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The Founder of the Company

Jaroslav Matuška (* 2.11.1971 – † 4.9.2004)

The founder of the firm and the first Chairman of the GENERAL TRUCKING, a.s.

Directors, Jaroslav Matuška was born on November 11, 1971 in the village of Prestavlky in the county of Žiar nad Hronom.

His carreer started as that of an electrotechnician in Pohronské strojárne, a.s. in Žiar nad Hronom. After 1990 he started to study English language and used his knowledge as an interpreter in the firm Slovalco, a.s. in Žiar nad Hronom in 1993, where, along with his work, he started to elaborate his plans concerning establishing of a firm to cover international goods and persons transport.

His perseverance and clinging to his idea made him reach his goal on June 26, 1995 as he became the owner of the transport and shipment firm Jaroslav Matuška - In Time. He started to perform international goods transport and shipment with a Ford Tranzit van and during the fist two years he crossed all Europe, from Scandinavia to the Pyrenees.

Later, with growing satisfaction of the clients, the vehicle fleet grew and the firm, too, grew eagerly. In 1997-1998 the fleet had new Mercedes Sprinter and Mercedes Atego vans with loading capacity of 3.5 t and that of 7.5 t respectively as well as the first big Mercedes Actros/Schmitz trailer set.

In June 1999, Jaroslav Matuška and his wife, Mrs. Lenka Matúšková, established the new joint-venture named GENERAL TRUCKING, which embodied his years long effort to create a strong and independent transport firm to secure international transport on the roads of the European Union countries.

The growth of the company made necessary to move from the leased area in Hliník nad Hronom necessary which gradually resulted in the new company site construction in Žiar nad Hronom -

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To document the quality of the work system and continuous raising up quality of the services offered to our clients, he decided the quality management system according to the STN ISO 9001:2000 to be introduced in the company.

The goals have been reached but the fate prevented him from being pleased with the succes. His young life ended in the accident on September 4, 2004.