EDMONTON, Alta. – An entire tanker truck fleet is just part of the offering at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ September sale.
The company will run over 6,500 trucks and heavy equipment across the auction block at its Edmonton facility during what it calls it “largest-ever” September sale, which will take place between September 10 and September 12.
Among the assets being auctioned, include the trucks owned by Doug’s Tank Truck Service, a crude oil transport company based in Stettler, Alta. The company is undergoing a complete dispersal.
“We are selling our entire fleet, including tank trucks, water trucks, truck tractors and trailers—it’s all ready for a new owner,” said Mike Law, secretary of Doug’s Tank Truck Service. “Doug’s Tank Truck Service has a long history, operating in Stettler, Alta. for more than 30 years. We purchased the company nine years ago from the original owner and have been transporting crude oil and water for the oil industry. After being in the industry for close to 40 years, my wife and I have decided to focus more on grain farming, which we have also been doing since the 1970s.”
Doug’s Tank Truck Service is just one of more than 825 companies that is offering equipment for unreserved sale. Ritchie expects to offer more than 125 truck tractors, and more than 25 articulated dump trucks along with compactors, excavators, wheel loaders and crawler tractors.
The sale will be filmed and will likely be highlighted in the second season of the reality TV show “Selling Big”, which airs on the Cottage Life channel and showcases Ritchie auctions across the country.
“We originally planned for this auction to be two days, but equipment kept coming and the yard was getting fuller by the day, so we decided to grow it to three days. This is the most equipment we’ve ever sold in our September auction. As always, every single item in the auction will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices. If you’ve never been to an auction before, or only ever seen us on Selling Big, we encourage you to come out and see it in person. It’s going to be fun,” said Jim Rotlisberger, regional sales manager for Ritchie Bros.