Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Resource Center
Helping you do business more efficiently
Get the tools to do business more efficiently in our electronic data interchange resource center. The resource center has all the details you need to use EDI to exchange data electronically with YRC Freight.
What is electronic data interchange?
Using a standard format, EDI provides a method of transmitting business data from one computer to another, without the need to retype the data. This electronic link can result in more-effective business transactions.
Trading Partner Profile
To begin the process of integration, regardless of the solution you choose, YRC Freight needs a Trading Partner Profile (TPP), which you can complete online. The TPP provides our analyst information vital to the project and contact information from your company's project partner. After you complete and submit the TPP, we will assign an analyst to work with you to complete your EDI setup.
YRC Freight supports the following standard EDI transaction sets.
The VICS BOL is a standardized BOL developed through a consortium of shippers and carriers to meet the needs of all parties. YRC Freight offers a secure, online bill of lading that will produce an electronic VICS BOL that meets the guidelines of the VICS committee. Register to use our secure tools today. Read more about the VICS BOL.
YRC Freight has developed a communication system that gives our trading partners the flexibility to transmit EDI transactions directly to YRC Freight, our preferred method, or through a VAN (value-added network). If you use a VAN, YRC Freight prefers Sterling Information Broker, Kleinschmidt or Transettlements. If you choose to use another VAN, please have the data interconnected to one of the VANs mentioned above.
YRC Freight provides for direct connections by AS1 (SMTP), AS2 (HTTP), or FTP, which eliminate the use of a VAN. You can choose a connection method when you complete a Trading Partner Profile. For more specific information, read our technical tips.