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

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

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

CONTACT: Heartland Express, Inc.
         Mike Gerdin, President & Chief Executive Officer
         John Cosaert, Chief Financial Officer
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