Connamara native Máirtín Óg McDonagh has opened another new chapter in his roadtransport careerin taking on the role of Sales Executive with Renault Trucks Ireland at Shaw Commercials, Castlebar.
The County Mayo based business is the West of Ireland dealer for Renault Trucks, Renault Master vans and recently appointed asagents for Schmitz Cargobull Trailers.
Having started his working life as a driver in the family business, Máirtínprogressed to run his own Haulage/Transport/Excavation business for over 30 years. He then moved on into Transport Consultancy, Driver Training and Education which included Transport Management and Health & Safety roles.
“Over the 40 years in the transport industry, I have had many great experiences and met some amazing people. It’s fair to say now that I have gone full circle in my career,” he explained.
“This journey to date has given me unbelievable insight and tons of experiences within road transport.I have seen many changes, withstricter compliance and new and additional legislation, health and safety measures, drivers’ hours issues and vehicle testing regulations etc.”
“In my new role as a truck Sales Executive, I recognize the massive improvements in the vehicles, with more power, improved suspensions and drivelines, and being safer and more eco-friendly.”
“I have also noticed a substantial shift in the sector with big emphasis on fuel economy, repair and maintenance contracts, engine and driveline warranty, favourable finance interest rates and accountability.”
“At Shaw Commercials the Renault Trucks’ team are consistently providing superior service, maintenance solutions and vehicle testing for all existing and new customers, in a state-of-the-art garage and workshop facility.Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness & Vehicle Testing (CRVT) is now available here at Shaws for all ADR vehicles. Also offered is next day delivery for all genuine Renault parts and Schmitz Cargo Bull Trailer parts spares and components.”
“I am excited and grateful for this opportunity and looking forward to my role building relationships with the new and existing clients and working with my colleagues at Shaw Commercials and withRenault Trucks.