STANDARD CODING SYSTEMS FOR DATA EXCHANGE

THE NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN GIVEN THE RESPONSIBILITY OF DEVELOPING AND PUBLISHING CODES FOR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION. THEY HAVE DEVELOPED THE STANDARD POINT LOCATION CODE, A GEOGRAPHIC CODE THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH BOTH RAIL AND MOTOR CARRIERS. THE SPLC POLICY COUNCIL MAINTAINS THE CODE. THE NMFTA WAS SELECTED AS THE AGENCY TO DEVELOP A STANDARDIZED COMPUTER TAPE FILE, UTILIZING THE CODE, OF RAIL AND MOTOR POINTS. AS CARRIER NAMES ARE DIFFICULT TO USE IN COMPUTER SYSTEMS NMFTA DEVELOPED THE STANDARD CARRIER ALPHA CODE COVERING MOTOR CARRIERS AND TARIFF PUBLISHERS. THE NMFA COORDINATES AND OVERSEES THESE CODES.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nat Forum Inter Transp Data Systems

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  • Authors:
    • HINCHCLIFF, R H
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Accession Number: 00202487
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM