ShipCarsNow Auto Transport Added as Shipping Option on SmartAuction

Omaha, Neb., March 05, 2013

Auto dealers and wholesalers who purchase vehicles on Ally Financial's SmartAuction online used vehicle auction site have a new option for auto transport: ShipCarsNow.  SmartAuction recently added ShipCarsNow, Inc., as a transportation provider, connecting dealers with a vast auto delivery network directly from the auction site.

ShipCarsNow, a Union Pacific subsidiary, provides reliable and economical auto transport throughout the United States via door-to-door rail and direct truck service. ShipCarsNow is networked with other Class I railroads and more than 7,000 trucks to provide SmartAuction users with unparalleled capability to transport cars safely and securely, supported by 24/7 customer service.

"We're pleased to add ShipCarsNow to the SmartAuction platform and provide our users an additional resource to obtain competitive price quotes for their transportation needs," said Steve Kapusta, vice president of SmartAuction. "As the used vehicle market continues to gain momentum, adding the ShipCarsNow team to SmartAuction provides another value-added service to help dealers find the right vehicles for their marketplace."

"ShipCarsNow's presence on SmartAuction underscores our commitment to making auto transport a seamless option for online buyers and sellers," said Marty Coalson, president of ShipCarsNow. "This provides online buyers and sellers with more options, and makes it easy for dealers to ship inventory across the state or coast-to-coast with a company they trust."

ShipCarsNow provides auto shippers with easy, online access to auto transport through a robust application and mobile platform.

About SmartAuction

Launched in 2000, more than 4.1 million vehicles have been sold through SmartAuction since its incep-tion. More than 16,000 vehicles are listed on the online auction site daily representing more than 57 vehicle makes and 34 recreational vehicle and motorcycle makes in 2012. SmartAuction is a unit of Ally Financial Inc.

About ShipCarsNow

ShipCarsNow is a subsidiary of Union Pacific Railroad.  Formed in 2006, ShipCarsNow was created to provide the used car industry with multi-modal transport and bring customers the two most important things in auto transport – cars and service.  ShipCarsNow's car hauling resources across the United States enable customers to reach more markets, lower auto transport costs and improve profits.  ShipCarsNow customers include auto manufacturers, auto remarketers, auto auctions, auto dealers, upfitters, fleet managers, rental car companies, finance companies and consumers.

For more information, visit or contact ShipCarsNow Toll Free at (866) 207-3360. Follow ShipCarsNow on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contacts: Ally Financial - Tony Sapienza, 248-263-4445,
                              ShipCarsNow - Tom Lange, 402-544-3560,

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