We have a clean transport agreement we had all of our approved carriers sign.
Upon arrival, whether the truck will be delivering materials or shipping finished product to another location, our Shipping/Receiving personnel inspect the trailer before the truck is even allowed to back it into our docks. They record the condition of the trailer on a check sheet, and if there's a violation, personnel are instructed to take pictures and inform the Shipping Dept Supervisor, who rejects the truck. If we reject a truck, the cost is the responsibility of the carrier.
Once the trailer is accepted, we allow them to back into the dock. We provide a spotlight that personnel use to further inspect the trailer before finally loading/unloading.
Since putting the agreement in place, we haven't had many problems.Go to the full post