Heartland Express

Leadership. Strength. Performance. Innovation.

Company History:

Russell A. Gerdin founded Heartland in 1978 with four people in the office and 16 trucks. It became a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ Market in November of 1986, and ended that year posting gross revenues of $21.6 million.

Today, through hard work and dedication, Heartland Express celebrates continued success over the last 30+ years with approximately 3,000 persons employed or contracted by Heartland nationwide and has grown to over $600 million in gross revenues, all the while, maintaining a debt-free status.

In addition to the long-haul freight services that Heartland provides to its customers from the corporate offices in North Liberty, IA, we also operate 10 Regional Operation Centers for customers in and around North Liberty, IA; Atlanta, GA; Carlisle, PA; Columbus, OH; Kingsport, TN; Olive Branch, MS; Phoenix, AZ; Jacksonville, FL; Chester, VA, and Dallas, TX. These short-haul operations concentrate on freight movements generally within a 500-mile radius of the regional terminal, and are designed to meet the standards of both the customer and Heartland Express drivers.

Company Headquarters:

301 N. Kansas Ave.
North Liberty, IA 52317

Hiring Areas:

Heartland Express Trucking Job Hiring Map

Why Choose to Drive for Heartland Express?

At Heartland the belief is, Customer is King and the Driver is Key. This mentality is instilled into every individual in the company. We realize that our future depends on the hard work and dedication of not only today's people, but also tomorrow's.

Continuous training is utilized as a tool to ensure that Heartland Express remains ahead of the competition in every facet of the industry, as well as recognizing the leaders of tomorrow - today.

Recent Awards:

  • Forbes Magazine Best 200 Small Companies
  • Quest for Quality Award 2010
  • In 2010 Heartland Express was recognized and awarded by more shippers for superior customer service, execution, and performance than any other carrier in America.
    Types of Routes:

    Types of Freight:

    • OTR
    • Regional
    • Dedicated
    • Dry Van
    • Flatbed
    • Hazmat

    Average Days of Home Time Per Month: On average, our drivers get home every week or every other weekend, depending on their route.

    Number of U.S. Terminals: 11

    Additional Company Details:

    • Rider Policy
    • 2010 and newer International ProStar and 9400i models
    • Satellite communication systems
    • Preventative maintenance every 7,000 miles
    • Electronically controlled engines


    Bonuses (Subject to change):


    • Safety
    • Referral
    • Medical Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Weekly Pay