Black Book tallies full-year depreciation level

AuSM Staff

Black Book determined full-year vehicle depreciation for 2017 didn’t quite reach the level editors saw for the previous year. According to Black Book data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2012 through 2016 depreciated in value by 2.9 percent during the close month of 2017. Editors indicated... Read More

Podcast: ADESA COO Paul Lips

AuSM Staff

At Used Car Week in November, Joe sat down with ADESA chief operating officer Paul Lips for a chat about his time as National Auto Auction Association president, mobile phone usage in the auction industry, auction safety, volume spikes for 2018, Notre Dame football and more. Check out their conversation from La Quinta,... Read More

AuSM Staff

At Used Car Week this past fall, Joe Overby sat down with Joe Miller and Venkat Krishnamoorthy of AutoIMS to talk about the company's “Simplifying Auction Charges” whitepaper released this fall.  Plus, Miller and Krishnamoorthy discuss the next steps in auto industry... Read More

Subcompact crossover values tumble

AuSM Staff

For dealers who are finding used subcompact crossovers in demand at their stores, the latest analysis from Black Book showed they didn’t have to dip quite as much into their floor-plan funds last week to acquire these units. This week’s Black Book Market Insights report showed subcompact crossovers... Read More

AuSM Staff

Kelley Blue Book announced Tuesday that the Toyota and Porsche brands are the 2018 model-year brand winners of the annual Best Resale Value Awards. Its Porsche's second consecutive luxury brand Best Resale Value award, and Toyota takes it’s third-ever win, following recognition for top brand in 2014... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Hundreds of independently owned, non-chain auto auctions dot the U.S. landscape, each a unique business unto itself. As is the case in many industries, an individually owned auto auction often faces a different set of challenges than, say, a corporately owned business or chain of businesses. Keeping up with... Read More

AuSM Staff

Cox Automotive announced Tuesday that it has promoted Zach Hallowell to vice president of Manheim Digital Marketplace and RMS Automotive, and expanded the role of Derek Hansen as vice president of offsite solutions. Hallowell has extensive experience in the global wholesale automotive industry, which includes over 15... Read More

AuSM Staff

Copart announced in that it has purchased San Antonio’s former Safe Tire Disposal Corp. facility at 11150 Applewhite Road with plans to clear the 36-acre property of over one million abandoned tires. It was found that the site housed over one million tires following a 2014 state investigation by the Texas... Read More

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