Manheim Ready Logistics, Central Dispatch tout significant 2017 growth

GILBERT, Ariz. - 

Manheim announced Thursday that its Ready Logistics and Central Dispatch solutions for dealers and commercial clients who want to transport vehicles saw significant growth last year.

Ready Logistics moved over two million vehicles last year, a 14 percent year-over-year increase; and Central Dispatch supported 6.7 million vehicle moves, an increase of 34 percent year-over-year, according to Manheim.

The company said Ready Logistics’ recent growth is a result of its ability to satisfy clients with seamless transportation solutions and value-added integrations.

Last year, Ready Logistics launched several new solutions and integrations, including Ready. Set. Pause., HUB, Transportation Financing and Local Delivery.

“Clients want reliable transportation services that deliver efficiencies and peace of mind — and that’s what Ready does,” Manheim senior vice president of marketplace and logistics Patrick Brennan said in a news release. “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.”

Ready Logistics connects automotive dealers, auctions, commercial clients and car owners to a nationwide network of more than 6,500 carriers, both in-lane or digitally, according to the company.

Meanwhile, last year, Central Dispatch saw a 12-percent increase in subscriptions, ending the year with over 21,600 members.

Additionally, Central Dispatch dealer subscribers increased 21 percent year-over-year, and shippers increased the number of vehicle moves they requested by 34 percent, according to Manheim.

“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.”

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