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TransCore's CarrierWatch Cracks Down on Chameleon Carriers

November 23, 2010

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Do you know who is hauling your freight? TransCore's CarrierWatch can tell you before you release the load for pick up.


TransCore has enhanced the fraud protection features of its CarrierWatch service by incorporating new federal carrier safety guidelines into the service. CarrierWatch helps brokers and shippers validate the operating authority, insurance, and safety records of the motor carriers they hire.

The new anti-fraud enhancements protect TransCore customers from so-called "chameleon" carriers who change their names and DOT registrations to hide poor safety records or other items they wish to conceal from prospective business partners.

TransCore CarrierWatch is also ready for the initial release of the FMCSA's Carrier Safety Analysis -- CSA 2010 -- enabling customers to access carrier scores under the new Behavioral Analysis Safety Improvement Categories (BASICS). The new BASICS scores are expected to be released in early December.

"CarrierWatch is the first tool on the market that makes CSA 2010 data actionable for brokers," said David Schrader, senior vice president of TransCore's Freight Solutions. "In the on-boarding process, CarrierWatch helps brokers get a clear picture of prospective carriers, particularly when freight volume remains strong and truck capacity remains tight."

CarrierWatch subscribers can also monitor any of the 500,000 carriers in TransCore's DAT Directory and receive automated alerts of any changes in a carrier's DOT authority, FMCSA SAFER and CSA 2010 scores or DOT-reported insurance.


More info: www.transcorefreightsolutions.com



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