The Specific Options for CTI Interstate are as per below:
Account Code - This will be on your rate card which is provided by the CTI Interstate sales representative.
Consignment Prefix - In order to ensure that there is a unique consignment number with CTI Interstate, we need to ensure that we have an account prefix. This can be set as whatever you like but we suggest you use the account code as this will be 100% unique.
Reference Pools - CTI Interstate requires the creation of 1 reference pool. A reference pool is a set of numbers which MachShip will count through and use, in conjunction with any prefixes, account codes or ID's, to create a unique identifier for a consignment, item or manifest.
To create the reference pool click the Create Carrier Reference Pool button.
If you are creating a new account then the reference pool will need to be set as the following fields:
Pool Name - CTI Interstate Con Pool <Account Code>
Minimum Value - 1
Maximum Value - 99999 (that is five 9's)
Next Value 1
This should appear as follows
Once the reference pool has been created it will appear in the drop-down as below:
Once the account has been set up and all the rates added you will need to run a test to ensure that upon go-live everything will run successfully. To do this, create a consignment - please make Reference 1 and Reference 2 and the delivery special instructions THIS IS A TEST. Once this has been created please manifest the consignment to the carrier. If you experience any issues please contact email@example.com.
If you receive a successful manifest message from MachShip then please send an email to James at
firstname.lastname@example.org and advise him that you are starting to despatch your CTI Interstate account through MachShip and that you would like to receive verification on the test file and permission to start to trade. Also, advise him of the connote number and the request that he should cancel this to ensure that you are not charged. Please cc email@example.com on this email so we can help if required. Also please request that he set up to have all your tracking updates and POD's sent through to the Machship FTP server.
On confirmation from James that the setup is validated, you are free to begin to consign.