PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES Weight, Dimensions (DIMS), etc.
SERVICE LEVEL Measure of transit time.
MODE Type of transportation. Physical way the goods move.
MULTI-MODAL More than one mode of transportation is used.
B/L INFO All information necessary for the carrier to move
NOTE: Trading partner and Carrier/Consolidator, for
EIDX purposes, are assumed to have an existing business terms/conditions agreement or
standard operating procedure (S.O.P.) in place.
TRAILER The container portion of a tractor/trailer combination.
TRACTOR The engine/cab portion of a tractor/trailer combination.
LTL Less that Truck Load.
TL Truck Load.
Origin = From shipper to this the first terminal.
Destination = The terminal just before delivery to the Consignee.
Break Bulk = Between the origin and destination where freight is sorted and rerouted.
NOTE: On any given shipment can use some or all of the above.
SERIES Are mode specific TDCC (Transportation Data Coordinating Committee)
originated ANSI Transaction Sets:
858 ANSI Transaction Set "Shipment Information". EIDX
decided NOT to consider its use since a unique version would be required for each mode and
each mode already has a transaction set for this purpose.