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Doug Hadden Shares Advice on Sourcing and Selling Pre-Owned Vehicles in the Wholesale Market

Doug Hadden Shares Advice on Sourcing and Selling Pre-Owned Vehicles in the Wholesale Market


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During last month’s Used Car Week conference, Doug Hadden, ADESA’s executive director of dealer services, training and development, was featured on a panel discussing innovative ways of buying and selling used cars in the wholesale channel–including physical auctions, dealer-to-dealer networks, and more. Check out the video below: Here are a few key points Doug shared during...
ADESA’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

ADESA’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015


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Another year has come and gone. During these past 12 months, ADESA celebrated many incredible milestones and our Overdrive Blog was there to document it all. As we reflect on 2015, here is a list of our top 10 ADESA Overdrive Blog posts: 10. KAR Fun Fridays Return to Celebrate Americana Returning for their second year,...
KAR Carmel Competes in the Corporate Challenge

KAR Carmel Competes in the Corporate Challenge


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KAR’s Carmel office took part in the company’s first Corporate Challenge this fall. This annual event—hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway—brings teams from major companies in central Indiana together for fun and friendly competition, all for the chance to bring home bragging rights. The schedule included competitive events—running and bike races, cornhole, volleyball and bowling—as...
Another Record Year for Food Drive at KAR Headquarters

Another Record Year for Food Drive at KAR Headquarters


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Things were pretty quiet during the first three days of the traditional “battle-of-the-floors” food drive at KAR’s headquarters. KAR Software Quality Analyst Scott Schultz, in his fifth year of organizing the collection efforts, was a bit nervous. After all, last year’s drive was an exciting, record-breaking event that brought in nearly 20,000 items, so the expectations...
Carmel Artomobilia Celebrates Art and Autos

Carmel Artomobilia Celebrates Art and Autos


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Carmel Artomobilia is an annual celebration of cars and car enthusiasts, those who appreciate automotive art and design. And if that wasn’t reason enough for ADESA to be involved, consider that the event was held in the Arts & Design District of Carmel, Indiana, just a few miles from ADESA’s corporate office. With ADESA as...
Celebrating Citizenship Day with a Special Employee Milestone

Celebrating Citizenship Day with a Special Employee Milestone


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By definition, ADESA and its parent company KAR Auction Services are American companies. We are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and we have our roots–as well as our main office–in the Midwest. But ADESA and the KAR group of companies have an international reach–and definitely an international flavor. In our Carmel, Indiana,...
ADESA Sioux Falls Celebrates Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

ADESA Sioux Falls Celebrates Sturgis Motorcycle Rally


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For the past 75 years, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has drawn motorcycle enthusiasts to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Thousands of riders gather in Sturgis, S.D., to hear concerts, buy the latest gear and enjoy organized rides through the gorgeous scenery of the Hills. To get customers fired up about the rally, ADESA Sioux...
Teen Safe Driving Program Brings Special Event to ADESA Des Moines

Teen Safe Driving Program Brings Special Event to ADESA Des Moines


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Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. Nearly 3,000 teens die annually in such accidents, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Two major areas contribute to this alarming statistic: the inexperience of young drivers and issues surrounding distracted and impaired driving. The Ford...
ADESA Sacramento Hosts Record-Breaking Anniversary Sale

ADESA Sacramento Hosts Record-Breaking Anniversary Sale


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Last month, ADESA Sacramento celebrated its 18th anniversary with an incredible feat: The auction set a record for vehicles sold in one week. There were also fun giveaways for dealers—it was a great week to visit the auction and check out the inventory. The “Las Vegas” themed sale at the auction featured $10,000 in giveaways,...