Heartland Express Company Review

Heartland Express Company Overview

Heartland Express company logo

The origins of Heartland Express can be traced to 1955, when it was started out as a hauler for the recently launched Whirlpool line of washing machines. The company remained small for the next two decades, growing to a fleet of 16 trucks by the late 1970s. It was only in 1978, when Russell A. Gerdin bought the company, that Heartland's evolution into a leading trucking company began.

Heartland Express, Inc. is one of the leading trucking companies serving the short-to-medium haul truckload market in the United States. Based outside of Iowa City, Iowa, Heartland's operations are primarily concentrated within the region east of the Rockies and west of the New York/Pennsylvania border. The company focuses especially on the Midwest and Southeast regions; the company also offers limited but expanding service to the West and East Coast regions, however, and serves all 48 states in the continental United States.

Heartland Express Corporate Headquarters

Map of Heartland corporate headquarters
901 N. Kansas Ave
North Liberty, IA 52317
Phone: 1-800-441-4953
Website: Heartland Express

Getting Hired At Heartland Express

Heartland Express Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Class A CDL
  • Good driving record
  • Good work history
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    Heartland does not allow any DUI's

Heartland Hiring Area

Heartland hires from all 48 contiguous states

While Heartland hires and runs all 48 states, they run many regional routes within their system.

Minimum Hiring Age For Heartland Express

Heartland Minimum Hiring Age:
22 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
  • Rush 23  
  • Heartland 22  
  • Celadon 22  
  • Swift 21  
  • XPO 21  
  • Maverick 21  

Heartland Express Driver Pay

  • OTR fleet pay as much as 50.5 cents per mile
  • Regional fleet pay as much as 50.5 cents per mile
  • Dedicated fleet pay as much as 45.5 cents per mile
  • Salaried fleet pay as much as $1,100 per week
  • Team pay much as 56 cents per mile
  • Annual pay raises for 10 years after a driver joins Heartland

Heartland Express Driver Benefits

  • Paid Vacations
  • 401k Retirement Plan with company-matched contributions
  • Blue Cross Health Care and Dental
  • Free $10,000 Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Accidental/Death Insurance
  • Weekly Payroll - no trip sheets required
  • Direct Deposit payroll option available
  • Independently-verified highest pay per mile in the industry up to 54.5 cents
  • Excellent home and family time
  • Drive a safe and reliable 2012 or Newer truck
  • Free Wireless Internet for our drivers exclusive use at all terminals
  • Company discounts on cell phone service, appliances, computers, electronics, hotels, cars, and more
  • Paid Orientation
  • Short Haul pay for loads less than 100 miles
  • Safety bonus as much as 3 cents per mile
  • Detention Pay after 1 hour at a customer

Heartland Express Operations

Driving Opportunities At Heartland Express

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Flatbed
  • Refrigerated

Route Types:

  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated

Heartland Operating Area

Heartland operates all 48 contiguous states

While Heartland hires and runs all 48 states, they run many regional routes within their system.

Heartland Express Terminal Locations

Heartland Express terminal locations
  • North Liberty, IA

Heartland Yearly Revenues

Heartland: $582,257,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
  • Heartland  $582.26M
  • Celadon  $554.65M
  • P&S  $224.98M
  • Paschall  $222.7M
  • Melton  $217.33M
  • G & P  $80M

Heartland Yearly Miles

Heartland: 235,275,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
  • ODFL  646.9M
  • Heartland  235.28M
  • Salmon  62.49M
  • Estenson  57.89M
  • Gypsum  45.33M
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M

Heartland Company Policies

  • Heartland Home Time Options

    Heartland has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    Regional, dedicated, and salary fleets are home most weekends or even more frequently, OTR positions are home generally every other week.

  • Heartland Rider Policy

    Heartland does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • Heartland Tuition Reimbursement

    Heartland does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Heartland Pet Policy

    Heartland does not allow pets.

Heartland Company Equipment

Heartland Number Of Trucks

Heartland Number Of Trucks:
2,035 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
  • Central Transport  3,918
  • KLLM  2,147
  • Heartland  2,035
  • A&R  843
  • Ozark  727
  • Lynden  198

Heartland Number Of Trailers

Heartland Number Of Trailers:
0 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
  • NFI  8,200
  • Millis  3,500
  • KLLM  2,400
  • CalArk  2,200
  • Wil-Trans  300
  • Heartland  0

Heartland Governed Speed

Heartland Speed:

  • Millis  70 mph
  • SRT  65 mph
  • Navajo  65 mph
  • Lone Star  65 mph
  • XPO  65 mph
  • Schneider  60 mph
  • Heartland  0 mph

Heartland Tractor Brands

  • Heartland

  • Carter

  • Dart

  • Marten

  • XPO

  • CT

  • Celadon

  • Hunt

  • Stevens

  • K & B

  • PGT

  • Schaffer

Heartland Transmission Types

Heartland has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Prime
    • Schaffer
    • K & B
    • MTS
    • Covenant
  • Automatics
    • Dillon
    • Averitt
    • Koch
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Carter
    • Millis
  • Mix Of Both
    • CRST
    • Jim Palmer
    • XPO
    • Schneider
    • Navajo
    • Trimac

Heartland APU Policy

Heartland has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Ozark
    • Carter
    • Wil-Trans
    • Lone Star
    • Maverick
    • Paschall
  • Without APU's
    • Hogan
    • Gardner
    • Falcon
    • Premier
    • Lynden
    • MCT
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

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