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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.

Thank you very much for those of you that took a few minutes to respond to our survey.  We appreciate and value your input. We are also going to offer this month and in up-coming months several Focus Sessions to update users on other products like SALEs and VITAL, as well as all of the new tools we have introduced over the last 6 months.

In June we also have our special quarterly in-depth training session, this time with Jean Gardner.

CAB Basic Training:

CAB Basic Training on Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:00 PM 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.

Focus Session - New Features and Updates in the CAB Subscriber Site on Thursday June 30, 2016 2:00 PM EDT :

We have been busy at CAB enhancing our existing products and adding new features and tools. We are excited to announce the launch of Alerts as well as many other new features and enhancements all throughout the Subscriber Site. Join us as we cover all the new features and enhancements and teach you the tricks to get the most out of your access to CAB.

Special Webinar with Jean Gardner, CEO of CAB:

The Safe Food Transport Regulations- What does it mean for carriers, shippers, receivers and insurers? on Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00 PM EDT:

A 50 minute presentation on the newest set of regulations which will redefine the transport of food grade and consumable products. This session will explain the new regulations and consider the exposure to insurers under cargo, general liability and auto coverages and the potential for increased frequency and severity in losses. Do you know if you cover it? Is there a gap in coverage which will rear its head in the coming year? 

**NOTE** This session is a benefit available only to employees of CAB insurance company Premium Subscribers or Agent Advantage subscribers. Employees of all other CAB users, including agents or MGAs that have access on behalf of an insurance company, or anyone not employed by a CAB subscriber are not eligible to attend this session.





Previous webinars, including various "Basic Training" and "Focus Training" session are available here. To view an archive video you need to have a CAB Subscriber account and be logged in.

 
Volume 19, Edition 5 PDF Print E-mail
Bits & Pieces
Friday, 27 May 2016 08:00

This has been a quiet month overall with little news from the transportation industry and dearth of cases which impact trucking exposures.  I guess everyone is ready for the summer slowdown.  I heard everyone had a great time in San Diego at the IMUA annual meeting and I am sorry I missed it.  I extend my congratulations to Rich Soja, Michelle Blank and Alexander McGinley for receiving the well-deserved IMUA annual awards. 

As we take the time to celebrate the Memorial Holiday please take a moment to remember the reason for the holiday as we thank those who have served our country well over the years. 

This month we report: 

UNIFIED CARRIER REGISTRATION - It’s coming.  As you may have heard the URS rule will apply to all interstate motor carriers (including private and for-hire passenger and property motor carriers), freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers (IEPs), hazardous materials safety permit (HMSP) applicants/holders, and cargo tank manufacturing and repair facilities under regulation by the FMCSA, except Mexican-domiciled carriers conducting long-haul operations. The URS will require online registration and forgo use of the MC number, relying only on a DOT number. URS will also keep a record of insurance filings and BOC-3 requirements. It replaces multiple forms and the registration functions of several systems such as the Licensing and Insurance System and the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS).  All applicants will begin using URS for registrations and changes starting September 30 so insurers should start to pay attention to changes which they may need in their operational model.  Enforcement for existing operations will be effective December 31. 

TOW COMPANIES - It has been reported that the Public Service Commission of West Virginia has recommended that a tow company refund $185,894.91 to a trucker after it determined that the wrecker overcharged and charged non-allowable charges.  It is an interesting issue to follow as the issue of outlandish tow bills continues to plague the industry.  As we find out more we will report further.