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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.

CAB Basic Training:

CAB Basic Training on Tuesday May 24, 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.

CAB Focus Session:

Focus Session - Data downloads in the CAB Report on Thursday May 26, 2016 2:00 PM EDT:

At CAB we recognize that each user had different data needs and analyzes different aspects of a motor carrier's operations. We have created and will continue to develop different tools to meet the unique needs of our diverse users. The CAB Subscriber Site is full of unique data downloads to give you the information you need. Join us for this session as we dive into all the data available to you at the click of a mouse.


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 4 PDF Print E-mail
Bits & Pieces
Monday, 25 April 2016 08:52

Looking forward to meeting up with many of you at the IMUA annual meeting.  Please stop by and visit with Tiana and me and learn what’s new at CAB.

This month we report;

SAFE FOOD TRANSPORT REGULATIONS - The FDA has released the new regulations related to the safe transport of food product.  These new regulations will have a serious impact on the transport of certain food products and need to be considered by underwriters of food haulers.  I have been addressing this issue with many different groups over the last few weeks and have a recent article in the Spring Edition of Claims Litigation Management that you might want to check out if you are a member. We would like to know if this would be an interesting topic for our next quarterly session.  Let us know!

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act establishes requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers by motor or rail vehicle and receivers involved in transporting human and animal food to use sanitary practices to ensure the safety of that food.

Specifically, the rule establishes requirements for:

Vehicles and transportation equipment: The design and maintenance of vehicles and transportation equipment to ensure that it does not cause the food it transports to become unsafe. For example, they must be suitable and adequately cleanable for their intended use and capable of maintaining temperatures necessary for the safe transport of food.

Transportation operations: The measures taken during transportation to ensure food safety, such as adequate temperature controls, preventing contamination of ready to eat food from touching raw food, protection of food from contamination by non-food items in the same load or previous load and protection of food from cross-contact.

Training: Training of carrier personnel in sanitary transportation practices and documentation of the training. This training is required when the carrier and shipper agree the carrier is responsible for sanitary conditions during transport.

Records: Maintenance of records of written procedures, agreements and training (required of carriers). The required retention time for these records depends upon the type of record and when the covered activity occurred but does not exceed 12 months.

You can review the FDA regulations at a glance here.