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About CAB

CAB LogoFor over 70 years, Central Analysis Bureau, Inc. has been an important part of the underwriting plan for the commercial auto and inland marine insurance industry. With its unique understanding of all aspects of the trucking industry, CAB has developed a proprietary rating system which, based on a series of specific ratios and equations, is utilized to analyze a motor carrier’s financial records to determine the financial strength of that carrier. For years, the name CAB has been synonymous with financial analysis, and an acceptable CAB rating is a prerequisite for many underwriters.

Upcoming Training Webinars and Archived Video Sessions E-mail

Training sessions are open to all CAB subscribers. Please click on any of the upcoming training sessions below to register for the session. To view an archive video you need to have a CAB Subscriber account and be logged in.

CAB Basic Training:
  • Tuesday May 19, 2015 2:00PM - 3:00PM EDT
    • This is a CAB training on the use of the newest features of the CAB website and CAB Report. This will include an overview of our new features as well as a refresher of the features and navigation of the CAB website.
CAB Level 2 Basic Training:
  • Archive video
    • This session will be a more in depth review of the CAB Report. This will be a great session for users that frequently use CAB and want a deeper understanding of what the information means and where it comes from. It is recommend any attendees of this session watch a CAB Basic training or have experience with the Carrier Search Page and the CAB Report.
CAB Focus Training:

New Features and Hyperlinks in the CAB Report
  • Thursday May 21, 2015 2:00PM - 2:30PM EDT
    • This session will review the new features recently added to the CAB Report. It will also be a review of all of the hyperlinks in the CAB Report. If you want to expand your knowledge of some of the built-in features of the CAB Report, this will be a great session for you.
Vehicles in the CAB Report and VITAL
  • Archive video
    • This session will review the power of CAB to understand all of the many different tools to research and understand power units and trailers. We will cover all of the features, functionality and information available in CAB concerning power units and trailers.
Trends and Analysis in the CAB Report
  • Archive video
    • This will be a focus session to review the different trends and analysis in the CAB Report and how using that information can help you make better decisions.
Scores and Ratings in the CAB Report
  • Archive video
    • This session will take a closer look at all of the scores and ratings in the CAB Report and where they come from. Understanding how CAB doesn't rate carriers, rather can help you make better decisions.
New Features of the CAB Report
  • Archive video
    • A look at new features recently implemented on the CAB Report.
The Inspections and Accidents Details Page
  • Archive video
    • A closer look at the wealth of information available on this page of the CAB Report.
Shared Vehicles
  • Archive video
    • Understanding the Shared Vehicle Report and the other tools at CAB that can be used to understand if other entities are using the same equipment.  This session will be valuable for underwriters, loss control/risk improvement as well as claims adjustors.
Chameleon Carriers and interrelated entities.
  • Archive video
    • Understanding Chameleon Carriers and interrelated entities. Using CAB to identify and recognize relationships.

Carrier Search

  • Archive video
    • Understanding all of the features of the Carrier Search Page: Quick Preview, Workspace, Icons and Scheduled Reports.

 CAB Account Settings

  • Archive video
    • Did you know that you can customize what sections of the CAB Report you can see and set defaults for different sections of the report?  This brief session will cover all of the customizable features.

 CAB Financial Rating

  • Archive video
    • The CAB Financial Rating is CAB’s oldest and very specialized product.  In this session we will have Mark Schweber, Director of the Financial Analysis provide an overview of the information and features of this unique service offered exclusively by CAB.


  • Archive video
    • VITAL is a very powerful tool that can be used for a variety of different purposes.  This session will last just a little bit longer than most of our focus sessions as we will go through all of the features of VITAL and will cover some suggested uses for VITAL for all types of users.


  • Archive video
    • There are a variety of different alerts that can be generated for any motor carrier. This session will focus on all of the different types of alerts that may be generated and what they mean.

Radius of Operations

  • Archive video
    • Mapping out the radius of operations of a motor carrier is one of the most beneficial features of the CAB Report.  This short session will cover the radius map and all of it’s features and functionality
Using CAB for Claims (presented by Jean Gardner)

Understanding the Built-In Features of the Subscriber Site

  • Archive video
    • This session takes a closer look at all of the built-in features of the Subscriber Site.  Examples include the Workspace, Scheduled Reports, Excel downloads, instant emails and other customization options.

CAB Product Information (these are informational sessions):

Agent Advantage Program

    • Making the most of an CAB Agent Advantage subscription.  For information about becoming an Agent Advantage subscriber email Mark Schweber or call him at 212.244.6575 x 207.


  • Archive video
    • SALEs is the newest tool introduced by CAB.  SALEs is an online list of motor carriers that can be used for generating potentials or leads.  This service is included for company use only for all of our insurance company subscribers.  It can be purchased separately for retail agents, brokers and MGA’s interested in pulling leads lists.  This session will include the basics of how to use the site and well as tips for all user types.

Volume 18, Edition 4 PDF Print E-mail
Bits & Pieces
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:29

Hopefully many of you are packed and on your way to North Carolina to attend the annual IMUA meeting.  Looking forward to some warm weather and seeing so many old friends.  We send a special congratulation shout out to Jim Cunningham of Markel who is receiving the Life Time Achievement Award this year.  Thank you for all of your service to the industry!

This month is fairly short on news.  Everything in the transportation industry is focused on the political maneuverings over CSA and the future of SMS and carrier reporting.  It seems like every day there is a report of another legislator introducing a bill or calling out the agency on CSA.  That leaves little else happening. But we always find some news.  This month we report:

ANTI-INDEMNITY STATUTES - Arkansas has climbed up on the bandwagon to join the many other states to prohibit unfair clauses in trucking contracts. The newest law forbids provisions in contracts that provide for shippers to be indemnified for losses caused by their own negligence, making those clauses void and unenforceable.  Over in New Jersey the Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously to move forward with their own bill to outlaw indemnification clauses in trucking contracts.  To date, 42 states have acted to protect truckers from these clauses.

TOW LEGISLATION - Towing operations are often a nightmare for claims adjusters as they try to get reasonable charges from tow companies following accidents.  Arkansas, apparently having a busy month, has moved toward reform of tow operations. Arkansas, as of July, 2015, will requires that consumer complaints be resolved within 45 days and permit the Arkansas Towing and Recovery Board to order tow companies to make restitution payments under certain conditions. Another new law taking effect this summer requires the towing board to set up a complaint process for the removal or suspension of a towing company from a non-consensual rotation list, and set fines for companies that violate rotation list policies.