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Heartland Express Overview

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North Liberty, IA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (HTLD)
Transportation & Logistics
$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 ... Read more

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Heartland Express Chairman & CEO Michael Gerdin
Michael Gerdin
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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Indianola, IA
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Indianola, IA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Heartland Express full-time (More than 10 years)


    New corporate office great people to work with.


    Too short sighted, not seeing the whole picture only worried about keeping shareholders happy. Long hours for day ops usually 12 or more scheduled 07:00-17:00 but never that short and if you can get done in the allotted time, management will give you a bad review. Nights have a set 12 hours and then home.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the way Russ ran the company .

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Heartland Express Photos

Heartland Express photo of: Live unload at customer - no touch.
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Heartland Express photo of: NEW INTERNATIONAL PROSTARS
Heartland Express photo of: THE BEST DRIVERS IN THE WORLD
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    Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Heartland Express (New York, NY) in January 2017.


    I spoke with a recruiter for Heartland Express and he was simply impatient and nasty. I'm asking real and tangible questions about what the work environment will be like and the expectations. Not every trucking company is the same. Move on, not worth it.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Are you willing to be out 3-4 weeks at a time?   1 Answer
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Heartland Express Awards & Accolades

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

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