In our regular look at the Boss’s credentials, we cast our beady eye over the CV of Dan Trebble, Managing Director of Trucksmith and Really Trucks…
NAME: Dan Trebble
COMPANY: Trucksmith and Really Trucks
JOB: Managing Director
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST EVER JOB?
Pot washer at the local pub – I spent most of the money in the bar after work!
HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE BUSINESS?
I went to work at Trucksmith for my Dad and 26 years later I’m still here.
WHAT DOES YOUR JOB ENTAIL?
Maintaining and improving the quality of our operations and staff. Guiding our manufacturing and haulage divisions forward into new markets and services.
HOW WILL YOUR JOB CHANGE OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS?
With growth into Europe and new products on the way, there’s no doubt there is an exciting future ahead. As a business we tend to take our opportunities where we find them so not everything is
WHAT OTHER JOBS HAVE YOU DONE?
I developed my catering career, and in the 90s spent a short time in the grill room of The Savoy where some of the lads made Ramsey look like a pussy cat!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG PEOPLE JOINING THE INDUSTRY?
It gets better after the first 10 years, keep at it!
HOW DO YOU RELAX?
I eat, drink and get merry with my friends and family.
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?
I have spent a lot of time in Italy recently – for work and off the clock. I hope to be spending more time there soon.
Heat 1995 – De Niro versus Pacino, plus great cinematography.
I can’t choose only one type – my taste runs from Wagner through ACDC to Chas and Dave and all points in between!
FIRST CAR AND COST?
Mini 1000, £850.
I’m lucky enough to drive it – a Toyota Hilux double cab 2016 no options manual. We have been buying these since the mid-90s and the business still works the first one we bought. You can’t kill’em with stick.