Truck dealer group Fyda Freightliner has started construction of a full-service Freightliner and Western Star dealership in Zanesville, Ohio, slated to open in April 2016.

Fyda Zanesville will feature an inventory of new and pre-owned heavy- and medium-duty trucks. New Freightliner and Western Star trucks will be available along with a selection of used trucks of all makes and models.

The parts department will carry Freightliner and Western Star OE parts as well as a full line of all-makes truck parts and components. Select trailer parts will also be available.

“Our company is growing and we’re excited to be able to have the opportunity to service some of our current customers closer to their home bases, while expanding our services to future customers over a wider area,” said Gary Tiffan, general manager of Fyda’s Columbus and Zanesville dealerships.

The 46,000-square-foot facility will also house a service department with 24 service bays. It will offer Express Assessment and Rapid Repair services and will be a certified warranty center for Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit, Mercedes, Cummins, Eaton and Meritor.

The facility will also feature a chassis engine dyno for performance diagnostics and a Hunter computerized alignment rack to perform axle alignments and under vehicle inspections.

Full maintenance and repair services will be available for all brands of commercial and large recreational vehicles and will include DPF and DOC maintenance, flywheel machining, glass repair, and radiator repair service among other offerings.

“We are also excited to be able to support the local economy in Zanesville, and our plan is to bring between 40 and 60 new jobs to the area,” said Tiffan.

The facility will be located at 5005 East Pike, which is situated near Interstate 70 exit 160 and Airport Road. Fyda Zanesville is planning to offer extended hours of operation with the service and parts departments to be open six days a week, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Truck salespeople will be available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.