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Manheim’s Logistics Solutions Touched Nearly Nine Million Vehicles Last Year
Clients Shipped More than Two Million Vehicles with Ready Logistics; Posted Over Six Million to Central Dispatch in 2017
“At Manheim, our Logistics team is all about delivering the best client experience and ensuring that high-performing, competitively priced carriers are moving more inventory,” added Brennan. “The result is that clients get their vehicles faster and more efficiently, enabling them to more quickly sell their inventory and generate revenue.”

GILBERT, AZ – Last year more dealers and commercial clients seeking better ways to transport vehicles and save money turned to Manheim’s Ready Logistics and Central Dispatch. Ready Logistics, a full-service logistics provider, moved more than two million vehicles, achieving a 14 percent year-over-year increase -- making 2017 its best year ever. That growth can be attributed to the company’s ability to provide seamless transportation solutions, value-added integrations and an exceptional experience for clients seeking white glove transportation service. In addition, Central Dispatch, a self-managed platform, supported 6.7 million vehicle moves, demonstrating an increase of 34 percent year-over-year.

In-lane or digitally, Ready Logistics connects automotive dealers, auctions, commercial clients and car owners with a nationwide network of more than 6,500 carriers. Supported by a best-in-class technology platform, the full-service provider helps clients simplify the vehicle movement process and reduce the time needed to transport vehicles. 

“Clients want reliable transportation services that deliver efficiencies and peace of mind -- and that’s what Ready does,” said Patrick Brennan, senior vice president of Marketplace and Logistics for Manheim. “In 2017, we saw an increase in new clients, retention rates were higher and -- most telling -- the number of vehicles moved per client increased by 30 percent.”

In 2017 alone, Ready Logistics introduced several value-added solutions and integrations, including:

  • Ready. Set. Pause., a solution that allows dealers who buy the DealShield 360 guarantee and choose Ready Logistics’ full-service transportation to stop the clock on their coverage while a vehicle is in transit -- giving dealers more time to ensure that the vehicle is right for them.
  • HUB, a centralized communication platform that improves the carrier pickup process, speeds delivery and provides real-time insights to shippers. 
  • Transportation Financing, a program available for common clients of NextGear Capital and Ready Logistics that enables them to simplify their business operations by buying, paying for and moving vehicles in one seamless transaction. This program also helps dealers free up cash flow by deferring payment on transportation costs until the vehicle is sold.
  • Local Delivery, available at 18 Manheim locations, is a new service that arms drivers with new technology to schedule pickups, run reports, take images and keep clients informed during local vehicle moves. In 2018, Ready Logistics’ Local Delivery service will be rolled out to all Manheim locations.

Central Dispatch, a self-managed transportation network that connects shippers and carriers via a centralized communication platform, also saw significant growth in 2017. In addition to shippers increasing the number of vehicle moves requested by 34 percent, the value of that transportation service increased to $3.3 billion, which was up 42 percent over the prior year. Central Dispatch also experienced a 12 percent increase in subscriptions over 2016, ending the year with 21,600+ members. Dealer subscribers, specifically, increased a strong 21 percent year-over-year.


“At Manheim, our Logistics team is all about delivering the best client experience and ensuring that high-performing, competitively priced carriers are moving more inventory,” added Brennan. “The result is that clients get their vehicles faster and more efficiently, enabling them to more quickly sell their inventory and generate revenue.”


About Ready Logistics

Ready Logistics simplifies automotive logistics for dealers, auctions, commercial clients and car owners nationwide. Leveraging innovative technology, enhanced processes and a network of more than 6,500 carriers, the full-service logistics provider moves vehicles quickly and conveniently from anywhere to everywhere. Headquartered in Gilbert, AZ, Ready Logistics is a Cox Automotive™ brand that creates efficiencies for its clients through strategic partnerships in the financial and assurance sectors. For more information about Ready Logistics, visit


About Central Dispatch

CentralDispatch is a self-managed transportation network that matches shippers and carriers. By connecting auto dealers, transportation brokers, auctions and other industry professionals via a centralized communications platform, Central Dispatch creates a simple and effective way to move vehicles. Headquartered in Gilbert, AZ, Central Dispatch is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 34,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit



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