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What is a 211 - Motor Carrier Bill of Lading document?

The 211 EDI document type is considered an exact representation of a shipment and as agreed to by trading partners, it replaces the paper bill of lading at pick-up for contractual purposes. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets.

What makes up the 211 - Motor Carrier Bill of Lading document?

An EDI 211 - Motor Carrier Bill of Lading document is organized into segment and data elements. Examples of data elements on the Motor Carrier Bill of Lading could include scheduling, equipment requirements, shipping instructions pertinent to a load tender, item, quantity, price per item, an street address, city, state and zip code, There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 211 - Motor Carrier Bill of Lading.

How is a 211 - Motor Carrier Bill of Lading used?

The purpose of this document is to allow shippers or other parties, responsible for contracting with a motor carrier, to provide a legal bill of lading for a shipment. It is important to acknowledge that the 211 Motor Carrier Bill of Lading document is not to be used to provide a motor carrier with data relative to a load tender, pickup manifest, or appointment scheduling.

How is a 211 - Motor Carrier Bill of Lading 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.