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CarrierWatch can catch ‘chameleon’ carriers

TransCore has enhanced the fraud protection features and incorporated new federal carrier safety guidelines into its CarrierWatch service, an online tool helping brokers and shippers validate operating authority, insurance, and safety records of motor carriers they hire.

The new anti-fraud enhancements protect TransCore customers from “chameleon” carriers. These are existing motor carriers registering as new carriers—and obtaining new Department of Transportation authority—usually to hide poor safety records or other items they wish to conceal from prospective business partners.

CarrierWatch is also ready for the initial release of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Carrier Safety Analysis (ie, 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.

Additionally, CarrierWatch subscribers can 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.

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