EDI 494 Rail Scale Rates

Functional Group TP

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Rail Scale Rates Transaction Set (494) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to transmit rail scale rate tables which include commodities, qualifying conditions, geographic data, routes, divisions and mileage blocks.


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

  2. To specify primary identification data for request or information

  3. To assign an identification to a docket

  4. To communicate basis of pricing, such as contract number, quote number, or tariff number

  5. To identify the commodity to which the application of a rate docket is restricted

  6. To specify information about rate level and rate docket independence

  7. To identify a carrier and person taking action or making changes

  8. To specify condition restrictions or provisions applicable to the rate docket

  9. To define the geographic region from or to which a rate docket applies

  10. To indicate codes qualifying rates and the minimums

  11. To identify a party involved in a rate docket

  12. R9 Loop Optional
    Repeat 10
    1. To specify the route using a single code

    2. R2B Loop Optional
      Repeat 10
      1. To identify routing and proportion detail for carriers participating in the route

      2. To identify the basis for divisions detail for carriers participating in the route

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

    2. To communicate basis of pricing, such as contract number, quote number, or tariff number

    3. To specify the geographic place of the named party

    4. SCL Loop Optional
      Repeat 999
      1. To identify a scale or rate basis number associated with a particular geographic location or specific set of rates

      2. To indicate the through rate

  14. 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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