About HMD Trucking

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HMD Trucking is a rapidly growing transportation company dedicated to its mission of empowering its clients’ businesses through reliable, efficient, and cost-effective trucking services. We are committed to ensuring safe and timely delivery of your goods, understanding that our daily performance directly impacts your long-term success.

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HMD Trucking is at the core of a thriving ecosystem of HMD brands and services that complement each other in a way that yields maximum value for shippers, carriers, partners, employees, and local communities. This is achieved through strict adherence to continuous improvement practices and keeping our fingers on the pulse of the trucking industry to always deliver above and beyond expectations. 

Our history

The history of HMD Trucking began in 1998, when Henry and Daiva Malukas started a company for freight hauling in the Chicago metro area. Even then, Henry and Daiva were thinking strategically and were always on the lookout for new opportunities in the freight transportation market that would benefit the company’s expanding pool of clients and partners. Their vision led to the growth and diversification of the trucking division and the creation of other businesses under the overarching HMD Enterprises brand.

Decades later, the company evolved into a leading provider of top-quality freight transportation services operating across local, national, and international markets. In addition to the core freight hauling business, HMD Trucking also provides freight invoice factoring and freight brokerage services through its HMD Financial and HMD Transport subsidiaries, respectively. Today, the company is an end-to-end supplier of premium services for shippers and carriers alike

With nearly 800 employees on the payroll and 500+ modern semi trucks in its fleet, HMD's transportation services are now one of the leading transportation service providers in the nation, delivering all types of freight to every corner of the contiguous United States, and leveraging its diverse partner network to meet even the most challenging transportation demands. With quality and cargo safety at the top of our list of priorities, our partners entrust their most valuable shipments to us without hesitation.

HMD brand in numbers

Here are some key statistics defining HMD Trucking and its growing business today

Number of clients

1200+
Number of clients

Number of drivers

500
Number of drivers

Driver hires growth last year

+14%
Driver hires growth last year

Number of trucks

500+
Number of trucks

Number of dispatchers

50+
Number of dispatchers

Our leadership team

HMD Trucking would not be possible without our drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, managers, financial experts, back office workers and, of course, our stellar leadership team. 

Henry Malukas

Henry Malukas

Founder, President & CEO

Daiva Malukas

Daiva Malukas

Founder & Vice President

Alik Pliner

Alik Pliner

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Mahler

Michael Mahler

Chief Operating Officer - HMD Trucking, Benefit Trucking, HMD LLC

Rita Pilionyte

Rita Pilionyte

VP of Global Operations - HMD Trucking, Benefit Trucking, HMD LLC

PJ Zarskus

PJ Zarskus

General Manager - HMD Transport

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Care for the environment

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As a transportation brand, we realize the magnitude of the effect that our business operations have on the environment and take every possible step to limit that impact. To reduce our output, we operate a fleet of well-maintained, latest-generation trucks compliant with modern environmental standards and regulations for heavy-duty vehicles. Additionally, we strive to optimize delivery routes to minimize our carbon footprint.

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To further raise the efficiency of our environmental policies, we use 30+ CNG-powered trucks for local deliveries, and will keep growing the more environmentally friendly part of our semi truck fleet when our first batch of electric trucks arrive in 2024. The company is committed to adopting new trucking technologies that can potentially reduce emissions for each individual vehicle and across the entire company in general.

HMD family
of brands

As of 2024, HMD Trucking is part of HMD Enterprises, a large group of companies that play an important role in representing the HMD brand and serving the diverse needs of its partners.

HMD Trucking

A fast-growing trucking company that provides streamlined transportation solutions for various types of cargo and freight hauling needs. With a vast fleet of modern trucks and trailers, HMD Trucking is a one-stop shop for local, regional, or OTR hauls across the contiguous United States.

HMD LLC

Established in 2018, HMD LLC focuses exclusively on flatbed trucking services. Over time, it has evolved into one of the best-performing members of the HMD family, winning our clients’ hearts and minds with top-notch cargo handling and the consistently high speed of the most complex and urgent deliveries. 

HMD TRANSPORT

A team of professional freight brokers dedicated to facilitating the pickup and delivery of any freight to any location within the contiguous United States. Our expertise ensures reliable and efficient transportation services.

BENEFIT TRUCKING

A dedicated freight hauling division that specializes in Hazmat/Doubles and Dry Van deliveries in Chicago, the entire Midwest, and other US states. Thanks to an impressive team of seasoned commercial drivers with all relevant endorsements and training, you can be 100% sure that your sensitive cargo will be delivered to its destination without a hitch and exactly when you need it there.

HMD FINANCIAL

This HMD company specializes in providing convenient online freight factoring services to address the financial needs of smaller transportation businesses.

LEAF EXECUTION

The pioneering data-driven 3PL company within the HMD Enterprises family. Leaf Execution specializes in providing cutting-edge FTL/LTL trucking services, leveraging state-of-the-art technology for efficient and sustainable logistics solutions. Their approach combines environmental consciousness with innovative logistics strategies, setting new industry standards for green transportation.

HMD MOTORSPORTS

An HMD-owned race team competing in the INDY NXT by Firestone series for the past three years. Structured as a development team, HMD Motorsports has helped advance five young drivers to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES - the pinnacle of North American open-wheel racing.

HMD BAR AND GRILL RESTAURANT

As part of our comprehensive range of services, we proudly offer delectable food options in a neighborhood setting, particularly catering to truck drivers. With a commitment to excellence, our restaurant has been serving American and pan-European cuisine since 2022, ensuring a delightful dining experience for all.

Industry recognition

Our business achievements, reputation in the freight transportation community, and quality of services have been duly appreciated not just by our clients, but also by reputable trucking authorities, industry associations, and mass media.

Check out some of the most recent awards and titles that we received.

2022
2022

NFI Carrier of the year

2022
2022

RXO Carrier of the year

2022
2022

Best of Chicago Ridge

2021
2021

Best of Chicago Ridge

2020
2020

FedEx Superior performance

2016
2016

FedEx Superior performance

PASSION FOR THE ROAD

Our infatuation with driving and speed led to the creation of HMD Motorsports in 2019. Ever since then, it has played a key role in advancing up-and-coming race car drivers to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES - the top level of North American open-wheel racing. As a development program, HMD Motorsports provides drivers with everything they need to excel, including a high-caliber team of engineers and mechanics, racecraft development, physical and mental fitness training from PitFit, and sponsorship procurement.

In a few short years of competition our drivers have excelled on track, earning countless wins and podium finishes in USF200, USF Pro 2000, and INDY NXT™ by Firestone. Over the past three seasons of INDY NXT™ by Firestone competition, HMD Motorsports has earned one Team Championship, back-to-back Driver Championships, and graduated five drivers to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

With plans of continued growth and success, HMD Motorsports will field ten drivers for the 2024 INDY NXT™ by Firestone season.

HMD Motorsports

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