GUIDE: Manheim advice for blue light fleets
Manheim have published a new guide setting out procedures for the remarketing of ‘second life’ blue light vehicles.
The procedures, which are designed to minimise the threat of criminal activity, aim to provide confidence to buyers and sellers of medical, fire and rescue vehicles.
Setting tough new standards for the remarketing of blue light vehicles, the Manheim policy confirms no commissioned blue light vehicle can be sold to a member of the public, trade buyer account holders are able to bid and buy commissioned blue light vehicles, and non-account businesses must be pre-approved by Manheim to bid and buy a commissioned blue light vehicle.
James Davis, Head of Commercial Vehicle Remarketing at Manheim, said: “The publication of our new blue light policy sends an important message to the used market, that we are setting new standards in the industry to provide sellers and buyers of emergency vehicles with increased confidence.
“As a responsible, global business, we have an obligation to our customers, and the wider community, to provide excellent customer service and reduce the opportunity for illegal activities.
“From a practical point of view, removing lights, sirens and the reflective Battenberg signage from emergency vehicles is prohibitively expensive for the vendor, often wiping out any residual value left in the asset.
“Our new policy seeks to effectively manage the potential risk whilst maximising the values paid by professional trade buyers and blue light operators alike.”