TRT appoints new mechanical service manager

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineDecember 8, 2023

 TRT has announced the appointment of Darryl Stevenson to the position of mechanical service manager

With more than 30 years of experience, Stevenson brings extensive networks, skilful experience, and immense capabilities right across the industry.

Stevenson began his career in the heavy automotive industry in Matamata as a diesel mechanic apprentice at J Swap Contractors, before moving into a leadership role at Gough, Gough, and Hamer’s Caterpillar workshop. Following this, Stevenson gained significant mechanical experience in the Australian mining sector, later moving to London, gaining experience in the UK and Europe. In 2002, upon returning to New Zealand, he made the decision to establish his own mechanical business, which successfully operated until 2019 in Te Kowhai, Hamilton.

In his new role at TRT, Stevenson will be leading responsibility for the front-line focus on mechanical service in Hamilton, including building the company’s reputation as the official service agents for Mercedes Benz, Freightliner, and Iveco.

“I’ve had a longstanding relationship with TRT for years. Throughout my business ownership, their parts support was invaluable, and I have always got on extremely well with the people beforehand, so I was excited to accept this new position,” Stevenson said.

TRT’s general manager of Sales, Gavin Halley, added, “It’s important we have the right person in this role to deliver our ongoing commitment and promise to our customers.

“Darryl is highly respected in the industry and already well-adapted to the ins and outs of our business.

“We’re dedicated to upholding the company’s mission of enhancing our capacity to exceed customer expectations. When customers choose TRT to support their business, whether it’s for truck repairs, servicing, maintenance, or parts support, we want them to feel confident with the team they are placing their trust in,” he said.

“Having the right person with the technical skills and knowledge to lead that team will provide that trust. I found in Darryl someone who could assist us in delivering comprehensive, expert, end to end solutions to our valued customers.”