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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:
CAB Focus Training:

Shared Vehicles
  • Thursday August 21, 2013-2:00 PM-2:30 PM EDT
    • 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.

VITAL

  • 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.

 Alerts

  • 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)

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.

SALEs

  • 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 17, Edition 7 PDF Print E-mail
Bits & Pieces
Monday, 28 July 2014 07:45

Once again I am sitting hear at the base of the Green Mountains writing my July bits and pieces.  I will make this short so that I can head out for a hike.  We are settling in to our new space in Lakewood.  If you are passing by stop in and eat some of the candy that is everywhere you look thanks to Shuie.  Our reception area now has an information highway traveled by small trucks.  Thanks to those of you who have sent us your logo embossed trucks to join the information highway.  All are welcome to be displayed!  Send them over - we would love to add you to our information highway and show that you have the CABadvantage.  We will post pictures as we get the road filled.

This month we report:

ANNE FERRO RESIGNS - The administrator of the FMCSA, Anne Ferro, announced her resignation.  She will be become CEO and President of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. She has headed the FMCSA since 2009 and was the longest-serving administrator

ELECTRONIC LOGS - The FMCSA has agreed that it will begin accepting electronic logs as evidence of compliance with HOS regulations. Previously, drivers who prepared their logs on a computer and transmitted digitally signed copies of the log to their motor carrier were not in compliance with the regulations. The regulations stated that the logs must be in the drivers’ “own handwriting.” Drivers will be permitted to maintain electronic logs on their computers, tablets or smartphones and consider the driver in compliance with the regulations if an electronic signature is used. Drivers will be required to have the prior seven days of electronically signed logs available to be viewed on the device’s screen during an inspection. Law enforcement can request printed copies of the logs, and the driver must be given an opportunity to print the current and prior seven days.  If an electronic signature is not used, the driver will be required to print the electronic logs and manually sign them daily. Drivers will also be required to retain the prior seven days of manually signed logs.

NTSB RECOMMENDATIONS - The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a list of recommendations following its investigation into the collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington state.  The NTSB has recommended that states certify pilot car operators, ban unauthorized use of cell phones for pilot car operators, and require CDL holders to obtain endorsements on their licenses before they can haul oversized loads.