BOL Beginning Segment for the Motor Carrier Bill of Lading

To transmit identifying numbers, dates, and other basic data related to the transaction set

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
BOL01
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
4
1
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
BOL01 is the Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) of the carrier that is to provide transportation services.
BOL02
Shipment Method of Payment
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
1
Code identifying payment terms for transportation charges
BOL02 is the method of payment for the freight charges.
BOL03
Shipment Identification Number
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
30
1
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)
BOL03 is the identification number assigned by the shipper, usually the Bill of Lading number.
BOL04
Date
Date (DT)
Mandatory
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BOL04 is the date the carrier picked up the freight.
BOL05
Time
Time (TM)
Optional
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)
BOL05 is the actual time the carrier picked up the freight.
BOL06
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
BOL06 is the number assigned by the carrier to the shipment, usually the PRO number.
BOL07
Status Report Request Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code used by the shipper to specify that an automatic status report is requested when the shipment is delivered
BOL08
Section Seven Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code indicating applicability of section seven option (if not transmitted assume not in effect)
BOL09
Customs Documentation Handling Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code defining method of handling for documentation
BOL10
Shipment Method of Payment
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying payment terms for transportation charges
BOL10 is the method of payment for the COD fee.
BOL11
Currency Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
3
3
1
Code (Standard ISO) for country in whose currency the charges are specified
BOL11 is the currency that all monetary units are specified in for this transaction set.

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