About Us

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    Northern Truck Bodies is a division of Vic Young Nissan, a successful and long established company owned and run by Mr Vic Young.

    The whole company is conveniently located on a busy roundabout on the main dual carriageway into South Shields, just a few miles from the A19 and A1M. This helps to attract business from non-local areas as well as local.

    The owner, Vic Young, has been in business as a Nissan dealer for over 35 years. He has a history that includes 12 years as a lecturer in vehicle design and engineering, and vast experience of running a commercial vehicle bodybuilding business. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry, a Member of the Institute of Directors and an Associate Member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers.

    The bodybuilding division, Northern Truck Bodies is currently one of only a few Nissan Commercial Approved body builders in the UK. Over the years the company has developed conversions for various specialist vehicles, including those for full Motability Approval. The organisation also has a Contract Hire division with over 700 vehicles under contract.

    Northern Truck Bodies consists of eleven staff and 3,500 sq.ft. with room to expand. We have gained a reputation in the industry for solving operating and design problems using the latest techniques and technologies available.

    Innovation does not end in the bodybuilding division, as the car dealership, situated adjacent to the car body repair centre, also has a bespoke, forward thinking selling system.

    Vic Young has confirmed his continued commitment to the industry by becoming a 'multi-type' VBRA member, which brings the bodybuilding division under the VBRA standards programme.

    Vic and the company are also accredited with WAVCA, VCA and STATUS. This again, shows the ongoing commitment to professionalism by Vic Young and the staff at Northern Truck Bodies.

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    Meet the staff


    Dariusz Slebzak
    Conversions Manager
    0191 454 5374
    email: darius@vicyoung.co.uk


    Darren Brewis
    Conversions Supervisor
    0191 454 5374
    email: g.ainsley@vicyoung.co.uk


    Gwen Ainsley
    Conversion Administrator
    0191 454 5374
    email: g.ainsley@vicyoung.co.uk

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