417 Rail Carrier Waybill Interchange

Functional Group WB

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This standard provides the format and establishes the data contents of the Rail Carrier Waybill Interchange Transaction Set within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange environment. This transaction set is 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.

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Position
Segment
Name
Max use
  1. To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number

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

  3. To transmit identification numbers and other basic shipment data

  4. To transmit rail-specific shipment data

  5. To transmit identifying numbers and descriptive information as specified by the reference number qualifier

  6. To identify specific flight or voyage information for multimodal shipments.

  7. To specify pertinent dates and times

  8. N7 Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 255
    1. To identify the equipment.

    2. To define motor vehicle identification and logistics.

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

    4. To specify the overall movement of a shipment

    5. To transmit in-bond data for a master in-bond bill of lading

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

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

    8. To specify carrier equipment.

    9. To identify the car service directive or other car movement instructions applicable to the empty movement of the car

  9. To identify the transportation interchange authority

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

  11. To specify information about a specific event

  12. To identify the rail origin of this shipment.

  13. To identify the rail destination of this shipment.

  14. N1 Loop Optional
    Repeat 10
    1. To identify a party by type of organization, name and code

    2. To specify the location of the named party

    3. To specify the geographic place of the named party

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

  15. F5 Loop Optional
    Repeat 10
  16. D5 Loop Optional
    Repeat 10
  17. S1 Loop Optional
    Repeat 6
    1. To identify a stop-off party

    2. To specify the address of the stop-off party

    3. To specify location details for a stop-off

  18. To specify carrier and routing sequences and details

  19. To allow the identification of multiple billing origins and methods of payment on shipments requiring multiple billings

  20. To identify the party receiving the empty car

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

  22. To specify the routing of the empty car

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

  24. To specify mechanical protective service and ventilation instructions.

  25. LX Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 25
    1. To reference a line number in a transaction set.

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

    3. To indicate that the next segment begins a loop

    4. LX Loop Optional
      Repeat 25
      1. To reference a line number in a transaction set.

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

      3. To specify rate and charges detail relative to a line item including freight charges, advances, special charges, and entitlements

    5. To indicate that the loop immediately preceding this segment is complete

    6. To reference details of the tariff used to arrive at applicable rates or charge

  26. T1 Loop Optional
    Repeat 64
    1. To specify origin point and waybill references of movement to transit waybill point

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

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

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

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

  27. To specify the total shipment in terms of weight, volume, rates, charges, advances, and prepaid amounts applicable to one or more line items

  28. To indicate that the next segment begins a loop

  29. LH1 Loop Optional
    Repeat 50
    1. To specify the hazardous commodity identification reference number and quantity.

    2. To specify the hazardous classification, placard 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.
    3. To specify the hazardous material shipping name and additional descriptive requirements.

    4. To uniquely identify the variable information required by government regulation covering the transportation of hazardous material shipments

    5. To specify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) information relating to shipments of hazardous material

    6. To specify additional Canadian Transport Goods Directorate requirements covering transportation of dangerous commodities in Canada.

    7. To specify the placard information required by the second government agency when shipment is to cross into another country

    8. To transmit specific hazardous material reference numbers.

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

  30. To indicate that the loop immediately preceding this segment is complete

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

  32. To specify the hazardous classification, placard 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.
  33. To transmit specific hazardous material reference numbers.

  34. To indicate customs information

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

  36. To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments).

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