EDI - Electronic Data Interchange

At Old Dominion Freight Line, our 80 years in the freight shipping business has taught us to leverage the technologies needed to manage shipments more efficiently every day. We utilize EDI-Electonic Data Interchange as a means to facilitate the electronic exchange of business data through our systems. Using a standardized format, EDI provides a method of transmitting business data from one computer to another, without the need to re-key data. The use of this electronic data transfer link results in a more effective business transaction process. With our B2B software, Extol, we can translate to and from the following data formats: EDI, XML, Spreadsheet, Flatfile, Database Table, & SAP iDocs. E-mail our EDI team for more information.

Old Dominion's EDI platform utilizes the EXTOL Business Integrator software tool set for both secure AS2 communications and document translation. OD is capable of communicating with our Business Partners using several communication protocols: FTP, sFTP (secure FTP), AS2 or any of the following Value Added Network (VAN) services.

  • IBM/Sterling Commerce
  • Descartes
  • Nubridge

With interconnects to most other VAN services.

Old Dominion offers a variety of EDI transaction sets, including:

Key documents for Transportation Processes

204 Pickup Request/Load Tender (Motor)

This transaction set is received by Old Dominion to request freight pickup.

210 Freight Details and Invoice (Motor)

This transaction set is sent by Old Dominion to the customer or third party as an invoice to request payment for services rendered and to provide detailed information of charges for services rendered.

211 Shipment Information (Motor)

This transaction set is sent by the shipper to Old Dominion to provide the carrier with detailed bill of lading, rating and scheduling information pertinent to a shipment.

214 Shipment Status Message (Motor)

This transaction set is sent by Old Dominion to the shipper and/or consignee to provide status information on current shipments in terms of dates, times, locations, route and identifying numbers.

990 Response to a Load Tender (Motor)

This transaction set is sent by Old Dominion to accept/reject a 204 load tender.

997 Functional Acknowledgment

This transaction set is sent in response to each transaction set received to indicate acceptance.

Additional documents for Warehousing, Vendors, Banking, & other Processes

810 Invoice

This transaction set is sent by the seller to a buyer in lieu of a paper invoice or bill. It is used to communicate specific items, quantities, & price.

820 Payment Order / Remittance Advice

This transaction set is sent by the payer to Old Dominion to provide Old Dominion with remittance or payment information.

824 Application Advice

This transaction set is used by some trading partners as a means of communicating errors in a previous transaction based on internal edits performed.

850 Purchase Order

This transaction set is sent from buyer to seller to place an order for goods or services. This document generally contains item, price, quantity, shipping details, payment terms, and any associated discounts.

856 Advance Ship Notice (ASN)

The ASN is used as a notification of pending deliveries, similar to a packing list, containing the contents of the shipment and any related shipping information.

864 Text Message

This transaction set is used by trading partners to communicate various types of information in the free-form text segment.

940 Warehouse Shipping Order

This order transaction set is used to instruct a remote warehouse to ship an order. It instructs the warehouse on what to ship, how much and when.

945 WareHouse Shipping Advice

The 945 is used to provide confirmation of a shipment to the trading partner. It is returned to the seller, by the warehouse, once an order has been shipped

Want to learn more about EDI and the Transaction Sets? Old Dominion Freight Line has been in the shipping industry for over 80 years. In that time, we've learned to leverage state-of-the-art technologies that help our domestic and global shipping clients manage their cargo and freight efficiently. I If you wish to speak with a member of our Electronic Data Interchange team, you can e-mail them at edi@odfl.com today.


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