Foul transport document
A receipt for shipped hoods tendered by a carrier (such as a dock receipt), or marine, air or ground transport document) that indicates shortage or damage to one or more of the shipping pieces. When cargo is first picked up for shipment, or is handed off from one carrier to another, it is inspected by the receiving carrier for obvious shortage or damage. Any such problems are noted on the carrier´s receipt, thereby exonerating it from causing the problem. This creates a paper trail that can be followed backwards to determine where the damage or shortage took place and thereby assign responsibility on the carrier that caused it. Clean transport documents are those that bear no damage or shortage notations, and are the opposite of foul transport documents.