At times, a shipper will hand a driver a Bill of Lading Form. That is a receipt which includes a description of what is being shipped and to which location it’s being shipped to. This is intended so the shipper is confident that the items will be shipped. In the event anything gets lost, the shipper will then have proof that the transportation company received their items. Even more so, after the shipment is delivered, the same applies: the bill of lading will serve as proof of delivery (POD), just in case the receiver is requesting a signature.