Scania’s Used Vehicles sales team has assisted aspiring owner-driver Marcus Da Silva create his own company, Barking-based Da Silva Transport, by sourcing a used vehicle to suit his requirements through Scania Direct, organising a finance agreement through Scania Finance Great Britain Ltd and planning a repair and maintenance package to support his operational needs.
Steve Wilkinson, Used Sales Executive at Scania, comments: “Starting up in business is a daunting task and we look to help by making the entire process as simple and convenient as possible. Scania Direct, gives our customers access to the entire stock of used UK Scania vehicles, is key as it makes finding a vehicle of the correct specification simple. We support Scania Direct by providing a consultation service covering all aspects of vehicle acquisition and ownership, such as finance and maintenance. To assist further, we have produced a start-up guide, available from any Scania dealership, to steer people through the process of becoming a business owner.”
For Marcus, the one-stop service provided by Scania’s Used Sales team was a great boost. “The fact that I could do everything in one place made things a lot simpler,” he says. “There’s so much going on so having all that taken care of means there’s less for me to think and worry about. The Used Sales staff at Scania Purfleet were super friendly and helpful from the first time that I went to look at used trucks last year. You feel like they’re happy to go out of their way to make sure that you’re happy.”
Prior to setting up as an owner-driver, Marcus had been working as an employed driver and has always worked with Scania vehicles. This familiarity and trust with the brand was one of the main reasons he decided to purchase a used R 440 Highline with a full repair and maintenance package.
“Starting my own business was something that I’ve wanted to do for years. I wanted to be my own boss and not have to worry about swapping vehicles when they went in for service. I knew I wanted a vehicle that I knew and enjoyed driving. One thing I like about the Scania is that the cab is spacious and comfortable and everything is easily within reach.
“I also wanted a vehicle with back up that I could trust. My experience has been that as long as it’s maintained properly by the people that know what they’re doing, then you have peace of mind when working with a Scania”, explains Marcus.
To see the full range of used vehicles available, download the all-new Scania Direct Used Vehicle app, available free from the App Store and Google Play. Alternatively, call Scania Direct on 08081 640640 or email email@example.com or visit www.scania-used.co.uk.