“The more we automate the transportation process and deliver valuable insights, the quicker our clients can get vehicles onto the frontlines of their dealerships or into an auction to be sold,” said Patrick Brennan, senior vice president of logistics at Cox Automotive.
GILBERT, AZ – JULY 27, 2017 – Ready Logistics brings a new level of automation and transparency to the manual process-oriented vehicle transportation sector with the launch of the HUB, a centralized communication platform that increases efficiency for clients. By automating procedures that typically delay vehicle movement, the HUB improves the carrier pickup process, speeds delivery and provides real-time insights.
“The vehicle logistics business hasn’t changed much in decades, using a manual process to get cars from point A to point B,” said Patrick Brennan, senior vice president of logistics at Cox Automotive. “At Ready Logistics, we’re on a mission to make it faster and easier for clients to move vehicles from anywhere to everywhere—and the HUB is an example of how we’re doing it.”
The Ready Logistics HUB’s two main tools increase efficiency across the transportation process:
- The Vehicle Assessment HUB allows location agents to provide 24/7 status updates, enabling carriers to experience a seamless pickup process and improve days to deliver. It also sends instant notifications that eliminate the need for phone calls to determine vehicle location. Additionally, this tool offers improved reporting and greater visibility into which locations are performing to ensure timely and accurate pickups.
- The My Vehicles HUB enables clients to access real-time status and the order history of their units in the Ready Logistics transportation system, eliminating the need to contact a representative. The tool’s dashboard allows clients to search VINs, export vehicle lists, view stats and average days to deliver, as well as track the performance of origination locations.
“The more we automate the transportation process and deliver valuable insights, the quicker our clients can get vehicles onto the frontlines of their dealerships or into an auction to be sold,” added Brennan.
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 www.readylogistics.com.
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, financial, retail and wholesale 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®, Dealer.com®, 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 www.coxautoinc.com.