RA Rate Header

To indicate a route code and other codes which define the use of the RB and FK segments which follow

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
RA01
Route Code
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
13
1
Mutually defined route code
RA01 is the origin Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) (four characters), destination SCAC (four characters), and a mutually defined route number (4 characters).
RA02
Rate/Value Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
1
Code qualifying how to extend charges or interpret value
RA02 qualifies the rate and factor.
RA03
Rate/Value Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code qualifying how to extend charges or interpret value
RA03 qualifies the minima.
RA04
Alternation Precedence Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code identifying the priority of rate application when two or more rates apply to a given movement; if rate application includes two or more rates of the same value for this element, individual carrier rules and procedures shall govern
RA04 default is "L".
RA05
Number of Rates
Numeric (N0)
Optional
1
1
1
Number of RB segments that are in the given loop iteration
RA06
Unit Conversion Factor
N4
Optional
1
9
1
Identifies the weight in pounds of units specified by data element 122 Applicable to Rates
RA07
Rate Level Qualifier Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
1
1
Code identifying the type of rate level used
P0708: If either RA-07 or RA-08 is present, then the other is required
RA08
Rate Level
String (AN)
Conditional
1
5
1
Identifies the broad tariff change which is reflected in the rate amounts and need not be separately applied; when a rail carrier's cost recovery (RCCR) change is not applicable, then "N/A" will appear in this element
RA09
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
RA09 is the effective date of RA08.
RA10
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
RA10 is the expiration date of RA08.

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