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Over, Short, and Damaged Report (OS&D)

An OS&D report is a document used by consignees to identify discrepancies between what was supposed to be shipped and what actually arrived.

What is an Over, Short, and Damaged Report (OS&D)?

An OS&D report uses the following information to determine the accuracy and quality of a shipment: 

  • Shipment numbers
  • Item descriptions
  • Item quantities
  • Observed damages

Both the driver and the consignee will receive a copy of the OS&D shipping report. After the paperwork is completed, all parties involved can work towards a resolution by: 

  • Filing a claim
  • Refunds
  • Returning overages
  • Returning and replacing damaged goods

Regularly reviewing OS&D reports allows companies to improve their operations for future shipments. 

Visit our freight resources blog for valuable articles and expert tips that will help you optimize your logistics operations and streamline your supply chain to minimize such charges. 

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