SOURCE: Asset Auctions

October 21, 2008 15:32 ET

WVDOT Auctions Government Surplus Exclusively Online for the First Time

WARRENDALE, PA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - On October 28, Asset Auctions, a full-service industrial equipment online auctioneer, will auction the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) surplus assets exclusively online for the first time. Asset Auctions LLC will auction off almost 300 WVDOT vehicles and state surplus items at

By holding its auctions online, WVDOT is making it easier for more people who are interested in state surplus to participate in government auctions. View this online auction online at

Bidding in this fall's online equipment auction has already begun at and is open to registered bidders until the auction closes. Registration is free and open to the public.

The biggest item in auction is a 75-ton rough terrain Grove crane. View a video of this crane at

Some other government surplus vehicles being sold in the online auction include: more than 30 pickup trucks, 20 sport utility vehicles, 15 loaders, and 15 dump trucks and utility trucks. The WVDOT auction also contains government surplus equipment including tractor and loader attachments, truck trailers, diesel engines and much more. A video tour of state surplus items in this online auction can be seen at

"This is West Virginia's first DOT online auction," said Sean Allen, President of Asset Auction. "We are excited about this partnership with WVDOT to make the state's property available to anyone online."

This past July, Asset Auctions hosted an onsite state surplus auction at WVDOT's Highways Equipment Division headquarters in Buckhannon, WV. More than 400 people participated in the auction either by attending onsite or bidding online via webcast.

About Asset Auctions:

Based in Warrendale, Pa., Asset Auctions provides customized asset recovery services to corporate and government entities. Asset Auctions helps organizations solve the difficult asset based problems faced during asset transitions. For more information about Asset Auctions, please visit or call 1-800-303-6511.

Contact Information

  • For More Information:
    Michael Frate
    Managing Director - Government, Transportation and Textile Sales
    Call: 562-618-4087