In Beočin, situated just outside Serbia’s second largest city Novi Sad, trucks that run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) are a common sight.
Zoran Rajak is the owner of Darzal Komerc doo Beočin, a company with a fleet of 65 trucks, whereof 30 are run on CNG. They can all be seen on the winding roads, where they start off near the river Donau and make their way over the border to Croatia with loads of cement and concrete.
Rajak started the transition to CNG a couple of years ago. In the future, he wants his whole fleet to be CNG. He has his own filling station and another one is on the way. This will make it possible to fill two trucks in ten minutes. “I’ve chosen to invest in CNG for both environmental and economic reasons,” he says.
Growing over the years
Starting off with two trucks nearly 20 years ago, Rajak and his wife Dusica, have devoted their lives to run a flourishing business. And the many hours of hard work has surely payed off, as they today are able to develop their company but still run it like all employees are family: “We know all the drivers. If they are happy, they do a good job. We look after them.” The working day starts early, but all drivers come back home every night. Something that makes Rajak a sought after employer.