartment ID Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying the compartment in a compartmentalized tank car

L0 Loop
OptionalMax >1
L0
5700
Heading > LX Loop > L0 Loop > L0

Line Item - Quantity and Weight

RequiredMax use 1

To specify quantity, weight, volume, and type of service for a line item including applicable "quantity/rate-as" data

Example
If either Billed/Rated-as Quantity (L0-02) or Billed/Rated-as Qualifier (L0-03) is present, then the other is required
If either Weight (L0-04) or Weight Qualifier (L0-05) is present, then the other is required
If either Volume (L0-06) or Volume Unit Qualifier (L0-07) is present, then the other is required
If either Lading Quantity (L0-08) or Packaging Form Code (L0-09) is present, then the other is required
If Weight Unit Code (L0-11) is present, then Weight (L0-04) is required
If either Quantity (L0-13) or Yes/No Condition or Response Code (L0-15) is present, then the other is required
L0-01
213
Lading Line Item Number
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 3

Sequential line number for a lading item

L0-02
220
Billed/Rated-as Quantity
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 11

Basis for rating (miles, value, volume, etc.); Note: Weight may be defined by either data element 220 or 81

L0-03
221
Billed/Rated-as Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the type of quantity or value on which the rate or item pricing is based

DM
Miles
GL
Gallon
ND
Cord
NP
Piece
NU
Unit
NV
Vehicle
L0-04
81
Weight
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 10

Numeric value of weight

L0-05
187
Weight Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code defining the type of weight

A3
Shippers Weight
B
Billed Weight
C
Actual Net Repeated for Combination
E
Estimated Net Weight
G
Gross Weight
J
Light Weight
K
Clean Out
M
Minimum Weight (for rate)
N
Actual Net Weight
O
Excess Weight Over Maximum
X
Maximum Weight (for Rate)
L0-06
183
Volume
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 8

Value of volumetric measure

L0-07
184
Volume Unit Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the volume unit

D
Cord
E
Cubic Feet
F
100 Board Feet
G
Gallons
T
Container
U
Volumetric Unit
V
Liter
L0-08
80
Lading Quantity
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 7

Number of units (pieces) of the lading commodity

  • L008 is the number of handling units of the line item tendered to the carrier.
L0-09
211
Packaging Form Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 3

Code for packaging form of the lading quantity

L0-10
458
Dunnage Description
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 25

Material used to protect lading

L0-11
188
Weight Unit Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code specifying the weight unit

L0-12
56
Type of Service Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code specifying extent of transportation service requested

L0-13
380
Quantity
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 15

Numeric value of quantity

  • L013 can only be used if the code in L009 is PLT, SKD, or SLP.
  • L013 is used to convey the total number of boxes, cartons, or pieces contained on a pallet, skid, or slip sheet for the line item.
L0-14
211
Packaging Form Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 3

Code for packaging form of the lading quantity

L0-15
1073
Yes/No Condition or Response Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating a Yes or No condition or response

  • L015 designates whether the carrier will be required to verify the number of units contained on a pallet, slip sheet or skid. Code "Y" indicates that the carrier will be required to verify. Code "N" indicates that the carrier will not be required to verify.
MEA
5750
Heading > LX Loop > L0 Loop > MEA

Measurements

OptionalMax use 3

To specify physical measurements or counts, including dimensions, tolerances, variances, and weights

(See Figures Appendix for example of use of C001)

Example
If Measurement Significance Code (MEA-07) is present, then at least one of Measurement Value (MEA-03), Range Minimum (MEA-05) or Range Maximum (MEA-06) is required
At least one of Measurement Value (MEA-03), Range Minimum (MEA-05), Range Maximum (MEA-06) or Measurement Attribute Code (MEA-08) is required
Only one of Measurement Value (MEA-03) or Measurement Attribute Code (MEA-08) may be present
Only one of Composite Unit of Measure (MEA-04) or Industry Code (MEA-12) may be present
If Range Minimum (MEA-05) is present, then at least one of Composite Unit of Measure (MEA-04) or Industry Code (MEA-12) is required
If Range Maximum (MEA-06) is present, then at least one of Composite Unit of Measure (MEA-04) or Industry Code (MEA-12) is required
If either Code List Qualifier Code (MEA-11) or Industry Code (MEA-12) is present, then the other is required
MEA-01
737
Measurement Reference ID Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the broad category to which a measurement applies

BD
Billed Dimensions
MEA-02
738
Measurement Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying a specific product or process characteristic to which a measurement applies

HT
Height
LN
Length
WD
Width
MEA-03
739
Measurement Value
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 15

The value of the measurement

MEA-04
C001
Composite Unit of Measure
Optional
To identify a composite unit of measure (See Figures Appendix for examples of use)
C001-01
355
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken

C001-02
1018
Exponent
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 15

Power to which a unit is raised

C001-03
649
Multiplier
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 10

Value to be used as a multiplier to obtain a new value

C001-04
355
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken

IN
Inch
C001-05
1018
Exponent
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 15

Power to which a unit is raised

C001-06
649
Multiplier
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 10

Value to be used as a multiplier to obtain a new value

C001-07
355
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken

IN
Inch
C001-08
1018
Exponent
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 15

Power to which a unit is raised

C001-09
649
Multiplier
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 10

Value to be used as a multiplier to obtain a new value

C001-10
355
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken

IN
Inch
C001-11
1018
Exponent
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 15

Power to which a unit is raised

C001-12
649
Multiplier
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 10

Value to be used as a multiplier to obtain a new value

C001-13
355
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken

IN
Inch
C001-14
1018
Exponent
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 15

Power to which a unit is raised

C001-15
649
Multiplier
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 10

Value to be used as a multiplier to obtain a new value

MEA-05
740
Range Minimum
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 15

The value specifying the minimum of the measurement range

  • When citing dimensional tolerances, any measurement requiring a sign (+ or -), or any measurement where a positive (+) value cannot be assumed, use MEA05 as the negative (-) value and MEA06 as the positive (+) value.
MEA-06
741
Range Maximum
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 15

The value specifying the maximum of the measurement range

MEA-07
935
Measurement Significance Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code used to benchmark, qualify or further define a measurement value

MEA-08
936
Measurement Attribute Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code used to express an attribute response when a numeric measurement value cannot be determined

MEA-09
752
Surface/Layer/Position Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code indicating the product surface, layer or position that is being described

MEA-10
1373
Measurement Method or Device
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

The method or device used to record the measurement

MEA-11
1270
Code List Qualifier Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 3

Code identifying a specific industry code list

  • MEA11 is the external code list for the unit of measure.
MEA-12
1271
Industry Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Code indicating a code from a specific industry code list

  • MEA12 defines the unit of measure for MEA03, MEA05, and MEA06 from an external code list.
PI Loop
OptionalMax >1
PI
5900
Heading > LX Loop > L0 Loop > PI Loop > PI

Price Authority Identification

RequiredMax use 1

To communicate basis of pricing, such as contract number, quote number, or tariff number

Example
PI-01
128
Reference Identification Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code qualifying the Reference Identification

CT
Contract Number
PR
Price Quote Number
TS
Tariff Number
PI-02
127
Reference Identification
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 80

Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

PI-03
436
Primary Publication Authority Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code indicating type of external reference

PI-04
930
Regulatory Agency Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 5

Code relating to the regulatory agency governing the price reference

PI-05
168
Tariff Agency Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 4

Code defining the tariff bureau or tariff publishing agent that governs the rates applied to this shipment

PI-06
965
Issuing Carrier Identifier
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 10

Identification assigned by issuing carrier

PI-07
660
Contract Suffix
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 2

Used to identify a type of contract

  • PI07 is the price authority suffix for the contract.
PI-08
169
Tariff Item Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 16

Number assigned in the tariff to specific rate or group of rates that applies to one or more items in the shipment

  • PI08 is the price authority item number.
PI-09
173
Tariff Supplement Identifier
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 4

Identifier for the tariff supplement which contains the rate used

  • PI09 is the price authority supplement.
PI-10
172
Tariff Section Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 2

Number used as an extension of the basic tariff number to identify the rates published within specific sections of the tariff

  • PI10 is the price authority section number.
PI-11
660
Contract Suffix
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 2

Used to identify a type of contract

  • PI11 is the price authority suffix for tariff.
PI-12
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • PI12 is the effective date.
PI-13
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • PI13 is the expiration date.
PI-14
629
Alternation Precedence Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying the priority of rate application when two or more rates apply to a given movement; if rate application includes two or more rates of the same value for this element, individual carrier rules and procedures shall govern

PI-15
629
Alternation Precedence Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying the priority of rate application when two or more rates apply to a given movement; if rate application includes two or more rates of the same value for this element, individual carrier rules and procedures shall govern

PI-16
284
Service Level Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code indicating the level of transportation service or the billing service offered by the transportation carrier

CD
5920
Heading > LX Loop > L0 Loop > PI Loop > CD

Shipment Conditions

OptionalMax use 10

To specify condition restrictions or provisions applicable to the rate docket

Example
If Condition Value (CD-03) is present, then Condition Code (CD-02) is required
If Condition Value (CD-04) is present, then Condition Code (CD-02) is required
If Condition Value (CD-05) is present, then Condition Code (CD-02) is required
Only one of Condition Code (CD-02) or Standard Carrier Alpha Code (CD-08) may be present
If either Standard Carrier Alpha Code (CD-08), Docket Control Number (CD-09) or Docket Identification (CD-10) are present, then the others are required
If Group Title (CD-11) is present, then Standard Carrier Alpha Code (CD-08), Docket Control Number (CD-09) and Docket Identification (CD-10) are required
CD-01
495
Condition Segment Logical Connector
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 3

Code indicating how a specific segment's statement of a rate restriction is evaluated, and its relationship to rate restrictions stated within other segments of the same segment definition.

CD-02
498
Condition Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 4Max 4

Code defined in the official railway equipment register which identifies the type of restriction or provision applicable to a rate; when combined with element 499, a specific rate restriction or provision is represented

CD-03
499
Condition Value
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 10

Identifies rate restrictions or provisions

CD-04
499
Condition Value
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 10

Identifies rate restrictions or provisions

CD-05
499
Condition Value
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 10

Identifies rate restrictions or provisions

CD-06
554
Assigned Number
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Number assigned for differentiation within a transaction set

CD-07
259
Change Type Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating change type

CD-08
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

  • CD08 is the Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) of the group docket owner.
CD-09
697
Docket Control Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 7

A grouping identification which, when combined with elements 140 and 690, provides a unique identity to a parcel of ratemaking activity

CD-10
690
Docket Identification
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 11

A sequence number which, when combined with elements 140 and 697, provides a unique identity to a parcel of ratemaking activity

CD-11
260
Group Title
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

The descriptive title of a data group

PI Loop end
L0 Loop end
X1
5950
Heading > LX Loop > X1

Export License

OptionalMax use 6

To transmit information contained on an export license

Example
X1-01
83
Code For Licensing, Certification, Registration, or Accreditation Agency
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying a licensing, certification, registration, or accreditation agency.

E
Office of Export Administration
G
Department of Agriculture - Tobacco, Seeds & Plants
I
Department of the Interior - U.S. Endangered Native Fish and Wildlife and Migratory Birds
J
Department of Justice - Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs
L
US Customs Service - Automated Export System
M
Maritime Administration - Watercraft (Other Than Vessels of War), Vessels Exported for Scrapping, Dismantling, Dismembering, or Destroying the Hulls Thereof (Also Controlled by Office of Export Administration)
N
Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Commodities Subject to the Atomic Energy Act
P
Federal Power Commission - Natural Gas and Electric Energy
S
Department of State - Arms, Ammunition, Implements of War; Vessels of War
T
Department of Treasury - Gold
X1-02
50
Export License Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 6Max 35

Government assigned identification number for exporter

X1-03
51
Export License Status Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code defining whether the shipment completes the terms of the license, or the shipment is only a partial delivery relative to the license terms

X1-04
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • X104 is the export license expiration date.
X1-05
52
Export License Symbol Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code which specifies the export symbol marked on a shipment

1
G-Dest - Shipments of Commodities to Destination Not Requiring a Validated License
2
GLV - Shipments of Limited Value
3
GIT - In-transit Shipments
4
GUS - Shipments to Personnel and Agencies of the U.S. Government
5
GLC - Exports of Commercial Vehicles by Certain Civil Airlines and by Private Common Carrier
6
GTF-US - Goods Imported for Display at U.S. Exhibitions or Trade Fairs
7
GLR - Return or Replacement of Certain Commodities
8
GIFT - Shipment of Gift Parcels
9
GATS - Aircraft on Temporary Sojourn
10
GMS - Shipments Under the Mutual Security Act
11
GTD & GTDR - Technical Data
CN
Automated Export System (AES) Ultimate Destination Canada
DP
Automated Export System (AES) Diplomatic Pouches
GS
Automated Export System (AES) Shipments to U. S. Agencies
HH
Automated Export System (AES) Household Shipment
HR
Automated Export System (AES) Human Remains
MS
Automated Export System (AES) U. S. Military Supplies
PP
Automated Export System (AES) Personal Property
UP
Automated Export System (AES) Shipments between US Possesions except Virgin Islands
UR
Automated Export System (AES) Unreported Low Value Shipment
X1-06
48
Export License Control Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating the type of control applicable to the export license

X1-07
26
Country Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 3

Code identifying the country

X1-08
141
Schedule B Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 7Max 10

Code identifying commodity number established for international statistical purposes

X1-09
210
International/Domestic Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating international or domestic shipment

X1-10
80
Lading Quantity
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 7

Number of units (pieces) of the lading commodity

X1-11
148
Lading Value
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 2Max 9

Value of shipment for export, expressed in the standard monetary denomination for the currency specified

X1-12
47
Export Filing Key Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating the type of communications with customs

X1-13
355
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken

X1-14
212
Unit Price
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 15

Price per unit of product, service, commodity, etc.

X1-15
1306
U.S. Government License Type
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 1

Code to identify the type of government license involved

X1-16
67
Identification Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 80

Code identifying a party or other code

  • X116 is the export classification code number (ECCN).
X1-17
310
Location Identifier
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Code which identifies a specific location

  • X117 is the Schedule D designation for the central location where the Shipper Export Declarations (SEDs) have been batch filed.
LX Loop end
T1 Loop
OptionalMax >1
T1
6000
Heading > T1 Loop > T1

Transit Inbound Origin

RequiredMax use 1

To specify origin point and waybill references of movement to transit waybill point

Example
If either City Name (T1-05) or State or Province Code (T1-06) is present, then the other is required
If either Reference Identification Qualifier (T1-10) or Reference Identification (T1-11) is present, then the other is required
T1-01
554
Assigned Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Number assigned for differentiation within a transaction set

T1-02
186
Waybill Number
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Carrier accounting number of the waybill for the inbound movement

  • T102 will contain the inbound shipment waybill numbers.
T1-03
373
Date
Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • T103 will contain the inbound shipment waybill date.
T1-04
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

  • T104 is the Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) of the origin carrier.
T1-05
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • T105 is the origin station for movement.
T1-06
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency

T1-07
154
Standard Point Location Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 6Max 9

Code (Standard Point Location) defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city

T1-08
229
Transit Registration Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 6

Freight bill or bureau number used to identify a transit shipment

T1-09
461
Transit Level Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 3

Code indicating level of inbound transit references

T1-10
128
Reference Identification Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code qualifying the Reference Identification

  • T110 and T111 are used on local transit only, to convey the previous Inbound Transit Bill of Lading Number or Shipment Identification Number.
BL
Government Bill of Lading
BM
Bill of Lading Number
BN
Booking Number
CO
Customer Order Number
CR
Customer Reference Number
OB
Ocean Bill of Lading
SI
Shipper's Identifying Number for Shipment (SID)
T1-11
127
Reference Identification
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 80

Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

T2
6100
Heading > T1 Loop > T2

Transit Inbound Lading

OptionalMax use 30

To specify lading description, including weight and rate details applying to the associated T1 segment

Example
If either Freight Rate (T2-05) or Rate/Value Qualifier (T2-06) is present, then the other is required
If either Freight Rate (T2-07) or Rate/Value Qualifier (T2-08) is present, then the other is required
T2-01
554
Assigned Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Number assigned for differentiation within a transaction set

T2-02
79
Lading Description
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 50

Description of an item as required for rating and billing purposes

T2-03
81
Weight
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 10

Numeric value of weight

  • T203 is the transit portion weight from inbound movement.
T2-04
187
Weight Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code defining the type of weight

B
Billed Weight
E
Estimated Net Weight
G
Gross Weight
K
Clean Out
M
Minimum Weight (for rate)
N
Actual Net Weight
O
Excess Weight Over Maximum
X
Maximum Weight (for Rate)
T2-05
60
Freight Rate
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 9

Rate that applies to the specific commodity

  • T205 is the through-freight-rate that applies to the shipment from the point of origin inland movement to the point of destination of the current movement.
T2-06
122
Rate/Value Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code qualifying how to extend charges or interpret value

T2-07
60
Freight Rate
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 9

Rate that applies to the specific commodity

  • T207 is the paid-in-rate basis of the paid-in portion of the shipment.
T2-08
122
Rate/Value Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code qualifying how to extend charges or interpret value

T2-09
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • In T209, "City" is used for the combination through-rate city.
T2-10
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • In T210, "City" is used for the combination paid-in city.
T2-11
462
Through Surcharge Percent
Optional
Numeric (N2)
Min 2Max 4

Percentage of through freight charges to be charged extra as a surcharge

T2-12
463
Paid-In Surcharge Percent
Optional
Numeric (N2)
Min 2Max 4

Percentage of paid-in freight charges to be charged extra as a surcharge

T3
6200
Heading > T1 Loop > T3

Transit Inbound Route

OptionalMax use 12

To specify transit inbound routing, including equipment identifications for associated T1 and T2 segments

Example
If either Equipment Initial (T3-06) or Equipment Number (T3-07) is present, then the other is required
T3-01
554
Assigned Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Number assigned for differentiation within a transaction set

T3-02
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Standard Carrier Alpha Code

T3-03
133
Routing Sequence Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code describing the relationship of a carrier to a specific shipment movement

1
1st Carrier after Origin Carrier
2
2nd Carrier after Origin Carrier
3
3rd Carrier after Origin Carrier
4
4th Carrier after Origin Carrier
5
5th Carrier after Origin Carrier
6
6th Carrier after Origin Carrier
7
7th Carrier after Origin Carrier
8
8th Carrier after Origin Carrier
9
9th Carrier after Origin Carrier
A
Origin Carrier, Agent's Routing (Rail)
D
DELY (Delivery Switch Carrier)
I
Origin Switch Carrier
JD
Junction Settlement Carrier Following (Destination carrier receiving revenues resulting from junction contract)
JO
Junction Settlement Carrier Predecessor (Origin carrier receiving revenues resulting from junction contract)
R
Origin Carrier, Rule 11 Shipment
S
Origin Carrier, Shipper's Routing (Rail)
V
Intermediate Switch Carrier
T3-04
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • T304 is the station or city name at which carriers interchange shipments. T304 will contain the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Accounting Rule 260 junction rule.
T3-05
154
Standard Point Location Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 6Max 9

Code (Standard Point Location) defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city

T3-06
206
Equipment Initial
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 4

Prefix or alphabetic part of an equipment unit's identifying number

  • T306 will contain the equipment initial of the inbound car.
T3-07
207
Equipment Number
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 15

Sequencing or serial part of an equipment unit's identifying number (pure numeric form for equipment number is preferred)

  • T307 will contain the equipment number of the inbound car.
T6
6300
Heading > T1 Loop > T6

Transit Inbound Rates

OptionalMax use 1

To identify the transit inbound prior origin point and waybill reference of movement to the point specified in T1 segment

Example
If either Freight Rate (T6-02) or Rate/Value Qualifier (T6-03) is present, then the other is required
If either Freight Rate (T6-05) or Rate/Value Qualifier (T6-06) is present, then the other is required
T6-01
554
Assigned Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Number assigned for differentiation within a transaction set

  • T601 must contain the same number that is on the corresponding T1 segment.
T6-02
60
Freight Rate
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 9

Rate that applies to the specific commodity

  • T602 is the through-freight-rate that applies to the shipment from the point of origin of the inland movement to the point of destination of the current billing movement.
T6-03
122
Rate/Value Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code qualifying how to extend charges or interpret value

T6-04
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • In T604, "City" is used for the combination through-rate city.
T6-05
60
Freight Rate
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 9

Rate that applies to the specific commodity

  • T605 is the paid-in-rate basis of the paid-in portion of the shipment.
T6-06
122
Rate/Value Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code qualifying how to extend charges or interpret value

T6-07
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • In T607, "City" is used for the combination paid-in rate city.
T8
6400
Heading > T1 Loop > T8

Free-form Transit Data

OptionalMax use 99

To transmit information in a free-form format relating to a specified transit sequence number

Example
T8-01
554
Assigned Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Number assigned for differentiation within a transaction set

  • T801 must contain the same transit sequence number that is on the corresponding T1.
T8-02
299
Transit Free-form Data
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 80

Free-form data relative to inbound transit information

T1 Loop end
LS
6600
Heading > LS

Loop Header

OptionalMax use 1

To indicate that the next segment begins a loop

Example
LS-01
447
Loop Identifier Code
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 6

The loop ID number given on the transaction set diagram is the value for this data element in segments LS and LE

LH1 Loop
OptionalMax >1
LH1
6700
Heading > LH1 Loop > LH1

Hazardous Identification Information

RequiredMax use 1

To specify the hazardous commodity identification reference number and quantity

Example
LH1-01
355
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken

  • LH101 and LH102 are used to convey the number and type of packages for bulk and nonbulk movements.
LH1-02
80
Lading Quantity
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 7

Number of units (pieces) of the lading commodity

LH1-03
277
UN/NA Identification Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 6Max 6

Code identifying the hazardous material identification number as required by Title 49 of the code of Federal Regulations; UN/NA stands for United Nations/North America

LH1-04
200
Hazardous Materials Page
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 6

The United Nations page number as required for the international transport of hazardous materials

LH1-05
22
Commodity Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Code describing a commodity or group of commodities

LH1-06
355
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken

  • LH106 and LH107 are used to convey the quantity or volume and unit of measure for shipments.
LH1-07
380
Quantity
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 15

Numeric value of quantity

LH1-08
595
Compartment ID Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code identifying the compartment in a compartmentalized tank car

LH1-09
665
Residue Indicator Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating that the material being described is that which remains in a packaging (including a tank car) after it has been unloaded

  • In LH109, a value of "R" or "P" requires that the receiver generate the words "residue: last contained" prior to the shipping name in accordance with regulations.
LH1-10
254
Packing Group Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 3

Code indicating degree of danger in terms of Roman number I, II or III

LH1-12
1271
Industry Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Code indicating a code from a specific industry code list

  • LH112 is the packaging form code for the non-bulk container passed in the LH101 as defined in 49 CFR 178 and required by 49 CFR 172. (See Code Source 937)
LH2
6800
Heading > LH1 Loop > LH2

Hazardous Classification Information

OptionalMax use 4

To specify the hazardous notation and endorsement information

  • If the hazardous endorsement (LH204) is "NONE", then use of LH204 is mandatory.
    However, the receiver must consider it to be blanks when printing a paper document.
Example
If either Unit or Basis for Measurement Code (LH2-06) or Temperature (LH2-07) is present, then the other is required
If either Unit or Basis for Measurement Code (LH2-08) or Temperature (LH2-09) is present, then the other is required
If either Unit or Basis for Measurement Code (LH2-10) or Temperature (LH2-11) is present, then the other is required
If either Weight Unit Code (LH2-12) or Net Explosive Quantity (LH2-13) is present, then the other is required
LH2-01
215
Hazardous Classification
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 30

The hazardous classification corresponding to the shipping name of the hazardous commodity

LH2-02
983
Hazardous Class Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code qualifying hazardous class

LH2-05
759
Reportable Quantity Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code to identify presence of hazardous substance

LH2-06
355
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken

  • LH206 and LH207 indicate the flashpoint temperature.
CE
Centigrade, Celsius
FA
Fahrenheit
LH2-07
408
Temperature
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 4

Temperature

LH2-08
355
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken

  • LH208 and LH209 indicate the control temperature.
CE
Centigrade, Celsius
FA
Fahrenheit
LH2-09
408
Temperature
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 4

Temperature

LH2-10
355
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken

  • LH210 and LH211 indicate the emergency temperature.
CE
Centigrade, Celsius
FA
Fahrenheit
LH2-11
408
Temperature
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 4

Temperature

LH2-12
188
Weight Unit Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code specifying the weight unit

  • LH212 and LH213 indicate the net explosive weight.
LH2-13
267
Net Explosive Quantity
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 10

Net weight of the explosive quantity of the hazardous commodity

LH3
6900
Heading > LH1 Loop > LH3

Hazardous Material Shipping Name Information

OptionalMax use 10

To specify the hazardous material shipping name and additional descriptive requirements

Example
If either Hazardous Material Shipping Name (LH3-01) or Hazardous Material Shipping Name Qualifier (LH3-02) is present, then the other is required
LH3-01
224
Hazardous Material Shipping Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 25

The proper shipping name of the hazardous commodity as specified by Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, or the shipping name of the dangerous good as defined in the Canadian Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations, or the international regulations as promulgated by the United Nations

LH3-02
984
Hazardous Material Shipping Name Qualifier
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Qualifier indicating the source (regulatory) of the proper shipping name

LH3-03
985
N.O.S. Indicator Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 3Max 3

Code indicating the type of regulatory requirements that apply to a description; N.O.S. stands for Not Otherwise Specified