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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:
CAB Focus Training:

Chameleon Carriers and interrelated entities.
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    • Understanding Chameleon Carriers and interrelated entities. Using CAB to identify and recognize relationships.

Carrier Search

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

 CAB Account Settings

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    • 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

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    • 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.


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    • 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.


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    • 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

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    • 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)
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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.


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    • 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 6 PDF Print E-mail
Bits & Pieces
Friday, 27 June 2014 06:47

Welcome to summer.  Hope you are all enjoying some summer action.  We have had an interesting month as we moved to larger quarters.  We are at the same address but in a different building with a nicer view and more room for our growing operation.  More importantly Shuie now has even more room for his candy horde.

This month we report:

HOURS OF SERVICE - The fight for changes to HOS continues.  This month the arena was the U.S. Senate. An amendment was presented and added to The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill. Pending a study, the amendment sought to suspend the newest changes to the voluntary 34-hour restart provision and the requirement that any voluntary restart provision include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. overnight periods and the restriction on using a restart only once every seven days. A counter amendment was presented during the floor debate that would remove the suspensions of the overnight provisions and the one restart every seven days but keep the mandate for a study. Consideration of the bill was pulled from the Senate floor after disagreements over procedural rules prevented the bill from moving forward for debate.

TRUCKING TRENDS - The ATA released the latest edition of American Trucking Trends. Among the findings in American Trucking Trends:

In 2013, trucks moved 69.1% of all domestic freight tonnage, up from 68.5% the previous year.

The industry also collected 81.2% of all freight revenue, up from 80.7% in 2012.

Trucks move the majority of all NAFTA trade, hauling 55.4% of all trade with Canada and 65.4% of all trade with Mexico.

Trucking employed more than 7 million people in 2013.

The industry paid $37.8 billion in state and federal highway user fees.