Request for Routing

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753 Request for Routing[edit]

In the realm of electronic commerce, shippers frequently need to know how the consignee or payer of a load wants a load shipped. Which carrier, what dates, how many trailers, etc.

The EDI ASC X12 standards provide guidance for an electronic document coded '753' to be generated to request routing instructions.

The Request for Routing Instructions will be for shipments originating from one shipping origin point to be delivered to one or more destination points. Information to be provided for this request will include, but is not limited to: purchase order details [quantities, weights, and cube], commodity classifications in shipment [refer to National Motor Freight Classification 100 series], how load [unitized methodology] is being tendered to the pick-up carrier, pick-up date, time of availability, and the applicable shipment contact details.[1]

The 753 is typically responded to with the 754 document, 'Routing Instructions'.


  1. ^ UCC, Guidelines for EDI, 2004, page 753.005010.245


Uniform Code Council, Inc. Retail Industry Conventions and Implementation Guidelines for Electronic Data Interchange, 2004. Section: 753 Request for Routing Instructions.