- LAST CORONAVIRUS NOTICE (update 03/20/2020)
- USEFUL LINKS (update 03/23/2020)
- Q&A (update 03/23/2020)

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE 03/20/2020

Dear Drivers!

The HMD Family understands the high uncertainty that is plaguing the minds of many. You have our commitment that during this unprecedented time in our Nation’s history we will remain committed to transparency and decency and increase our communication with each one of you to make information available as soon possible. To this end below are recent updates:

- HMD TRANSPORT, our in-house brokerage is an approved FEMA Carrier.

- The HMD Family is committed to participating in the Nations relief efforts.

- We are working around the clock to remain current regarding any changes that could possibly affect our fleet’s operation.

- As an incentive to all of our drivers, making critical deliveries during this time we are announcing that any direct relief related freight that we did not previously haul will be subject to a bonus of $45/load, subject to managerial approval, while the National Emergency Declaration remains in force or until further notice.

- We clearly understand that you have many other concerns and questions. We are an open-door company and welcome all of your inquiries.

- Beware! There is a lot of information from media outlets and social media that may not be reliable. Please check with our official sources to verify any information before deciding upon its authenticity.

- Many delivery and pick-up locations may have increased on-site checkpoints, precautions, or limit facility access to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we ask that you exhibit patience and compliance.

- It is our goal to be proactive regarding any potential changes that could affect current methods of operation. We will continue to monitor this extremely fluid situation and will adjust as necessary to position our drivers and equipment into areas of need.

- In the event that there is a nationwide lockdown, load shortage, or any emergency need we will provide live information and instructions as the situation dictates.

- We will continue to expand our websites for additional information and updates as they become available, where you may also find useful links and Q&A.

 

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE 03/16/2020

Dear HMD LLC Driving Teammates

The health and safety of our employees is our highest priority. With that said, we want to take a moment to update you about the steps we are taking to address our shared health and safety concerns in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As you know, Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be spread by coughing, sneezing and through close contact with an infected person or object carrying the virus. To help prevent its spread please takes steps of frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizers, avoid close contact to include everyday greetings, and disinfect tools and equipment. We are actively monitoring official guidance from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization and will communicate any findings with our teammates.

Recently the Federal Motor Carrier Administration has issued a 50-state waiver to the Hours of Service Rule for commercial vehicle drivers transporting goods related the COVID-19 outbreak. With the exemption of the COVID-19 HOS suspension, all other HOS Rules and Regulations remain the same. If HMD LLC acquires one of these special commodity loads, we will notify you immediately. HMD LLC will not force any of our driving teammates to driver ill, fatigued or otherwise unable to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely.

Lastly, be advised that our Executive Leadership team meets regularly to discuss business continuity as this challenge of the COVID-19 continues to unfold. It is critically important to us that we continue providing exceptional customer service and on-time delivery during this most challenging time, while taking the necessary precautions to educate and protect our employees, partners, and communities at large.

We here at HMD LLC would like to thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our team.

 

USEFUL LINKS, LAST UPDATED 03/23/2020

 

Q&A, LAST UPDATED 03/23/2020

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