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EDI 210: Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice

EDI 210 Definition

The EDI 210 transaction set is used within the transportation and logistics industry by motor carriers to provide an invoice to a shipper or consignee for freight transportation services. It details the charges for services rendered, including line-haul, fuel surcharges, and accessorial charges related to the shipment. The EDI 210 enables efficient billing and payment processes between carriers and their customers by standardizing the format and content of freight invoices.

What is EDI 210 Used for?

Motor carriers use the EDI 210 to electronically send freight invoices to shippers or consignees for the transportation services provided. The recipient of the EDI 210 can automate the processing of these invoices into their accounts payable system, facilitating quick and accurate payment for services rendered. This electronic exchange of invoice information helps to streamline billing operations, reduce paperwork, and improve cash flow management for carriers.

Key Elements of EDI 210

An EDI 210 document typically includes key elements to effectively convey freight invoice details:

Benefits of EDI 210

Utilizing the EDI 210 document offers several advantages:

EDI 210 Document Example

Here’s a simplified example of what an EDI 210 might look like in raw data format:



N1*SH*Shipper Name*1*123 Shipper Street*City*ST*12345

N1*CN*Consignee Name*2*456 Consignee Avenue*City*ST*67890


L1*1*1000*LB*500.00*Freight Charge

L1*2**0*25.00*Fuel Surcharge


Guide to EDI 210 Terms and Elements:

This example is designed to give a basic understanding of how an EDI 210 document might look, including the types of information it conveys. Remember, the actual implementation might vary based on specific business needs and partnerships.

Optimize Your Freight Billing with Comparatio

Ready to enhance your billing accuracy and efficiency with EDI 210? Contact Comparatio today to discover how our EDI solutions can simplify your freight billing process, ensure accurate invoicing, and improve your financial operations.

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