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What is a 204 - Motor Carrier Load Tender document?

The 204 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper Motor Carrier Load Tender. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets. The 204 EDI document type is used to allow shippers and other parties to offer a shipment to a full load carrier.It is not to be used to provide a carrier with information related to a less-than-truckload bill of lading, manifest, or pick-up notification.

What makes up the 204 - Motor Carrier Load Tender document?

An EDI 204 - Motor Carrier Load Tender document is organized into segment and data elements. A segment can contain at least one data element. Each data element contains a data field. Data elements can include vendor number, scheduling details, shipping instructions, and commodities, identical to a paper load tender. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on a 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 204 - Motor Carrier Load Tender.

How is a 204 - Motor Carrier Load Tender used?

The 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender is transmitted to the transportation provider by the shipper. After the 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender is received, a 997 Functional Acknowledgment is sent back from the transportation provider indicating that the Motor Carrier Load Tender was successfully received.

How is a 204 - Motor Carrier Load Tender processed?

An EDI solution is required to process the EDI documents received into an ERP or accounting system or into a readable format for manual entry. Each trading partner will have an EDI Implementation guide outlining the specific segments, data elements, values accepted, and the applicable business rules to be followed.

eBridge Connections has pre-built maps for all EDI transaction documents including 850 purchase orders, 810 invoices, and 856 advance shipping notices.