New President for Velocity Vehicle Group

Velocity Vehicle Group (VVG) has appointed a new president for Velocity Truck Centres Unit, Richard Higgins.

Higgins has been promoted from within VVG and will now be at the helm of managing Australia’s 17 Velocity Truck operations as well as overseeing its overall strategy, and ensuring its strong performance for their clients.

Since first joining VVG in 2021, Higgins has served as the Executive Vice President. During that time, Higgins has driven a number of key improvements, including completing the integration of the acquisition from Eagers Automotive, bringing consistent policies and processes across the business.

Higgins has also implemented a new management system, completing additional acquisitions in Huntingwood NSW and Broome WA, and building a management team to continue to raise the level of service provided by Velocity Truck Centres (VTC) for the future.

Co-Presidents of VVG, Brad Fauvre and Conan Barker said: “Richard has done a terrific job in leading a very complicated change process while servicing our customers based on our mission of speed, value and trust.

“We are encouraged at the prospect of continuing to realise more improvements within our Australia operations under his leadership. We have a long way to go to sell more vehicles and raise our level of customer service and we are confident that we are on the right track to get there.”

VTC’s Australian network sells and services commercial vehicles and exclusively represents Daimler Trucks brands Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso, as well as Mercedes Benz vans.

VVG also operates 65 commercial vehicle dealership locations in the US across California, Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Hawaii.

VVG provides new and used commercial vehicle sales, including the full spectrum from pickup trucks to delivery vans to 18-wheelers and school buses, as well as aftermarket parts and service support, along with a multitude of other vehicle-related services.

VVG also offers equipment financing through its Crossroads Equipment Lease and Finance subsidiary, as well as small business and SBA loans through Velocity SBA and truck rental and leasing through Velocity Truck Rental and Leasing.

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