What is it?

Motor Carrier SnapShot (MCSS) is a powerful, interactive tool that enables brokers to quickly and effectively pre-qualify risks to determine eligibility, while integrating a specific insurance company’s underwriting guidelines.

With fully integrated FMCSA safety measurements and DOT data, MCSS provides detailed and relevant information that’s ideal for field underwriting, and includes a “plug-in” option for improving the overall underwriting process.

Operating in real-time, this fully customizable, a state-of-the-art program incorporates live carrier data that helps to prevent data manipulation fraud, ensuring an accurate representation of the risk presented.

Key benefits:

  • Instant prequalification of fleets
  • Prevention of unacceptable data modifications
  • Pre-screening for reincarnated carriers
  • Customized insurance pre-screening guidelines
  • Monitoring of carriers and change-in-risk notifications
  • 12, 24, and 36-month trend forecasting for renewals

What does it do?

By way of a primary dashboard, MCSS is home to a virtual menu of comprehensive tools, providing users with vital information regarding:

  • Authority. Get up-to-the-minute information on records that have active for-hire authority.
  • Insurance. Review underwriting data to ensure the right coverage matches the risk.
  • Inspections. Inspection files map and identify specific violations, patterns, and potential equipment responsible for said violations to better understand a carrier’s overall performance and history.
  • BASICs History. Instantly view violations by category, month, and specific power units to address concerns and identify issues that are most prevalent.
  • Crash History. Know the quality of a risk with MCSS Crash History, a frequently updated database with crashes across the U.S. dating back to 2000.
  • MCSS Scoring. Customized algorithms target primary issues of concern and violations to accurately evaluate overall safety performance.
  • General Information. Save time by performing carrier searches, reviewing active client lists, and saving your search history in a single location on the homepage dashboard.
  • Options and Comments. Make notes and comments on certain records that can be easily accessed by CSRs and other staff.


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