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Safety is a Culture

Safety is a Culture


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This article originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse, and was co-written by ADESA President of Remarketing Services David Vignes and ADESA COO Srisu Subrahmanyam. A recent tragedy at an auto auction in central Florida — a deadly accident in an auction lane during sale day — reminds us of the importance of safety in our auction...
Data Science Driving Auto Industry Transformation

Data Science Driving Auto Industry Transformation


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This article originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse, and was co-written by ADESA President John Hammer and KAR Data as a Service President Kayne Grau. Across all industries, access to real-time data is helping to deliver the products customers want at a moment’s notice. In our industry – auto remarketing (aka “used cars”) – geographic regions...
Three Ways to Stand Out in a Competitive Vehicle Auction Marketplace

Three Ways to Stand Out in a Competitive Vehicle Auction Marketplace


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This article originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse, and was written by ADESA President John Hammer. Overall 2018 vehicle auction volumes should exceed 2017 levels. That’s according to J.D. Power Used Car and Light Truck Guidelines Industry Update released this month. As a result of these increased volumes, dealers need to stand out more than ever before. ADESA...
AFC President Jim Money Talks Floor Planning Challenges with Used Car News

AFC President Jim Money Talks Floor Planning Challenges with Used Car News


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In December 2015, the Federal Reserve kicked off the process of raising interest rates. Soon after, car dealers experienced an increase in the cost of floor planning their inventory. Today, the federal interest rates are five times higher than they were three years ago and show no signs of slowing down—prompting dealers to overcome new,...
Get Your Motor Runnin’: ADESA Boston Hosts Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Run

Get Your Motor Runnin’: ADESA Boston Hosts Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Run


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Cars and charity have always gone together at ADESA, and the annual Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Run at ADESA Boston is one of the longest-running, biggest charity events on our calendar. Since 2001, this annual event has raised more than $600,000 for numerous children’s charities. Now in its 18th year, the car show and...
TradeRev Talks Auction AI, Company Growth and More During Auto Remarketing Podcast

TradeRev Talks Auction AI, Company Growth and More During Auto Remarketing Podcast


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This is a guest post by James Tani, executive vice president and co-founder at TradeRev. Like ADESA, TradeRev is part of the KAR Auction Services group of companies. In just five years, TradeRev—a digital platform that facilitates live, dealer-to-dealer vehicle auctions in the United States and Canada—has grown at a rapid pace. To keep up...
World Auto Auctioneering Champions Take Over ADESA Chicago

World Auto Auctioneering Champions Take Over ADESA Chicago


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Auctioneering is an art. Auctioneers all feature their own unique style and rhythm in their craft. They add in filler words, questions and phrases during the auction chant—ranging from simple phrases to quick jokes to observations about the vehicle or auction block—to keep the audience excited and engaged, and to keep their own rapid pace....
Annual Corvettes & Classics Sale Revs Up ADESA Flint

Annual Corvettes & Classics Sale Revs Up ADESA Flint


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Hosted every year since the early 2000s, the annual Corvettes & Classics sale is one of the biggest highlights of the year for ADESA Flint. The auction has a close connection to General Motors and Chevrolet Corvettes, and this special sale has become an important chapter in their shared history. Last week, ADESA Flint celebrated...
Get to Know ADESA Fresno

Get to Know ADESA Fresno


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Located in California’s central valley, ADESA Fresno was founded as Fresno Auto Dealers Exchange in 2012. It was purchased by the Brasher family in 2014, becoming their eighth location. The auction’s first sale as Brasher’s Fresno Auto Auction was in January 2015. In 2016, KAR Auction Services, the parent company of ADESA, acquired the auction...