The activities associated with the visual inspection of the vehicle and/or its load prior to unloading. This typically only includes visual inspection prior to the vehicle or container being moved to the unloading area (e.g. unloading dock).
This process may result in the refusal of the delivery due to non-compliance to delivery conditions or regulatory requirements. E.g. of such non-compliance includes: poor loading practices, insufficient Hazardous Materials signage, spillage.