Manheim Heavy Trucks Go Digital

By Staff Writer January 17, 2020

 

Manheim launched its largest all-digital heavy truck auction on Jan. 8 at its Indianapolis, Ind., location; a move that further supports the company’s growing investment in Digital Blocks. The sale included more than 350 units and 387 online and in-lane bidders.  Manheim Indianapolis is part of the company’s all-digital Specialty Auctions that include RVs and motorcycles as well as trucks.

 

“Our biweekly truck sale is Manheim’s largest heavy truck auction nationwide,” said Emily Decker, general manager at Manheim Indianapolis and Manheim Cincinnati.  “It includes Class 4-8 commercial trucks, tractor trailers and other equipment. Moving to a Digital Block format offers a safer and more efficient experience for our clients and employees, as well as significant environmental savings.” 

The three-lane format is a live auction where the trucks remain parked in designated spots and are offered for sale digitally by an auctioneer via oversized monitors featuring enhanced images, barcode price scanning capability and condition report information. Manheim calculates that the switch to an all-digital format will offset an estimated 284 tons of carbon dioxide each year.

In 2019, Manheim Tucson became the first location to convert all lanes to Digital Blocks and its digital wholesale channels have surpassed two million transactions. Digital Blocks now comprise 20 percent of the lanes at physical locations nationwide.

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