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Motor Trend Announces 2014 Best Drivers Car

Motor Trend Announces 2014 Best Drivers Car


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Each year, MotorTrend Magazine puts 10 new performance-focused cars through rigorous testing to determine the Best Drivers Car. In 2014, they awarded the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 this coveted title. The MotorTrend “Best Drivers Car” is not based on speed, horsepower or price. It is focused on determining the car that is most fun to drive....
ADESA Performs 25 Good Deeds Across North America

ADESA Performs 25 Good Deeds Across North America


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We previously told you about our 25 Good Deeds program and our plan to give back to communities throughout North America. As the program comes to a close, I’m very proud to share that ADESA employees responded with unbelievable enthusiasm and energy. It is wonderful to see the many ways our employees are reaching out...
ADESA Business Highlights from 4th Quarter 2014

ADESA Business Highlights from 4th Quarter 2014


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The past few months have been very productive at ADESA, and I wanted to share a few highlights with you. Our commitment to new technology continues with our 50 percent acquisition of TradeRev. We already have feet on the ground in the U.S. and have integrated AFC and CarsArrive on the TradeRev platform. We will...
Safety Guidelines at ADESA Auctions

Safety Guidelines at ADESA Auctions


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An auction can be an interesting place, full of activity. There are lots of moving parts—cars in the lanes, people multi-tasking. It’s easy to forget the safety measures we have in place to keep everyone out of harm’s way. Because the safety of our customers and employees is a top priority at every ADESA auction,...
KAR Holds Record-Breaking Food Drive

KAR Holds Record-Breaking Food Drive


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Employees at the KAR offices in Carmel, Indiana, held a record-breaking food drive the first week of November. The KAR team—which includes about 850 employees—donated close to 20,000 food items and nearly $1,300 in cash, crushing previous numbers. That’s a total of 20,299 lbs. donated by KAR, a little over half a semi truckload of...
Jim Hallett wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 National Services Award

Jim Hallett wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 National Services Award


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Earlier this year, we shared the exciting news that Jim Hallett, CEO of KAR Auction Services, won the Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Midwest Award in the Consumer category. As the recipient of this distinguished award, he was entered into the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National program. This month, Jim Hallett was named the...
Leaders Gather at 2014 Women of Remarketing Event to Discuss Industry Trends

Leaders Gather at 2014 Women of Remarketing Event to Discuss Industry Trends


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For 12 years in a row, ADESA has hosted the only networking and professional development event exclusively for women in the industry. This year was no exception as women from ADESA and several other industry organizations gathered in Austin, Texas, for two days of educational sessions and team building. This year’s Women of Remarketing (WOR)...
ADESA's Spooky 2014 Halloween Recap

ADESA’s Spooky 2014 Halloween Recap


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Halloween 2014 will go down in the record books as one of the most creative holidays for ADESA employees. All across the country, auctions celebrated the spooky day with fun costumes, activities and contests. For more on the ADESA Halloween celebrations, check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/adesaauction.
How Mobile Has Changed the Used-Car Market

How Mobile Has Changed the Used-Car Market


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In the past, it was common for me to walk into an auction and see a dealer holding his clipboard of notes, with a marked-up run list tucked under his arm and a worn copy of the Kelley Blue Book in his pocket. Now the only tool a dealer needs to bring to the auction is...