Manheim adds more auctions to in-lane bidding pilot


Manheim added six more auctions Monday to its pilot return of in-lane bidding, meaning there are now 43 auctions participating in this pilot, which has been running roughly two months.

Dealers at the pilot locations are able to bid in-lane through Digital Block sales, which include in-lane bidding on site at Manheim auctions with a live auctioneer and simulcast.

Vehicles remain stationary and can be viewed on screens. They do not move through lanes.

The six auctions added to the pilot this week are:

Manheim Riverside
Manheim Southern California
Manheim San Diego
Manheim California
Manheim San Francisco
Manheim Tucson.

In emailed comments, Manheim division vice president Alan Lang said: “As we continue with our reopening plans, we’re hearing positive feedback from dealers about in-lane bidding at our pilot sites. After ongoing safety reviews, we will add six additional sites beginning Aug. 24, bringing the total to 43 locations.

“For all pilot sites, strict safety protocols, including requiring facial coverings, social distancing and a daily review of pandemic data in each market will remain in place,” Lang said. “We continue to be intentional with our decision to expand the program, as health and safety remain at the center of everything we do. Should the data continue to support a safe environment for team members and clients, we anticipate adding more locations.” 

Manheim started the pilot on June 22.

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