What is an EDI 213 Motor Carrier Shipment Status Inquiry?

EDI 213 is an electronic document containing information about the status of a shipment. It helps consignees or shippers to get the status update for shipments from motor carriers.

This EDI document is used for the following purposes:

  • Shippers can send it to motor carriers to obtain the status of a shipment.
  • Consignees can directly inquire about the status of a shipment from the motor carrier rather than doing so via the shipper.

Workflow for the Exchange of an EDI 213 Motor Carrier Shipment Status Inquiry

EDI 213 falls under the category of X12I Transportation transaction set. Participants can be either a shipper or a consignee that can use the EDI 213 Motor Carrier Shipment Status Inquiry transaction set to get updates on the status of a certain shipment. Information about the consignment’s shipment is sent to the party which sends the EDI document, so both the parties can keep themselves updated directly with the motor carrier responsible for the shipment.

Stay EDI Compliant with EDIConnect

With a built-in message parser, validator, and transaction builder, EDIConnect can handle transaction sets in X12, EDIFACT, and HL7 formats. This helps businesses easily exchange EDI documents with their trading partners, allowing them to stay EDI compliant. Using EDIConnect, users can automate file uploads and downloads, create workflows, and transform files into the required format to streamline the process.

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