Where to begin when there’s extra or aging equipment to sell
It’s a challenge that every municipal government faces periodically — what to do with trucks, police and government vehicles, special equipment, office furniture and other items that are no longer needed. It can be one more problem to sort through with limited time and resources.
Here’s a solution that can make the process easy and seamless: ADESA Specialty Auctions.
ADESA Specialty Auctions provide a simplified way to sell a wide variety of trucks, equipment and vehicles. The company offers eight auction locations across the U.S. dedicated to heavy-duty trucks and equipment and 23 locations focused on recreational vehicles, marine and powersports. ADESA’s specialty auction services are backed by a network of 60 auto auctions in the U.S. and 14 in Canada – all of which have the ability to service local municipalities.
ADESA’s mobile auction option can simplify the transactions even further, according to Jane Morgan, president of the ADESA specialty sales division.
“We can bring the auction to the customer,” said Morgan. “Our mobile unit has online capabilities so that a dealer can register to buy or sell. We can check in units, sell units, collect payment, work titles and release the vehicles, all from the lot. Dealers can even buy remotely.”
ADESA’s specialty division has a dedicated team that has been fully trained on the complete range of specialty, truck and equipment products. “They can provide accurate, detailed information on all available units,” said Morgan. The team is backed by support and specialty managers at the physical auction locations.
Morgan stressed that specialty auction clients receive the same attention and customer service as wholesale car clients. She said that the experience is consistent across all locations, with the same certification programs and the same condition report standards; but services are provided by team members with additional expertise in the specialty market.
“We educate our clients, too, helping them to understand their products through a training program by segment or an Auction 101 if they have never used auctions,” she said. “We share our data and our expertise — we price inventory every day so we can help them determine the value of their assets based on our data and on our experience. Our pricing requires a lot of analysis because there’s so much variety in what crosses the blocks during a specialty sale.
“Our main goal is to always provide exceptional personalized service and to best support our customers,” added Morgan The ADESA network offers multiple sales channels: in-lane, online and mobile auctions. Its in-lane heavy truck and equipment auctions are open to the public, which gets trucks and equipment in front of more buyers to ensure clients a good return.
Online auction options put inventory in front of buyers who might not come to a particular auction site. With ADESA Live-Block, buyers can join the action online as it happens live. They can bid alongside other dealers through real-time feeds. With ADESA DealerBlock, buyers can participate in bid-now events or purchase right away with buy-now pricing.
The mobile auctions are an exciting opportunity, said Morgan. “We’ve held a number of mobile events already, and we’re looking forward to having more, for various areas of the country, each with its own staff.”
To get started unloading aging trucks and equipment, contact Al Kelly, national specialty manager, at (980) 254-4168. Visit ADESA Specialty Auctions online for sale dates and locations at ADESA.com/auctiontypes. For all truck and equipment needs, visit ADESARIGS.com.
ADESA’s specialty auction services are backed by a network of 76 auto auction locations across North America. ADESA, its parent company KAR Auction Services, and related subsidiaries offer a range of services to streamline selling excess and aging equipment, including these options:
- Specialty transportation solutions: ADESA offers pre-and post-sale vehicle transportation, 24/7 real-time tracking and delivery notification, and end-to-end service and support.
- Inventory storage: Municipalities can transport equipment to the auction location and have it stored onsite until sale day, gaining back the space needed for items in current use.
- Full reconditioning services: Mechanical, body and detail services are available to get equipment in top shape so it can bring top dollar bids.
- Condition reports on every unit: ADESA’s condition reports deliver anborganized presentation of vehicle-condition factors, ensure consistent announcements across all channels, and are easy to read from desktop and mobile devices. Condition reports are especially key to online sales, where buyers don’t have the option to see the item in person.
- Inspection and certification programs: ADESA’s ProView service delivers a thorough inspection of all aspects of the vehicle. Alternatively, the QuickLook inspection for late-arriving vehicles includes a basic inspection and photos.
- Guaranteed title and payment: ADESA works with buyers and sellers to produce clear titles, and items aren’t released to the buyer until proper payment has been collected.
- Online market reports: It takes good information to make smart pricing decisions. ADESA offers up-to-date information that combines both in-line and online vehicles
Information provided by ADESA Specialty Auctions.