Fyda, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Buckeye Western Star and Yard Trucks of Ohio

December 2022

Columbus, OH… Fyda, Inc. has acquired Buckeye Western Star of Columbus and the Kalmar Ottawa business portion of Yard Trucks of Ohio, located in Cincinnati. The deal was inked this morning, Nov. 8, 2022, and is generating excitement between the dealerships. 

“With this strategic purchase, Fyda Freightliner Columbus, Inc. is proud to offer sales, parts, service and body work for Western Star trucks, as well as provide sales, service, parts and rental for the Kalmar Ottawa products,” said Gary Tiffan, general manager of Fyda’s Columbus and Zanesville operations.

Tim Fyda, president of Fyda, Inc. added, “Western Star is the future of the vocational segment for Daimler Truck North America and Ottawa is the leading selling yard truck in the U.S. – we couldn’t be happier to add both lines to our Columbus dealership and the Kalmar Ottawa business to our Cincinnati location.” 

The Buckeye Western Star operations have moved to the newly opened West Jefferson location for Fyda Freightliner Columbus, Inc.  

Fyda Freightliner Cincinnati, Inc. is keeping the current Yard Trucks of Ohio location at 11649 Reading Road in Cincinnati. “We are excited to welcome the Buckeye Western Star and Yard Trucks of Ohio employees into the Fyda family,” Dan Ruhe, general manager for both the Cincinnati and Walton, KY dealerships said. “The synergy and opportunities are exciting to everyone.”

About Fyda Freightliner

Since 1954, Fyda Freightliner has been committed to partnering with customers in the commercial vehicle industry to help them succeed. Today, the company is an award-winning and nationally recognized dealer of Freightliner and Western Star trucks, Isuzu commercial trucks, Ottawa yard trucks and Crane Carrier vocational chassis. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our Unifying Principles, we work hand in hand with our customers to provide the best service possible. The Customer is First at Fyda Freightliner.

Fyda Freightliner operates dealerships in Columbus, Zanesville, Cincinnati and Youngstown, Ohio; Pittsburgh (Canonsburg) and Barkeyville (Harrisville), Pennsylvania; and Walton (Richwood), Kentucky. For more information, visit us online at www.fydafreightliner.com.