Heartland Express

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Heartland Express Chairman & CEO Michael Gerdin
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    Driver manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Heartland Express full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity for managment experience. Great health insurance benefits, numerous employee discount. Annual raises based off performance.

    Cons

    Long hours, dated fleet management/load planning software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in software that shows hours of service in real time in order to plan trucks successfully.

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Heartland Express Interviews

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    Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chester, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chester, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Heartland Express in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    I will be doing a great service to drivers by not saying. Everything goes extremely smoothly during the hiring/training presentation process. An "Expert Driver" will serve as a your guest, which means he will be with you for about two weeks, to make sure you really know how to drive. Keep in mind that this "guest" will be getting paid about 60% ? of your salary. You will be paid about 40%? I don't know if this has changed since I started working for them, back in l2010.

    Interview Questions
    • Each and every time a driver is potentially being assigned to a load, the question is: "Can you deliver by this date"? If you say no, this driver will become persona non grata to the operations dept. Such new status will become evident to you, once you realize that immediately after turning down a load, you will be sitting idle for days at a time. If you contact them to ask about your status, they'll tell there is nothing available.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation!!! Take it or leave it!!! Worked for co. for 2.5 years, hopping to move on, after three years.
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Website www.heartlandexpress.com
Headquarters North Liberty, IA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Public (HTLD)
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Home is where the heart is, and Heartland Express stays close to home as a short- to medium-haul truckload carrier -- its average trip is just over 500 miles. With the exception of traffic from its Phoenix hub, the company mainly operates east of the Rockies; it also offers service in the southwestern US. Although most of its loads go directly from origin to destination, Heartland also operates from about 10 regional distribution hubs, which are located near major customers. The company regional hubs focus on short-haul freight movements (less than 500 miles). Heartland... More

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