When would I send a Motor Carrier Load Tender (204) document?

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I need to send a document to a carrier detailing shipment and scheduling information. What document would I use?
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It may be used for creating a new shipment, updating or replacing a shipment, or canceling a shipment. Shippers may include manufacturers, distribution centers, wholesalers, or any other organization that handles and ships goods.

A 204 transaction typically provides detailed pick-up and delivery information for a load, usually for a single pick-up location. This may include all or some of the following:

  • Carrier identification information

  • Scheduling information

  • Equipment requirements, such as length of truck required

  • Ship-to location information

  • Contact information for shipment recipient

  • Information on consignees, if relevant

  • Description of goods, including weight and other units of measure

  • Shipping instructions

The 204 transaction set is only for full-truckload shipments; thus, it is not to be used for providing motor carriers with less-than-truckload bill of lading information.
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Creative article - I was fascinated by the specifics ! Does someone know where I could possibly find a sample IRS 1041 copy to fill in ?
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Hello Elie Fabs! my business partner came accross a fillable a form example hereĀ