YRC Worldwide consolidates database platform

Computer Corp. of America — a provider of high-speed high-volume DBMS software for IBM enterprise servers — announced that YRC Worldwide has signed a five-year licensing agreement that gives the company expanded use of CCA’s Model 204 database software through at least the year 2013.

“Model 204 has been used by our Roadway brand for more than a decade,” says Michael Rapken, chief information officer of YRC Worldwide, based in Overland Park, Kan. “It is the core of Quicktrak, our sophisticated, instantaneous shipment tracking system. We will be consolidating information systems of our Roadway and Yellow Transportation brands, and feel that the Roadway systems using Model 204 is the best platform for the consolidation.”

Using Model 204, Roadway manages thousands of shipments per day and provides timely shipment information to customers, CCA says; with 12 terabytes of shipment data stored online, Model 204 processes 3.6 million transactions per day for Roadway.

By consolidating the Roadway and Yellow Transportation information systems, YRC Worldwide expects to increase revenue and decrease costs through more efficient operations, reduced IT expenses and providing its customers with easier access to comprehensive solutions.