Responding to demand from our clients, CAB has developed VITAL – the Vehicle Inspection Tracker and Locator System. There is a wealth of information that can be gleaned from the more than 20 million inspection records dating back to January 1, 2004 which are currently maintained by CAB.
With the release of VITAL, full access to these records is in your hands. Our unique search portal is unparalleled in the industry and fully empowers the users to track information on inspected vehicles which was virtually impossible to find before. You can search with complete or partial VINs or License numbers, or by the carrier’s DOT or state ID number. Any or all of the above search parameters can be specified to create as broad or as specific a search as you need. As we all recognize, VINs are often recorded erroneously or only partially on any given inspection record. As a result, much effort has been spent on optimization to provide a system that can search through over 29 million inspected units and identify even part of a VIN or license number in mere seconds. Additional filters can be applied as well to further refine the results, such as a date range, licensing state or vehicle type (power unit vs. trailer). Detailed inspection results are preceded by a full summary, can be grouped either by VIN or License number and identify every operating authority the particular unit was found operating under. Any operating authority identified will be accompanied by a link to directly load the CAB Submission Report for that carrier to complete the integration of these two systems. VITAL was designed to service all segments of the motor carrier insurance industry, from the underwriter researching the history of a vehicle to be scheduled on a new policy, to the claims adjuster researching a claim on the particular unit, to SIU which can track and locate vehicles for leads in finding either the vehicle, the driver or owner of the vehicle. In an industry so heavily reliant on available data, knowledge is vital. Now, thanks to CAB, VITAL is knowledge.
Access to VITAL:
Premium subscribers can access VITAL by visiting the VITAL link included on the Subscription Services menu of our website or or by clicking on one of the searchable links provided on the CAB Submission Report. We urge you to try it out and see the benefits this added service provides to your underwriting and claims process.