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EDI 215: Motor Carrier Pick-up Manifest

EDI 215 Definition

The EDI 215 transaction set is used within the transportation and logistics industry by motor carriers to communicate the details of a pick-up manifest to shippers or other interested parties. This document outlines the items to be picked up, including shipment identification numbers, descriptions, quantities, and destinations. The EDI 215 helps in coordinating pick-up activities, ensuring that the carrier and shipper are aligned on the details of the shipments to be transported.

What is EDI 215 Used for?

Motor carriers use the EDI 215 to inform shippers about the specifics of the shipments to be picked up as part of a scheduled pick-up activity. Shippers review the pick-up manifest to verify that the details match their shipping orders and prepare accordingly for the carrier’s arrival. This pre-communication ensures that both parties are prepared for the pick-up, facilitating a smooth and efficient loading process.

Key Elements of EDI 215

An EDI 215 document typically includes key elements to effectively convey pick-up manifest information:

Benefits of EDI 215

Using the EDI 215 document offers several advantages:

EDI 215 Document Example

Here’s a simplified example of what an EDI 215 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

S5*1*LD*123*PLT*Destination City*ST

LAD*1000*LB*Freight Description*NMFC123


Guide to EDI 215 Terms and Elements:

This example is designed to give a basic understanding of how an EDI 215 document might look, including the types of information it conveys. Remember, the actual implementation might vary based on specific business needs and partnerships.

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