B2 Beginning Segment for Shipment Information Transaction
To transmit basic data relating to shipment information
Code specifying the types of services for rating purposes
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
B202 contains the Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) of the carrier that will receive the bill of lading.
B202 is mandatory for transaction set 204.
Code (Standard Point Location) defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the National Transportation Agency of Canada (NTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city
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)
Code specifying the weight unit
Code identifying payment terms for transportation charges
Code defining relationship of this shipment with respect to other shipments given to the carrier at the same time
Total pieces of equipment
Code indicating the way by which weights are obtained for a particular shipment
B209 is mandatory for rail transactions.
Code defining method of handling for documentation
Code identifying the trade terms which apply to the shipment transportation responsibility
If B211 is used, B206 will indicate the party or parties responsible for payment of the transportation terms identified in B211.
Code identifying the method for the movement of payment instructions