I work in quality at a WH/Distribution center. Our supply team is reluctant to verify driver license IDs (driver verification) prior to the driver signing on receiving/outgoing shipment paperwork.
Their reasoning is that sometimes there is a driver hand-off (?) and the driver specified by the carrier doesn't match upon receiving/loading ; also, since we have trailer seals, driver ID verification is not needed.
My response is two-fold:
1. A transfer of custody during shipment should be documented or noted by the carruer (ie driver change out)
2. Verifying driver ID prior to signature is an important part of food defense even with trailer seals on all shipments.
Am I being too careful and/or are there any appropriate best-practice guidance documents (SQF, FDA, ISO, etc) to support my reasoning?