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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. To view an archive video you need to have a CAB Subscriber account and be logged in.

CAB Basic Training:
  • Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00PM - 3:00PM 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 Level 2 Basic Training:
  • Archive video
    • This session will be a more in depth review of the CAB Report. This will be a great session for users that frequently use CAB and want a deeper understanding of what the information means and where it comes from. It is recommend any attendees of this session watch a CAB Basic training or have experience with the Carrier Search Page and the CAB Report.
CAB Focus Training:

Inspections: An Overview and Statistics 

  • Thursday June 18, 2015 2:00PM - 3:00PM EDT 
    • This session will review inspections. We will talk about where they come from, who conducts them and how they vary by state. We will look at a variety of statistics for the national average and by state. This will be a session you won't want to miss!

New Features and Hyperlinks in the CAB Report
  • Archive video
    • This session will review the new features recently added to the CAB Report. It will also be a review of all of the hyperlinks in the CAB Report. If you want to expand your knowledge of some of the built-in features of the CAB Report, this will be a great session for you.
Vehicles in the CAB Report and VITAL
  • Archive video
    • This session will review the power of CAB to understand all of the many different tools to research and understand power units and trailers. We will cover all of the features, functionality and information available in CAB concerning power units and trailers.
Trends and Analysis in the CAB Report
  • Archive video
    • This will be a focus session to review the different trends and analysis in the CAB Report and how using that information can help you make better decisions.
Scores and Ratings in the CAB Report
  • Archive video
    • This session will take a closer look at all of the scores and ratings in the CAB Report and where they come from. Understanding how CAB doesn't rate carriers, rather can help you make better decisions.
New Features of the CAB Report
  • Archive video
    • A look at new features recently implemented on the CAB Report.
The Inspections and Accidents Details Page
  • Archive video
    • A closer look at the wealth of information available on this page of the CAB Report.
Shared Vehicles
  • Archive video
    • 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.
  • Archive video
    • Understanding Chameleon Carriers and interrelated entities. Using CAB to identify and recognize relationships.

Carrier Search

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

 CAB Account Settings

  • Archive video
    • 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

  • Archive video
    • 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.


  • Archive video
    • 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.


  • Archive video
    • 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

  • Archive video
    • 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

  • Archive video
    • 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.


  • Archive video
    • 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 18, Edition 5 PDF Print E-mail
Bits & Pieces
Friday, 29 May 2015 05:58

I hope you had a great month. Tiana and I were happy to meet with so many of you at the annual IMUA meeting.  It is always a pleasure to get together with old and new friends.  We were pleased to sponsor the Transportation Session and hope all those present learned some of the new issues facing the industry in this complex arena.  And speaking of Tiana I would like to give her a special acknowledgment, recognizing her promotion to Vice President at CAB.  It is a well-deserved promotion. 

I would also like to thank the IMUA and especially my friend Pat Stoik for the Excellence In Education Award. I am very proud to receive that award from the IMUA and Pat’s wonderful words meant so much to me.  We all need to continue to educate the industry.  CAB is proud to help in that endeavor. 

Before we head off to provide the news of the month, we take a special moment to thank our serviceman and woman for their service and sacrifice.  We are all very lucky to have such wonderful people protecting us. 

MOTOR CARRIER SELECTION PROCESS - The Transportation and Logistics Hiring Reform Act was introduced in the Senate this month.   It is designed to set national standards for shippers and third parties contracting or hiring trucking companies, requiring them to check a carrier’s federal safety rating, registration and insurance coverage before tendering freight.  The Senate bill would prohibit any other information being used against a shipper or broker in a negligent hiring case. 

DOT OVERSIGHT - The Inspector General of the DOT will undertake an audit of the ways that an at risk motor carrier are evaluated by the FMCSA.  The audit will evaluate investigative practices and the review process for compliance analysis.  In addition it will evaluate whether the steps are timely and sufficient. 

JOBS INCREASE - There has been an upward tick in jobs, after some significant losses in recent months.  The Department of Labor reports that a gain of nearly 2,000 jobs after the industry lost nearly 7,000 jobs the month prior. The “support activities for transportation” exhibited the highest gains with an addition of nearly 5,000 jobs. Only two subsectors showed losses with “transit and ground passenger transportation” losing 400 jobs and water transportation losing 100 jobs.