ATLANTA – In a time when more dealers are buying wholesale inventory digitally, Ready Logistics is making it easier for them to move vehicles from point A to point B. The full-service transportation provider has released two enhancements for clients: a Transportation Status Tracker on Manheim.com that will help dealers keep tabs on their vehicles and a “Carrier Connect” portal that makes it easier for transporters to get the information they need to make successful deliveries. Ready Logistics is a full-service solution that enables dealers to order transport online or by phone, with a Ready Logistics expert handling the rest.
As dealers turn to technology to solve the challenges of conducting business in this time, we’re using technology to help solve transport challenges on both sides of the transaction.
“Our goals have always been to help clients simplify their logistics and open up new avenues for them to source inventory,” said Joe Kichler, vice president of Manheim Logistics. “As dealers turn to technology to solve the challenges of conducting business in this time, we’re using technology to help solve transport challenges on both sides of the transaction. Now transporters can more effortlessly deliver vehicles, and dealers can more quickly get the information they need to keep their businesses moving forward.”
More details on the enhancements follow:
Transportation Status Tracker
Manheim dealers ordering outbound transportation from Ready Logistics for vehicles purchased in-lane or digitally will now be able to get the most-up-to-date status on their vehicle shipment in Manheim.com’s post-sale management portal. With this enhancement, dealers could save considerable time and be able to more easily plan for a vehicle’s arrival. Dealers will see the following status updates:
- Ordered – Pickup and drop-off location
- In Progress – Estimated pickup
- In Transit – Picked up and estimated delivery
- Delivered – Delivered on date
Dealers can view the transportation status for multiple vehicles on the summary page—or see individual vehicle transportation status on the vehicle detail page (VDP). This integration into the Manheim.com post-sale management portal allows dealers to get a quote, request/place an order and check transportation status—all in one place.
Carrier Connect Website
For transporters, Ready Logistics has launched a “Carrier Connect” portal–exclusive to the approximately 6,500 approved transporters in the company’s network. This portal will make it easier for them to connect with Ready Logistics representatives via a live chat, giving them the accessibility and support they need throughout the transport lifecycle. Additionally, the portal will be used to spotlight the “Carrier of the Month,” conduct live polling to generate real-time client feedback, and serve as a single source for relevant industry news, FAQ’s, training and updates critical to transporters’ success.
For more information about Ready Logistics and these new enhancements, visit ReadyLogistics.com.
Originally posted on F&I and Showroom