EDI 216 Motor Carrier Shipment Pickup Notification

Functional Group PU

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Motor Carrier Shipment Pickup Notification Transaction Set (216) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction set can be used to allow shippers or other interested parties to provide a motor carrier with notification that a shipment is available for pickup. It is not to be used to provide a motor carrier with data relative to a legal bill of lading, rating, pricing, or appointment scheduling.


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

  2. To transmit identifying numbers and other basic data relating to the Motor Carrier Pickup Notification transaction set

    PUN04 is required on the original pickup notification as well as any change or cancel pickup notifications when scheduling multiple pickups the same day.
  3. To identify a person or office to whom communications should be directed

    The G61 segment is used to provide the motor carrier with the name and phone number of the contact that can answer questions concerning the freight available for pickup at the location specified in loop 0100.
  4. To provide minimal lading data relative to a pickup

    The TEM segment provides the motor carrier with the total number of handling units and the approximate weight of the shipment that is available for pickup at the location specified in loop 0100.
  5. To provide reference to a specific purchase order

  6. To identify Bill of Lading handling and service requirements

  7. To transmit information in a free-form format for comment or special instruction

    The K2 segment will convey special instructions regarding the pickup to the carrier. Examples of these special instructions could include items such as: nonstackable pallets, no dock, make pickup at door 3 today, urgent; must be picked up today.
  8. 0100 Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 2
    1. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

      Loop 0100 is used to provide the motor carrier with the pickup (ship-from) location and the delivery (ship-to) location.
    2. To specify additional names

    3. To specify the location of the named party

    4. To specify the geographic place of the named party

  9. 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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