This "How to" should provide you with the necessary steps to implement a working integration with USA Truck from scratch using Babelway.
Preferred Protocols and Message Formats. USA Truck uses CLEO for all their EDI. They support X12 messages sent through FTP, AS2, or VAN.
Contact and Resource information.
Setting up your connection
You can set up a number of connections with USA Truck since they support FTP, AS2 and VAN. We discourage the use of VAN as it involves additional costs and is the least straightforward setup. We will describe the setup using an AS2 connection which is the most secure protocol. Your channel will look something like this:
Once you have indicated to USA Truck that you will be integrating using AS2 they will expect you to share your AS2 information. In order to provide this, you can begin by creating a dummy AS2 gateway in:
Download the AS2 specifications ZIP in the properties tab of your newly created gateway. It contains all you will need to provide USA Truck.
You will need to receive from USA Truck the following information to complete your configuration:
- The AS2 ID USA Truck will use to receive/send your content
- The address of the AS2 server USA Truck will be expecting your content to reach
- The certificate you need to use to encrypt your content
You will use this information to create your gateway out (note that USA Truck requires you use SHA1 encryption - make sure to update it in the properties tab of your gateway):
And complete your gateway in:
Configuring your messages
You may wish to send or receive 997 functional acknowledgements for outgoing messages. If this is the case, read up Babelway's 997 implementation: