Although inspecting incoming shipments pertains to any shipping, obviously we hope it also helps the shippers using a curtain side trailer and/or a curtainside van as part of their fleet. Inspecting incoming freight protects all parties in the event any issues arise during or after the shipping process. Freight in motion is by nature subject to some level of risk. Damage and shortages may occur for any number of reasons—mostly inadvertent, but not always. It’s in your best interests to inspect everything that crosses your dock, then sign it off in writing.