418 Rail Advance Interchange Consist

Functional Group IC

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Rail Advance Interchange Consist Transaction Set (418) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to transmit advance information on equipment being interchanged to a connection rail carrier, from a consignor or to a consignee.

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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. W1 Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 30
    1. To identify the block identification of a specific cut of cars relating to this interchange report.

    2. W2 Loop Mandatory
      Repeat 400
      1. To identify equipment and the commodity being carried

      2. To provide sufficient waybill information for delivery of shipment

      3. To identify the transportation interchange authority

      4. To provide sufficient information to identify the origin of shipment

      5. To specify carrier and routing sequences and details

      6. To provide special handling information necessary for safe handling of shipment

      7. To specify mechanical protective service and ventilation instructions.

      8. To indicate that the next segment begins a loop

      9. LH1 Loop Optional
        Repeat 100
        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

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

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

      12. 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.
      13. To transmit specific hazardous material reference numbers.

  4. 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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