The FreightDATA EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) addition
allows your company to electronically transmit and receive freight billing and
status information from your clients who request this capability. We have
intensive Knowledge in setting up EDI Systems for our Customers. Click
here to see a list of some of our successful implementations.
EDI is the electronic
transmission of business "documents" or data, between companies using a
standard format. FreightDATA Software uses the ASC X-12 standard as adopted by
the transportation industry. This ensures compatibility in the transmitted data
and makes it easier to add new clients as the industry gradually converts from a
paper to a paper-less environment.
Data is sent in
Transaction Sets, as defined by the standard, and once received, is incorporated
into the System. Outbound data is parsed from the system files into the
appropriate data set and transmitted at the scheduled time. The advantage is
sending and/or receiving data in a format the machine can process which requires
a minimum of human intervention.
Transaction Set 204
is used in lieu of a paper bill of lading. This Set may also be used as a Load
Tender (offer of freight).
Transaction Set 210
provides an itemized detail of freight charges and is used as the freight bill
you send to your customer.
Transaction Set 214
is used to report the status of a shipment as it is moved by your company and
can also provide performance data. Keeping your customer updated with his
shipment status will free those people usually kept busy with this type of
customer support activity.
Transaction Set 211
is used as a pick-up request for specific loads.
Transaction Set 212
is a complete manifest of shipments for a specific carrier.
Transaction Set 990
is a response to a Load Tender (204) that confirms or declines acceptance of the
Transaction Set 997
is sent in response to the receipt of any data set received and provides proof
that the Set meets with proper syntax requirements and that it was received by
the trading partner (your client or yourself).