204 Motor Carrier Load Tender
Functional Group SM
X12I Transportation Subcommittee
This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Motor Carrier Load Tender Transaction Set (204) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction set can be used to allow shippers or other interested parties to offer (tender) a shipment to a full load (truckload) motor carrier including detailed scheduling, equipment requirements, commodities, and shipping instructions pertinent to a load tender. It is not to be used to provide a motor carrier with data relative to a Less-than-Truckload bill of lading, pick-up notification, or manifest.
What is an EDI 204?
An EDI 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender communicates shipment requests to the freight industry from a freight broker to a carrier. It contains information about the shipment details, including the number of stops (S5 segment), the pickup and delivery dates (G62 segment), and the size of the shipment (AT8 segment).
How is an EDI 204 used?
For example, Broker A sends an EDI 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender to Carrier B requesting pallet pickup. Carrier B responds with an EDI 990 Response to Load Tender accepting the shipment. If Carrier B rejects the shipment, Broker A would then send the 204 to the next best carrier.