April 7, 2011 - Media Release
EBE INTRODUCES CSA CARRIERBOARD TO COMPARE AND MANAGE MULTIPLE CARRIERS
Web-based Dashboard Aggregates Data of Carriers and Provides Alerts to Non-Compliant Scores and Percentiles.
East Moline, Ill: EBE Technologies announces today the release of CSA CarrierBoard, a new web-based dashboard that allows users to monitor CSA (Comprehensive, Safety, Accountability) scores for multiple carriers in one comprehensive interface.
This hosted solution provides authorized shippers, logistics providers and carriers web access to a carrier database that contains monthly updated CSA scores for over 700,000 carriers with registered DOT numbers within FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). The system aggregates information from both the MCMIS database containing all carrier inspections, violations and BASIC percentiles and the Carrier Census Information containing carrier profile and registration information. The solution eliminates the manual process many shippers, logistics providers and carriers typically spend monitoring data and assembling reports to determine the financial and safety compliance of multiple carriers in a shipper’s network.
Email notifications triggering alerts to carriers who do not meet the acceptable standards set forth by shippers and logistics providers are available within the CSA CarrierBoard. When a carrier breaches a defined threshold, an email notification is sent to the shipper communicating a change in status and that the shipper’s required conditions are not being met.
“Our new CSA CarrierBoard is a valuable tool to help shippers and logistics providers identify carriers best suited for their moves.” said Cindy Nelson, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for EBE. “Not only is this a time-savings tool, but it also ensures that shippers and logistics providers are maintaining and assigning loads to the safest and most compliant carriers within their network.”
Users can search for a single or group of carriers by company name, DOT or MC number. Carriers can also be filtered and sorted by carrier type, number of trucks, truck size and vehicle miles traveled (VMT). The results populated in the dashboard contain percentiles of the five publicly available CSA BASIC categories. Users will also have access to insurance rating information.
A carrier scorecard page presents an analysis of all inspections, CSA violations, number of injuries, crashes and fatalities. A trend analysis chart representing a carrier’s BASIC percentile ratings over a defined timeframe is available to identify positive or negative trends.
“While this tool was initially conceived to help shippers and logistics providers keep a better pulse on their carrier network, it has also found to be a valuable tool for-hire carriers that take a proactive approach to monitoring industry competitors,” said Nelson. “A carrier can create a standard group of companies to monitor on a monthly basis for the purpose of showing their customers how they rank amongst their competition. This dashboard is proving to be a powerful sales tool for companies committed to maintaining and showcasing their positive standards.”
About EBE Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 1973, EBE is the leading provider of integrated document and content management, workflow and business process automation solutions designed specifically for the transportation and logistics industry. The development of EBE's enterprise solution, SHIPS, evolved from EBE's expertise in imaging and transportation specific workflow applications. Utilizing a unique intelligent database and autoflow technology, SHIPS automates labor-intensive operational tasks to deliver improved operational efficiencies, reduced labor costs, unparalleled customer service and increased profitability. SHIPS modules include financials, logistics, recruiting, safety and compliance and driver performance management. SHIPS integration capabilities provide access to information from company dispatch, accounting, mobile communication, log scanning and other transportation related applications. EBE's blue-chip customer list includes more than 430 leading transportation and logistics companies in North America. Headquartered in East Moline, Illinois, EBE Technologies is a privately held company and has experienced consistent growth and profitability allowing it to reinvest in its people, products and integration partners. For additional information, visit www.ebeships.com or call 1-800-447-0612