MONTGOMERY, ALA., FEBRUARY 11, 2020 – Four Star Freightliner, Inc., headquartered in Montgomery, Ala., will officially mark its 20th anniversary on February 20, 2020. The company, led by Jerry Kocan, originally started out with two stores in Dothan and Montgomery, Alabama. Over the past twenty years, it has grown from 50 to nearly 250 employees who work at seven location in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
“Feb. 20, 2000 was my first day on the job at what was then Freightliner of Southern Alabama,” Kocan recalls. “My first day was spent in Dothan and it was an eye opening experience. I was switching brands (Volvo to Freightliner), my home base (Atlanta to Dothan) with a set of people I did not know nor share any experiences. But I was not going to let my wife and young daughters down.”
And he did not. Under Kocan’s leadership, Four Star Freightliner has become the Southeast’s leading medium and heavy duty truck dealer, having invested millions of dollars in facilities to provide better access and amenities for its customers. The company’s philanthropic efforts are commendable. Thousands of dollars are donated every year to charitable organizations serving communities where Four Star Freightliner has a location. The trucking industry has also recognized Kocan and its company through numerous awards including Successful Dealer of the Year and a finalist for the American Truck Dealers (ATD) Truck Dealer of Year award.
“I am so very proud to have made it 20 years and to have the team of people that have shaped this company’s past, present and future,” Kocan said. “It will be a tad bit overwhelming for me to celebrate 20 years and I could not have done with and for better people.”
Four Star Freightliner has invested heavily in training, educating and developing its management team and hopes those efforts will produce strong leaders for the next 20 years. Meanwhile, the company also continues to identify, educate, train and develop Four Star Freightliner’s future leaders.
About Four Star Freightliner
Four Star Freightliner prides itself on providing customers with world class truck products from Daimler (Freightliner, Western Star and Fuso) and a full spectrum of services. It maintains one of the most comprehensive networks of dealerships and service centers in the Southeast region. There are 7 locations to support customers’ needs: Montgomery, Ala.; Dothan, Ala.; Valley, Ala.; Tifton, Ga., Valdosta Ga., Albany, Ga. and Midway, Fla. Visit us online at fourstarfreightliner.com.