Heartland Express Inc. Earns Carrier of the Year and Platinum Award for On-Time Service From FedEx Express

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, July 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland Express, Inc. (www.heartlandexpress.com) (Nasdaq:HTLD) is pleased to announce it has received two service awards from FedEx Express for fiscal year 2015 (period June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015). Heartland Express has been awarded both the FedEx Express “Platinum Award for 99.92% On-Time Service” and “Core Carrier of the Year” award.

Heartland Express has received the distinguished “Carrier of the Year” award for FedEx Express eight times in the last nine years. Each year Heartland Express has reached nearly perfect service levels with 2015 improving to 99.92% on time, on over 13,500 shipments in the year, from 99.82% in 2014.

FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to points in the U.S. and worldwide. They are known to be among a group of shippers with the most service-sensitive freight in the transportation industry and the standards set by FedEx Express are critical to their performance to their customers. Heartland Express’s Service for Success model is complementary to FedEx’s reputation for delivery of time-sensitive shipments and Heartland Express is pleased to be a part of that success over the years.

Heartland Express CEO Michael Gerdin had this to say about receiving this award from one of Heartland’s top customers, “FedEx has a reputation for on-time delivery. Heartland receiving these awards from FedEx is a testament to all of the people at Heartland who make it happen every single day, especially our drivers who deliver the freight safely and on time. To be FedEx’s Core Carrier of the Year for five consecutive years is truly an honor that speaks to the core values of what makes Heartland Express who we are. Thank you FedEx!”

Heartland Express is an irregular route truckload carrier based in North Liberty, Iowa serving customers with shipping lanes throughout the United States. Heartland focuses 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. Michael Gerdin, Chief Executive Officer 319-626-3600 or John P. Cosaert, Chief Financial Officer 319-626-3600

Source:Heartland Express, Inc.