Heartland Express Awarded 2013 General Merchandise Diamond Carrier of the Year From Walmart

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, May 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland Express, Inc. (Nasdaq:HTLD) (www.heartlandexpress.com) a transportation industry leader for customer service in the truckload market has been recognized by Walmart as the 2013 Walmart General Merchandise Diamond Carrier of the Year. Walmart awards the designation each year to companies who provide support to the retailer's Walmart Stores, Sam's Clubs and distribution facilities located throughout the continental United States.

President and CEO of Heartland Express, Michael Gerdin stated, "We are honored to receive this award for our transportation services provided to Walmart. To be recognized as a leader in service by Walmart speaks to the daily efforts put forth by everyone at Heartland, especially our professional drivers who transport the freight daily. It takes everyone working together, including effective communication with the Walmart team, to achieve this high level of success. We appreciate, value, and thank our partners at Walmart for this award."

Heartland Express is an irregular route truckload carrier based in North Liberty, Iowa serving customers with shipping lanes throughout the United States. Heartland is considered the benchmark for financial strength and stability in the transportation industry with a focus on medium to short haul regional freight, offering shippers industry leading on-time service so they can achieve their strategic goals for their customers. More information about Heartland Express can be found on the company website at www.heartlandexpress.com.

CONTACT: Heartland Express, Inc. Mike Gerdin, President & Chief Executive Officer John Cosaert, Chief Financial Officer 319-626-3600Source:Heartland Express, Inc.