April 3, 2015
P R E S S R E L E A S E
Velocity Vehicle Group (VVG), the premier group of commercial vehicle dealerships in the Southwest, is pleased to announce that the company has acquired Freightliner, Western Star of Arizona, Ltd. This will extend VVG’s reach from California, Nevada and Hawaii into Arizona providing seamless service for Freightliner, Western Star and the group’s other brands.
With the addition of the 4 Freightliner of Arizona locations in Tolleson, Tucson, Chandler and Flagstaff, VVG becomes one of the largest Freightliner and Western Star dealership groups in the country with 24 locations, over 1,200 employees and $1 billion in annual revenue from commercial vehicle sales, service, parts, maintenance and equipment financing. VVG will now be able to provide it’s unparalleled customer focus throughout Arizona including two-hour Express Assessment, Elite Support Certification and a broad range of commercial vehicles from pickup trucks to buses and heavy trucks along with, parts, maintenance and repair services.
Danny Cuzick, owner and President of Freightliner, Western Star of Arizona, has built a substantial company adding 2 locations and more than tripling the size of the business since he began in 2005. “I am very proud of the organization that we have built here in Arizona, and it is with mixed emotions that I move on to the next chapter in my life. During the last 10 years we have developed a customer-focused team with unparalleled facilities while expanding from Phoenix to cover the whole state of Arizona. I know that our customers and employees will continue on with this growth and success under VVG, and I can’t think of a better fit for our organization in terms of customer focus and the committed and involved leadership of Brad and Conan at VVG.”
From Brad Fauvre, Co-President of VVG, “We are excited to add the Freightliner of Arizona family to ours, and even more excited about the seamless support we can now give our customers throughout the majority of the Southwest. VVG is committed to executing quickly and faithfully on our customers’ commercial vehicle needs and now, with the addition of the Arizona team, we are in a better position than ever to accomplish this.” Adds Conan Barker, Co-President of VVG, “We want to thank Danny for his leadership at Freightliner, Western Star of Arizona and we enthusiastically welcome the Arizona employees and customers into our organization. There will be more growth in the coming years as each organization learns from each-other to make a stronger company.”
The Freightliner and Western Star dealerships in Arizona will continue to operate as Arizona Freightliner and Western Star, now a part of the VVG family of commercial vehicle dealerships. Velocity Vehicle Group operates commercial vehicle dealerships across California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. VVG provides new & used commercial vehicle sales, including the full range from pickup trucks to delivery vans to 18-wheelers and school busses, aftermarket parts and service support, along with a multitude of other vehicle-related services. VVG is an authorized dealer for the Freightliner, Western Star, Autocar, Ford, Mitsubishi Fuso, Thomas Built Buses, Sprinter, Isuzu, Hino Trucks and Freightliner Custom Chassis vehicle brands.
VELOCITY VEHICLE GROUP DIVISIONS INCLUDE:
• Los Angeles Freightliner • South Bay Truck Center • San Diego Freightliner
• Silver State Truck & Trailer • High Desert Truck & Trailer
• TransWest Truck Center • Crossroads Equipment Lease & Finance
• BusWest • SelecTrucks of Los Angeles • Ontario Collision Center
• Performance Truck & Trailer • Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing • Velocity Truck Center of Ventura
and now… Arizona Freightliner and Western Star.
For more information contact:
Office of the President
Velocity Vehicle Group