As the supply of wholesale used vehicles tightens, more remarketers are turning to the Internet to buy and sell used cars. Sourcing cars online offers remarketers a wider range and larger volume of cars to choose from. However, sourcing cars online can present new problems for the buyer and seller. The buyer is usually responsible for shipping his/her purchases back to the retail or final sale location. While some Internet auctions now provide links to transportation providers, auto shipping is not completely integrated with most used car purchases.
Jeff Grandstaff is part of a panel of remarketing professionals who will be speaking to remarketers about how to find the wholesale cars they need even when supply is low. He will address the fact that multimodal transportation options can help buyers keep transportation costs in line when sourcing cars located farther away. Multimodal auto transport (truck + rail) can be used effectively when shipping distances over 500 miles. Rail often provides better economics than truck transport. When remarketers incorporate rail with truck transport to ship used cars longer distances, shipping costs can be 20-30% less than shipping direct by truck.
The other industry executives joining Mr. Grandstaff on the panel include Don Fowler, director Data Scan Services; Jay Cadigan, president-elect of the National Auto Auction Association and regional vice president-operations Manheim; and Alan Stubbs, used vehicle director Sonic Automotive.
About the Conference of Automotive Remarketing
The Conference of Automotive Remarketing provides the auto remarketing industry with a forum to discuss current issues, learn about trends in the used car marketplace, and interface with fellow colleagues, potential customers and suppliers. This year’s conference is being held in conjunction with the International Auto Remarketers Alliance (IARA) and the National Auto Auction Association’
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