Nick Zulovich, Staff Writer

Like KAR Auction Services noticed as well, both Cox Automotive and J.D. Power Valuation Services are watching closely how Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are impacting used-vehicle prices in September. And evidence is prompting analysts to modify their expectations for where the price readings might be by the end of the... Read More

Harvey needed only days to influence August prices

Auto Remarketing Staff

Hurricane Harvey landed in Texas with a week left in August, and its flooding left an immediate impact on wholesale price movements for the month, according to KAR Auction Services chief economist Tom Kontos. According to ADESA Analytical Services’ monthly analysis of wholesale used-vehicle prices by vehicle model... Read More

Auto Remarketing Staff

Auction Academy’s largest class, class group 5, traveled to Spokane, Wash., this summer for training held in conjunction with McConkey Auction Group’s Rock & Roll sale at its DAA Northwest location in July. In addition to enjoying the concert event headlined by the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band, during their two... Read More

Auto Remarketing Staff

Copart announced Thursday the expansion of its New Orleans location, which marks the company’s 12th expansion this calendar year. "So far in 2017, we've expanded locations as far west as California, as far east as New Hampshire, and several in between," Copart chief executive officer... Read More

2017 Best Auto Auctions to Work For

Auto Remarketing Staff

Auto Remarketing’s Best Auctions to Work For, which is sponsored by CARS Recon, is a free workplace study for the auto auction industry that recognizes the best auto auctions to work for on an unranked basis. It is designed and intended for individual auction locations — not corporate or headquarter offices.... Read More

Auto Remarketing Staff

Damage by the horrific hurricanes impacting the United States during the past two weeks is starting to influence what Black Book is noticing at the auction. This week’s Black Book Market Insights report showed a little strengthening in the wholesale space; most likely due to dealers looking to begin replacing... Read More

The Appraisal Lane expands to Upper Midwest

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

The Appraisal Lane announced an expansion into the Upper Midwest on Tuesday that gives the company a presence from the entire Eastern Seaboard on into Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Appraisal Lane is built around a mobile app designed to connect car dealers to appraisers... Read More

Kontos’ 4-point assessment of Harvey fallout

Auto Remarketing Staff

KAR Auction Services chief economist Tom Kontos spent the past few days poring over data and information that he’s encountered in connection with Hurricane Harvey; a storm meteorologists are calling a 1,000-year flood event. Kontos explained in a special edition of the Kontos Kommentary there are four primary... Read More