Quality Distribution supports Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for document types:
204: Motor Carrier Shipment Information
Transaction Set 204 is used by the motor carrier industry as a replacement of, or supplement to, a paper bill of lading. In addition the 204 can be used as a load tender or manifest. It is sent from the company that controls the freight to the motor carrier. Quality Distribution accepts 204 orders and responds with the standard 990 (Response to Load Tender).
214: Motor Carrier Shipment Status Message
Transaction Set 214 is used by the motor carrier industry to report the status of a shipment to the shipper, consignee and or other parties to the shipment. In addition, the 214 can be used to provide customers with carrier performance data. The 214 can provide pick-up or delivery dates and times, as well as information concerning shipments in transit. Most carriers send shipment status messages on a scheduled basis. The schedule is agreed upon by the trading partners. The two most common times for 214's to be transmitted is at the time of the pick-up and the time of delivery. Quality Distribution supports sending 214's on Dispatch, Arrive at Stop (pickup or drop), Depart from stop (pickup or drop).210: Freight Details and Invoice
Transaction Set 210 is used by the motor carrier industry to provide an itemized detail of freight charges to parties relevant to the shipment. In addition, it is used to request payment for services rendered by the motor carrier. The 210 is sent from the motor carrier to the shipper, consignee, or third party payment center that is responsible for payment of the freight charges. Any reference numbers provided by the shipper in 204 transmissions can be provided in the 210. Quality Distribution transmits the majority of their invoicing to customers via EDI.
For those customers who audit rebills we have configured our 210 services to allow paper copies of any rebill to be mailed to a location of your choosing if so desired. To sign up for Quality Distribution's 210 process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Quality Distribution requires all EDI 210 customers to submit EDI 997 responses on receipt/import of invoices.
Quality Distribution supports B2B for 204-Order Tendering.
Quality Distribution offers its customers the ability to tender loads through a secure direct connection to their network. This business-to-business (B2B) type of interaction helps eliminate any additional fees that a VAN may require for transmitting and storing data. If you have any questions about additional B2B functionality or opportunities, please email email@example.com.