EDI 470 Railroad Clearance

Functional Group RB

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Rail Clearance Transaction Set (470) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide the means to request or respond to clearances for dimensional and heavy shipments by Rail.


Max use
  1. To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number

  2. To indicate the beginning of a transaction set

  3. To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

  4. To identify the rail origin of the shipment

  5. To identify the rail destination of the shipment

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

  7. To specify special handling instructions in coded or free-form format

  8. To specify carrier and routing sequences and details

  9. LET Loop Optional
    Repeat 150
    1. To identify the load and equipment type for a high/wide shipment

    2. To specify physical measurements or counts, including dimensions, tolerances, variances, and weights (See Figures Appendix for example of use of C001)

    3. To describe physical dimensions and quantities

    4. To identify the equipment

    5. To transmit weight information

    6. To indicate the total monetary amount

    7. LX Loop Mandatory
      Repeat 5
      1. To reference a line number in a transaction set

      2. To transmit information in a free-form format, if necessary, for comment or special instruction

      3. To specify the line item in terms of description, quantity, packaging, and marks and numbers

  10. N1 Loop Optional
    Repeat 5
    1. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

    2. To specify additional names

    3. To specify the location of the named party

    4. To specify the geographic place of the named party

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

  11. 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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