EDI

Ward Transport and Logistics supports Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for computer to computer exchange of data. EDI eliminates paper documents and provides a more efficient, accurate and timely exchange of information.

The preferred method of transmission is direct FTP. FTP eliminates VAN transmission fees, a cost savings to both parties. If a partner has an established FTP server, Ward Transport and Logistics will connect to your server to place and/or retrieve EDI transactions. If you prefer, we offer you the ability to connect to our FTP server to drop off inbound EDI files as well as retrieve outbound EDI documents.

Ward Transport and Logistics will transmit via VAN if direct FTP is unavailable.

  • Main VAN: Descartes/Transettlements 800-432-6428
  • Secondary VAN: Kleinschmidt 847-945-1000

VAN Charges

Outbound information from Ward Transport and Logistics:
Ward will be responsible for charges to send data to the VAN. Partner will be responsible for charges to retrieve the data from VAN.

Inbound information to Ward Transport and Logistics:
Partner will be responsible for charges to send data to VAN. Ward Transport and Logistics will be responsible for charges to retrieve the data from VAN.

Exception: Ward Transport and Logistics will pay sending & retrieval costs for 210 Motor Carrier Freight Invoices through Descartes/Transettlements.

Outgoing Transaction Set Description
210 Freight Bill
214 Shipment Status
990 Response To Load Tender
997 Transaction Receipt Acknowledgement

Incoming Transaction Set Description
204 Load Tender
211 Bill of Lading
820 Remittance Advice
997 Transaction Receipt Acknowledgement

Our EDI Coordinator will work with you to develop a program that will best fit your needs and to discuss any special requirements you might have. Please contact Shirley Stabile at our Corporate Office in Altoona for more information at 1-800-458-3625.

EFT/ACH

Ward Transport and Logistics accepts payment for freight invoices through ACH (automated clearing house), which is an electronic payment process. This method of payment will electronically deposit payment for services in our bank instead of mailing checks. This process eliminates lost checks and is cost savings to both parties involved. For more information please Vicki Prugar at 1-800-458-3625.