BCQ Beginning Segment for Shipper's Car Order

To indicate the beginning of the Shipper's Car Order Transaction Set and transmit identifying numbers and dates

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
BCQ01
Transaction Set Purpose Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
1
Code identifying purpose of transaction set
BCQ02
Date
Date (DT)
Mandatory
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BCQ02 is the transaction date.
BCQ03
Time
Time (TM)
Mandatory
4
8
1
Time expressed in 24-hour clock time as follows: HHMM, or HHMMSS, or HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD, where H = hours (00-23), M = minutes (00-59), S = integer seconds (00-59) and DD = decimal seconds; decimal seconds are expressed as follows: D = tenths (0-9) and DD = hundredths (00-99)
BCQ03 is the transaction time.
BCQ04
Reference Identification
String (AN)
Optional
1
50
1
Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
BCQ04 is the unique customer order number.
BCQ05
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
4
1
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
BCQ06
Transaction Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code specifying the type of transaction
BCQ07
Industry Code
String (AN)
Optional
1
30
1
Code indicating a code from a specific industry code list
BCQ07 is the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Status Code for the Car Order.

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