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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 April 21 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:
  • Thursday April 23 2:00PM - 3:00PM EDT
    • 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:

Vehicles in the CAB Report and VITAL
  • Thursday March 19 2:00PM - 2:30PM EDT
    • 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 2 PDF Print E-mail
Bits & Pieces
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 10:04

I am trying to see if anyone has any pull with the government so that we can put that ground hog out of service.  Six more weeks of this cold is just too much for any of us to bear.  I seriously think that our southern clients need to request a CAB training session and bring all of their underwriters and claims associates in for a nice weather meeting. We need it.  Thankfully February is a short month and spring is on the way.  This month we report:

CVSA - The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance released the results of its October 2014 Operation Safe Driver Campaign: Speeding and failure to use a seat belt topped the list of driver violations in commercial and passenger vehicles, with non-commercial motor vehicle drivers speeding more often.  The top five warnings and citations issued to CMV drivers were: (1) speeding, (2) failure to use a safety belt, (3) failure to obey traffic control devices, (4) improper lane change, and (5) following too closely.

TRUCK FATALITIES - Large trucks traveled nearly 6 billion more miles on U.S. roads in 2013 than in 2012, and did so with greater safety results, according to American Trucking Associations’ calculations of federal data. ATA announced that truck-involved crash fatality rates declined 1.6%, to 1.441 per 100 million miles traveled in 2013 from 1.465 in 2012. The number of truck-miles traveled rose to 275 billion in 2013 from 269.2 billion in 2012 while the total number of fatalities in truck-involved crashes grew by 20 people to 3,964 in 2013. ATA also said the truck-involved injury rate decreased to 34.5 per 100 million miles traveled from 38.6. The large-truck fatality crash rate has fallen 39.2% since 2003 and the injury rate is down 34.2%.

CARGO THEFT - FreightWatch International’s Supply Chain Intelligence Center reports more than 40 thefts at truck stops and highway pull-offs at several locations in Arkansas early this month. In the incidents, along Interstate 40 between West Memphis and Forrest City, and along I-55 between West Memphis and Turrell, criminals used the “shopping” technique where they broke trailer seals then determined if the goods were of value. Stolen items include poultry and firearms.