WALTON, Ky. (Aug. 15, 2017) — Fyda Freightliner Western Star of Northern Kentucky opened its newest full-service Freightliner and Western Star truck dealership with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 14. The event was attended by a crowd that included local, regional and state officials, NKY Chamber of Commerce members, Fyda family members, and Fyda Northern Kentucky employees.
Tim Fyda, president and CEO, addressed the crowd with a history of the company and thanked a wide range of local, regional, and state officials along with the company’s long-time contractor, Fyda Northern Kentucky management and staff, as well as Daimler-owned Freightliner and Western Star.
“Without the support, hard work, and dedication of this fine group of individuals, our new dealership could not have opened its doors in Walton, Kentucky,” Fyda said.
Fyda Freightliner originally opened for business in 1954 in Youngstown, Ohio as The Fyda White Truck Company, founded by Tim’s father Walter F. Fyda. Through the years, the company expanded and was later renamed Fyda Freightliner. Walter R. Fyda, Tim’s brother, managed the company from 1977 to 1998, after which Tim assumed the role of President and CEO. To learn about the full history of the company, visit http://www.fydafreightliner.com/learn-more-about-us–history.
State Sen. John Schickel welcomed Fyda Northern Kentucky saying, “We are excited to welcome not just another business, but a strong family-owned company, to Boone County and are happy to hear that your bays have been full since you opened. That’s a great problem to have.”
A grand opening customer open house event is planned for September 8, followed by a week-long celebration to also recognize National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
Fyda Freightliner Western Star of Northern Kentucky Officially Opens for Business
Fyda Freightliner Western Star of Northern Kentucky opened for business on Monday, July 31 in Walton, Ky. at 11095 Dixie Highway, situated on I-71/I-75 at Richwood exit 175. Fyda Northern Kentucky offers extended hours of operation six days a week. The parts and service departments open are open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Truck salespeople are available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.