EDI 853 Routing And Carrier Instruction

The 853 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper Routing and Carrier Instruction.  The 853 EDI document type is used to wire detailed routing and carrier information relevant to a specific route. Now, EDI 853 doesn’t provide information about shipping events or any type of authorization.

An EDI 853 – Routing and Carrier Instruction document is organized into data and segment elements. For a segment, it can contain at least one data element. Each data element would contain a data field. Data elements can include a number of different things;

  • List Of Shops
  • Carrier
  • Route
  • Estimated Time Of Arrival (ETA)

There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 853 – Routing and Carrier Instruction.

EDI 853 Specifications

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Routing and Carrier Instruction Transaction Set (853) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction set provides the sender with the capability to transmit detailed routing and carrier information pertinent to a route. This transaction set only provides routing information and does not convey information about a shipping event or provide shipping authorization.

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