FML Bill of Lading A “bill of lading” is basically a receipt from shipper of goods (you) provided to the carrier (trucking, railroad, ship or air freighter) that is then in turn signed by the receiver upon delivery. The bill of lading is designed to protect the shipper, carrier and receiver of freight being transported. This document serves several purposes including a guarantee of payment to the shipper, custodial possession by the shipper and proof of receipt. In short, a bill of lading is a good thing, they are rather generic and freight does not move without it. Click here to learn more about the importance of a bill of lading. The FML Bill of Lading is a PDF File that you can download. Click Here to Download Bill of Lading Don’t have Adobe Acrobat Reader? Click here for your FREE copy.