coming-to-rest doctrine. Insurance. The principle that coverage of shipped goods ends when the goods are un-loaded and any cables or other links to the transporting vehicle have been disconnected. • The coming-to-rest doctrine covers only the movement of goods from the shipping vehicle to a place of rest outside the vehicle, in contrast to the broader coverage of the complete-operation rule. Cf. COMPLETE-OPERATION RULE. [Cases: Insurance 2681. C.J.S. Insurance §§ 1060, 1609.]