A straight bill of lading is the document that details a shipment that was paid for in advance or for a shipment that doesn't require payment such as a gift. The carrier issues the document.
A straight bill of lading is a non-negotiable type of bill of lading. It cannot be reassigned to someone else once issued. The document includes all the details of the shipment, including the type of transportation, recipient location and recipient. It also lists details about the shipment itself, such as the name of the item and the number included in the shipment. The bill of lading becomes the receipt once the shipment is delivered.