ATLANTA – Manheim’s Specialty and Heavy Truck and Equipment sales created first-ever tips for dealers considering expanding their inventories beyond automobiles. The company also published May auction schedules to make it easier for dealers to locate upcoming sales.

“Specialty and Heavy Truck and Equipment sales are growing in popularity with dealers,” said Karen Braddy, general manager of Specialty and Heavy Truck and Equipment sales for Manheim. “Our goal is to continue to educate dealers on ways to take advantage of these sales and make it easier for them to locate sale locations.”

Tips for dealers who are considering buying units for the first time:

Call ahead. Auctions often have designated staff to help first-time buyers or sellers register for the sale and understand how the auction works. Dealers can also call Manheim at (877) 704-4636 or e-mail or for more information about buying at auction.

Review inventory before auction arrival. Deciding which boats, RVs or trucks to look at before sale day can save time. Dealers can hand-pick what they want to see before they arrive, research prices and make educated buying decisions.

Find out about services. Some auctions offer specialized staffing and services to registered dealers. These services include inspections, reconditioning and mechanical repairs that are designed to get vehicles ready for sale quickly.

Know the benefits. Specialty and Heavy Truck and Equipment auction staff help dealers understand pricing, the benefits of guaranteed titles and funds, and how they can improve their bottom lines. For sellers, having the right buyers bidding together keeps wholesale prices competitive.

Use online tools. Using online resources like PowerSearch, Simulcast and lets dealers do their homework before the sale and prepares them to buy and sell with confidence.

Below is the Specialty and Heavy Truck and Equipment sales schedule for May. Call Manheim at (877) 704-4636 or e-mail or for more information about inventory available at each sale.

Manheim Heavy Truck and Equipment

Manheim Toronto – May 12, May 26

Manheim Harrisonburg – May 13

Manheim Southern California –May 14

Manheim Minneapolis – May 13

Manheim Tucson – May 19

Manheim Ft. Worth – May 15

Manheim Ft. Wayne – May 20

Manheim Ohio – May 26

Manheim Lakeland – May 27

Manheim Milwaukee – May 27

Manheim Specialty

Manheim Daytona – May 12, May 20

Manheim Lakeland – May 13,May 20

Manheim Milwaukee – May 13

Manheim DRIVE – May 18

Manheim New York – May 19

Manheim Kansas City – May 20

Manheim Missouri – May 21

Manheim Southern California – May 21, May 28

Manheim Ft. Worth – May 22

Manheim Minneapolis – May 27

Manheim Nashville – May 27

Manheim Tucson – May 27

Manheim Pensacola – May 28