BAX Beginning Segment for Advance Consist and Transportation Automatic Equipment ID

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

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
BAX01
Standard Point Location Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
6
9
1
Code specifying the Standard Point Location code defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city
BAX02
Type of Consist Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
1
1
1
Code indicating the type of consist
BAX03
Date/Time Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
3
3
1
Code specifying type of date or time, or both date and time
BAX04
Date
Date (DT)
Mandatory
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BAX05
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)
BAX06
Interchange Train Identification
String (AN)
Optional
1
10
1
Train identification (free-form)
BAX07
Standard Point Location Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
6
9
1
Code specifying the Standard Point Location code defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city
BAX08
Reference Identification
String (AN)
Optional
1
80
1
Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
BAX08 is the Reader Identification Number.
BAX09
Direction Identifier Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code identifying geographic direction
BAX10
Date
Date (DT)
Conditional
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BAX10 is the date the last piece of equipment passed the reader.
BAX11
Time
Time (TM)
Conditional
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)
C1110: If BAX-11 is present, then BAX-10 is required
BAX11 is the time the last piece of equipment passed the reader.
BAX12
Time Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying the time. In accordance with International Standards Organization standard 8601, time can be specified by a + or - and an indication in hours in relation to Universal Time Coordinate (UTC) time; since + is a restricted character, + and - are substituted by P and M in the codes that follow
C1211: If BAX-12 is present, then BAX-11 is required
BAX13
Transaction Set Purpose Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying purpose of transaction set
BAX14
Service Level Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code indicating the level of transportation service or the billing service offered by the transportation carrier

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