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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:

New Features of the CAB Report
The Inspections and Accidents Details Page
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    • A closer look at the wealth of information available on this page of the CAB Report.
Shared Vehicles
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    • 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.
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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)

Understanding the Built-In Features of the Subscriber Site

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    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.


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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 10 PDF Print E-mail
Bits & Pieces
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:49

Happy Halloween.  Here’s hoping you all get treats and not tricks.

CAB’s LABS - This month we released a few new and exciting features that will improve your ability to analyze radius and historical trends.  On the Radius tab, you now have the option to modify the default date range of the inspections that are included in the all the radius analyses to see how things may have changed in this carrier’s operations over time. The second new feature is the ability to change the intervals and time frames used in the CAB-ISS and BASIC history trend graphs. Lastly, for those of you who enjoy working with the data, the full CAB-ISS and BASIC score history can be downloaded to Excel directly from the report. We will be hosting a CAB Focus session in November to cover how to use these new features. If you are interested in attending you may register by clicking here.  In the meantime if you have any questions or if we can assist you please contact us.

This month we report:

INSURANCE LIMITS -  The move to increase mandated insurance limits is underway and under attack.  The FMCSA has fast-tracked what it has deemed a “high priority” rulemaking to increase the current minimum levels of liability insurance. The amount of the increase is currently unknown. The advanced notice of proposed rulemaking is currently under review by the OMB and should be released shortly.   A group of eight associations are urging Congress to step in and “halt” the attempt.   Section 425 of the Department of Transportation fiscal year 2015 appropriations contains a provision that would prohibit the agency from moving forward with increasing the required minimum level of liability insurance. Signing onto the letter are the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association; National School Transportation Association; United Motorcoach Association; American Bus Association; National Federation of Independent Businesses; Petroleum Marketers Association of America; American Truck Dealers; and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.  There is also a move to repeal the self-insurance plan for motor carriers.  President Obama’s Grow America Act — the four-year, $302 billion transportation plan— calls for repealing the government’s self-insurance program for carriers.