Powerband announced its auction division, DrivrzXchange, has reached an agreement with North American automotive logistics and services company, ACERTUS, to facilitate the pickup and delivery of all cars bought and sold on DrivrzXchange.
Under the agreement, ACERTUS will pick up vehicles acquired or sold on
DrivrzXchange, the virtual auction solution of DRIVRZ and deliver them
directly to the purchasers’ destination, anywhere within the United States.
The same service will also be available to automotive dealers who use
DrivrzXchange, a key component of PowerBand’s DRIVRZ suite of solutions.
“ACERTUS is excited to partner with the PowerBand team,” said Trent Broberg,
ACERTUS chief executive officer. “We not only share the same vision of
simplifying and streamlining automotive logistics through powerful technology
solutions but have a strong desire to help move inventory faster particularly
at a time when buyers and sellers need it the most.”
Broberg added, “This collaboration builds upon several other recent efforts in
our digital transformation journey to enable more automotive sellers with the
ability to offer a seamless home delivery experience, which is timely given
shifts in customer needs and expectations during this unprecedented time.
ACERTUS logistics as a service platform has a unique ability to deliver and
help redefine the automotive retail experience.”
DrivrzXchange is an easy to use, transparent and safe platform created to
assist consumers with selling or buying a vehicle, either by short duration
auction or 14-day listing with a Buy it Now price. DrivrzXchange is currently
being piloted in Northwest Arkansas. It will be strategically rolled out
across the United States in the months ahead.
“This is another important addition to DrivrzXchange, this partnership let’s
DrivrzXchange expand across the U.S. with facilitating locations in all 50
states,” said Darrin Swenson, chief operating officer of PowerBand and D2D
Auto Auction LLC, which is co-owned by PowerBand and Arkansas-based
financier Bryan Hunt, director of J.B Hunt Transport, in a fifty-fifty
Through this strategic partnership, ACERTUS will serve as a fast, reliable
transport solutions provider connecting DrivrzXchange users to a network of
pre-approved, carefully vetted carriers representing 20,000 trucks and more
than 1,000 drive-away drivers across North America. ACERTUS offers a full
suite of automotive logistics services, including vehicle transport, title and
registration, vehicle storage, care and maintenance, compliance and has nearly
25 years of vehicle home delivery experience. Pick-up and delivery services
are expected to begin July 15^th.
Jon Lamb, president of PowerBand’s U.S. operation and CEO of Drivrz Financial
said, “The ACERTUS motto is ‘relentless drive to deliver’, which fits right
into the DRIVRZ™ philosophy of putting the online customer and automotive
dealer first. We will make transactions easier with seamless delivery and
pickup of cars and trucks with Acertus.”
Added PowerBand CEO Kelly Jennings, “We see first mile pickup and last mile
delivery as a vital component of the DRIVRZ suite of services. With ACERTUS on
our side, this will include seamless pickup and delivery of any vehicle for
consumers or automotive dealers who use DrivrzXchange, or any of our DRIVRZ