Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
Our Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) allows you to send and receive shipment and billing information automatically via a secure, direct connection between your computer system and ours.
- Increased efficiency
- Reduced administrative costs
- Reduced paper flow and handling
- Fewer manual interventions
- No redundant data entry
EDI Information for your IT Team
To get started integrating our EDI into your systems, you can either:
- Contact one of our EDI experts at (804) 353-1900, Ext. 2600 and press 2.
- Email us at EDI@estes-express.com.
- Download Estes Express Lines EDI Survey and send the completed form to EDI@estes-express.com.
Kleinschmidt Inc is the EC Gateway/EDI VAN we use to move data. Kleinschmidt supports all EDI standards as well as proprietary formats (flat files) and translation services between any of these formats. The company also supports many alternative means of communication and provides real-time interconnect to all major and many smaller VANs. You can contact Kleinschmidt at www.kleinschmidt.com.
How the EDI Sets Work Together
The EDI process begins with the 211 Motor Carrier Bill of Lading or the 204 Motor Carrier Shipment Information. These are used by the customer in order to create and send a freight bill (EDI 211) or a pickup request (EDI 204) to Estes.
If requested by the customer, Estes sends the 990 Response to a Load Tender in response to the EDI 204 to indicate whether the pickup request was accepted or rejected.
Once the shipment is accepted and on its way, the 214 Shipment Status Message is sent from Estes to the customer in order to provide shipment status information. A 212 manifest can also be sent when the shipment is loaded on a trailer manifest.
After the freight is delivered, the 210 Freight Details and Invoice is sent from Estes to the customer. In order to pay an invoice or send remittance advice, the customer can then use the 820 Payment Order/Remittance Advice along with a transfer of funds or a mailed check.
The EDI 997 transaction set, known as the Functional Acknowledgment, is sent as a response to other EDI transactions received.