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.

Heading

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

    BAX01 is the to location Standard Point Location Code (SPLC).
    If BAX02 = "T" (Train Consist), then BAX06 must not be blank.
  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 that may be necessary for safe handling of shipment

      7. To specify mechanical protective service and ventilation instructions

      8. To specify identifying information

      9. To indicate that the next segment begins a loop

      10. LH1 Loop Optional
        Repeat 1000
        1. To specify the hazardous commodity identification reference number and quantity

        2. 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.
        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 Transport Canada requirements covering transportation of dangerous goods 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. 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

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

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

      13. 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.
      14. 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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