VICS Bill of Lading (BOL)
The VICS BOL is a standardized BOL that a consortium of shippers and carriers developed to meet the express needs of all parties.
Ensuring efficiency in your supply chain
The VICS BOL was created to ensure that shippers, carriers and customers (consignees) received the information they needed to process goods through the supply chain. Included with the standard BOL form is a standard BOL number. The BOL number has become a critical data element with the advent of the EDI 856 Ship Notice Manifest. The standard BOL form and number will ensure that all key data elements are present and documented uniformly. This will support the needs of all parties in the supply chain and support accurate EDI 214 Carrier Shipment Status transmissions.
Where can I find more information about the VICS BOL?
When do I use a VICS BOL?
Most large U.S. retailers request that you use the VICS BOL, and may require its use. Please contact your consignee to determine whether you need to use a VICS BOL for your goods.
How do I create an electronic VICS BOL?
YRC Freight offers an online BOL on my.yrc.com that will produce an electronic VICS BOL that meets VICS committee guidelines. You need only enter the information, and the tool will format the BOL for printing. It also submits the BOL electronically to YRC Freight, thus ensuring the data is captured correctly.
A VICS BOL created using the online bill of lading tool complies with Walmart requirements.
With whom may I speak about the VICS BOL?
For technical information, please call the E-Commerce help desk at 1-800-548-0435.