Drazen Karalic, Karbel

Title: Owner
Company: K4 Trucking LLC
Location: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Drazen Karalic, Karbel, Owner at K4 Trucking LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in freight transportation.

Mr. Karalic is the owner of K4 Trucking LLC, an independent transportation company established in 2003. Specializing in delivering fresh and frozen food products, K4 Trucking LLC employs nine drivers to handle a fleet of ten trucks serving clients throughout the country. As the owner of the company, Mr. Karalic is responsible for the majority of administrative tasks, including scheduling maintenance, interacting with drivers, clients, and brokers, scheduling, and payroll.

Born in the former Yugoslavia, Mr. Karalic was first exposed to the transportation and shipping industry through his father, a truck driver. He has fond memories of traveling across Europe with his father, and became fascinated with the opportunities that it afforded to see the world and interact with others. After completing some college coursework, Mr. Karalic instead followed his calling to work in freight, obtained a commercial driver’s license at the age of 21, and began driving. 

He is proud to have built his company to his initial goal of owning ten trucks, and enjoys giving his drivers the chance to build their financial futures through the work that they do. Mr. Karalic and K4 Trucking have been featured by the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, and have been involved in numerous community service initiatives, including shipping emergency supplies during natural disasters and sponsoring Paralympic tennis player Haris Eminovic to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Mr. Karalic looks forward to retiring in Mexico in the next several years to travel and enjoy time spent with friends.


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