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Auto Trader is to manage all vehicle collections and deliveries on its new Vehicle Moves platform through Ebbon-Dacs’ moDel software.

Around 300 logistics companies that currently access vehicle movements through the Auto Trader Vehicle Moves platform will automatically use moDel to record all vehicle deliveries and collections.

Auto Trader Vehicle Moves handles around 10,000 vehicle movements per month on behalf of retail dealer groups wanting to move vehicles between different locations, as well as direct to end-user customers. Around 20% of the current volume is fleet, primarily with major leasing companies.

The moDel platform is widely used to manage vehicle movements and last year saw a 21% increase in demand, enabling 343,711 vehicle deliveries and collections.

The Auto Trader Vehicle Moves platform is an online marketplace for retail dealers on which to place their logistics requirements, for both B2B and B2C customers.

It is based on a reverse auction model, where jobs are bid on by a network of more than 300 specialist suppliers, operating a fleet of 600 vehicle transporters.

Auto Trader’s business development director Ed Hummel (pictured) said: “moDel provides the most accurate picture of the vehicle collection and delivery process, removing ambiguity over vehicle condition and providing customers and suppliers alike with a clear electronic record of the vehicle movement.”

Ebbon-Dacs is based near Oxford, UK and has operations in Germany and the Netherlands providing business process automation solutions to a range of automotive businesses.

Michael Terry, head of commercial at Ebbon-Dacs, said: “We see this partnership as an opportunity to increase our presence in the retail space and to facilitate increasing numbers of deliveries for automotive retailers.

“With moDel, we continue to invest heavily in the ongoing development of the solution with exciting new functionality and features. Users will see an acceleration in new releases in the coming 12 months, with virtually one new release per month to remain at the cutting edge of technological development.”