Vacancy: Parts Manager (Cumbria), Solway DAF

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Employer: Solway DAF
Job title: Parts Manager
Location: Carlisle

We are looking to appoint a Parts Manager to join our senior management team and to take overall responsibility for the parts departments at our 4 commercial vehicle dealerships in Cumbria and South West Scotland. You will report direct to the Managing Director.

DAF Trucks is the market leading vehicle manufacturer in the UK and our dealerships offer the full range of sales, service and parts for the DAF franchise.  We also have a substantial truck hire operation and offer TRP all makes truck and trailer parts sales.

Our business is an independent company that has operated the DAF franchise in Carlisle and South West Scotland for nearly 40 years and the business has grown successfully with depots at Carlisle, Penrith, Workington and Dumfries.  The Company has 75 employees and a £24 million turnover.

The position is based at our Carlisle HQ and will involve promotion of the sales and overall management of our DAF and all-makes, TRP, programmes. We are seeking a person with extensive experience of the commercial vehicle parts business to drive our business forward.  You will also form part of the management team contributing to the continuing growth and success of the dealership.

A competitive salary, company pension scheme and company car is offered.

Applications in writing, telephone or email to:

Peter Fullelove, Managing Director 
Solway DAF, Kingstown Broadway, Kingstown Industrial Estate, Carlisle, CA3 0HD
Tel No: 01228 539394
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2008 Mercedes-Benz Atego 4x2 - Used Truck of The Day

Mercedes-Benz Atego Dropside

Today’s used truck is this 08-plate Mercedes-Benz Atego 815 4x2 with a Leeward dropside body from Williams Wrexham. Even though this unit has completed 401,734kms, the Atego is in good condition both inside and out.

On the market for £4,950, it’s fitted with a day cab and uses an automatic transmission paired to a 152bhp engine. Air brakes are included as well as electric windows, power steering and a tachograph.

The company is happy to organise delivery, shipping, servicing and an MoT if required to do so. It also welcomes export sales for an excess charge which varies depending on when and where the delivery will take place.