EDI Guidelines

Why Rail Industry Guidelines for EDI?

The Rail Industry Guidelines were created to speed the development and implementation of electronic commerce in three ways:

  1. They represent a commitment by the rail industry to a common format for electronic commerce.
  2. They arrange the ASC X12 documentation into a self-contained and abbreviated format.
  3. They concentrate on the portion of the standards which are pertinent to the rail industry.

Obtaining the Rail Industry Guidelines

The Rail Industry Guidelines for the current version are now available on this Web site. Select from the following documents to access basic information about the guidelines, upgrade strategies, and the individual transaction sets:

See EDI Transactions by Road for more information on which railroads use which EDI transaction sets.