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Ready Logistics Improves the Transportation Experience for Dealers and Transporters
With digital transactions rising, new dealer and transporter solutions offer enhanced vehicle tracking, connections

ATLANTA – May 28, 2020 – In a time when more dealers are buying wholesale inventory digitally, Ready Logistics is making it easier for them to move vehicles from point A to point B. The full-service transportation provider has released two enhancements for clients: a Transportation Status Tracker on that will help dealers keep tabs on their vehicles and a “Carrier Connect” portal that makes it easier for transporters to get the information they need to make successful deliveries. Ready Logistics is a full-service solution that enables dealers to order transport online or by phone, with a Ready Logistics expert handling the rest.

“Our goals have always been to help clients simplify their logistics and open up new avenues for them to source inventory,” said Joe Kichler, vice president of Manheim Logistics. “As dealers turn to technology to solve the challenges of conducting business in this time, we’re using technology to help solve transport challenges on both sides of the transaction. Now transporters can more effortlessly deliver vehicles, and dealers can more quickly get the information they need to keep their businesses moving forward.”  

More details on the enhancements follow:

Transportation Status Tracker
Manheim dealers ordering outbound transportation from Ready Logistics for vehicles purchased in-lane or digitally will now be able to get the most-up-to-date status on their vehicle shipment in’s post-sale management portal. With this enhancement, dealers could save considerable time and be able to more easily plan for a vehicle’s arrival. Dealers will see the following status updates:

  • Ordered – Pickup and drop-off location
  • In Progress – Estimated pickup
  • In Transit – Picked up and estimated delivery
  • Delivered – Delivered on date

Dealers can view the transportation status for multiple vehicles on the summary page—or see individual vehicle transportation status on the vehicle detail page (VDP). This integration into the post-sale management portal allows dealers to get a quote, request/place an order and check transportation status—all in one place.

Carrier Connect Website
For transporters, Ready Logistics has launched a “Carrier Connect” portal–exclusive to the approximately 6,500 approved transporters in the company’s network. This portal will make it easier for them to connect with Ready Logistics representatives via a live chat, giving them the accessibility and support they need throughout the transport lifecycle. Additionally, the portal will be used to spotlight the “Carrier of the Month,” conduct live polling to generate real-time client feedback, and serve as a single source for relevant industry news, FAQ’s, training and updates critical to transporters’ success.

For more information about Ready Logistics and these new enhancements, visit

About Ready Logistics
Ready Logistics is the national leader in full-service transportation logistics solutions to support planning, execution, and overall improvement in logistics operations from point A to point B for automotive auctions, dealers, commercial, and consumer clients. A 6,500+ fully vetted carrier network utilizes Ready’s leading technology to provide end-to-end services for the vehicle shipping needs of the automotive industry. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Ready Logistics is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit

About Manheim
Manheim®, the nation’s leading provider of end-to-end wholesale vehicle solutions, is celebrating 75 years as an industry innovator, driving success for clients, the company, its team members and the industry. The dream of five men who auctioned off a handful of cars in 1945 from a single-lane location in Manheim, Pennsylvania launched a company that today offers 7 million used vehicles annually and facilitates transactions representing nearly $67 billion in value with the grit and determination of our team members. Through its physical, mobile and digital sales network, Manheim offers services for decisioning, buying and selling, floor planning, logistics, assurance and reconditioning. Operating the largest vehicle wholesale marketplace, Manheim enables clients more efficient ways to connect and transact business how and when they want. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit

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