What is an EDI 217 Motor Carrier Loading and Route Guide?

EDI 217 is an electronic document containing motor carrier loading and route guide information. This EDI document can be used to provide interested entities with loading instructions as well as routing guidelines provided by the motor carrier.

The following information is included in an EDI 217 document:

  • A list indicating the terminals operated by the motor carrier
  • A list denoting the points that are served by the motor carrier
  • A matrix containing all the points served to show the service times advertised by the motor carrier

The data contents and format of EDI 217 Motor Carrier Loading and Route Guide are used for the electronic interchange of information. It is divided into various segments and data elements.

Workflow for the Exchange of an EDI 217 Motor Carrier Loading and Route Guide

EDI 217 falls under the category of X12T Transportation transaction sets. The transaction set can be used by motor carriers, shippers, and other related parties to exchange information related to the motor carrier’s loading and route. It is also used alongside other transaction sets to send or receive information about motor carriers.

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With a built-in EDI 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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