HMD Trucking: Offering Premium Transportation and Trucking Solutions

Michael Mahler, COO, HMD TruckingMichael Mahler, COO
HMD Trucking has become a household name in Chicago’s trucking industry. It is widely recognized for its high-quality trucks and trailers, with a fleet of over 500 power units that are less than three years old. HMD offers asset-based trucking and transportation, logistics, and brokerage services along with flatbed, dry van, and dedicated transportation services aligned to clients’ needs.

A driving factor of HMD’s success is its seamless culture balance between the eastern European and American ways of reimagining transportation. Its open-door culture goes across its organizational hierarchy and down to its touchpoints with external customers. This gives HMD the flexibility and outside-the-box thinking to navigate all current industry challenges and plan creatively for the future. It has also driven HMD to establish high-level performance and long-lasting relationships with its customers and vendors.

“Our culture and practices, initiated by ownership, have trickled down to the current leadership team allowing us to build trust and reliability among all team members. We act as a one-stop shop for all their needs, making us a second home to many of our drivers as they are always valued as an employee, creating a close-knit community,” states Michael Mahler, COO, HMD Trucking.

Operating in the transportation industry for more than two decades, the team at HMD has observed many daunting challenges. Most of them pertain to high fuel prices, rising insurance and labor costs, significantly increased equipment prices, market fluctuations, and inherent driver shortage.

HMD has successfully maneuvered through these issues to get discounted fuel prices for drivers and obtain premium equipment at favorable prices.
Its strong operations and drivers’ relations teams provide drivers with a consistent flow of work while attending to their personal needs. HMD also offers a competitive benefits package that helps retain drivers for longer periods. Its lean cost structures across all departments result in better than industry average financial performance that translates to lower equipment financing and insurance costs. Even in volatile market scenarios, it has excelled and outperformed many competitors due to its robust operations team and expanding client base.

HMD Trucking has garnered immense recognition among clients and is a partner of choice in fulfilling all their transportation needs. They pride themselves on the longstanding customer relationships they have developed over the years. HMD Trucking has maintained constant contact with some of its major clients who have been partnering with them for over a decade. They also receive exceptionally high ratings from clients, which is almost always 90 percent or more.
  • Our culture and practices, initiated by ownership, have trickled down to the current leadership team allowing us to build trust and reliability among all team members. We act as a one-stop shop for all their needs, making us a second home to many of our drivers as they are always valued as an employee, creating a close-knit community


HMD’s growing popularity is proven through its many successful client engagements. In one instance, a customer shipping out of a local 3PL shipping facility could not load trucks as scheduled, causing ongoing detention issues. They did not possess a spotting tractor to move trailers easily in and out of their doors. HMD examined their pain points and offered a trailer spotting solution with its local fleet within acceptable timeframes. This allowed the flexibility required by the shipper and created a long-lasting relationship.

HMD is also renowned for creating a friendly, family-type work environment where every driver is treated fairly and positioned to succeed.

“We want to put our team members in an environment where they feel like they matter. They are compensated fairly, have competitive benefits, and can walk down the hall and shake the owners’ hands at any time,” states Mahler.

It’s a no-brainer that HMD has gained phenomenal growth and garnered huge successes in securing good margin opportunities in over-the-road and contract hauling. A major driving force behind this success is its diverse leadership team and their emphasis on giving clients the support, freedom, and backing to make the right decisions and have better financial outcomes. A result-driven and experienced team, HMD resolves issues faster, responds better, and ultimately drives customer satisfaction.
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Company
HMD Trucking

Headquarters
Chicago Ridge, IL

Management
Michael Mahler, COO

Description
As a transportation company, HMD Trucking offers asset-based trucking and transportation solutions. It provides logistics and brokerage services and deliver flatbed, dry van, and dedicated transportation options to clients. HMD is one of the fastest- growing trucking companies in Chicago, with 500+ trucks in its yard.

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