Press Releases


Fourth Quarter Earnings Release
November 21, 2016
The Board of Directors of Heartland Express, Inc. announced today the declaration of a regular quarterly cash dividend. The $0.02 per share dividend will be paid on December 16, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 6, 2016.  Read More >


Third Quarter Earnings Release
October 20, 2016
Heartland Express has announced financial results for for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016.  Net Income of $12.5 million, Earnings per Share of $0.15, and Operating Revenue of $149.3 million.  Read More >


Logistics Management Magazine's Quest for Quality Award
August 22, 2016
Heartland Express has received Logistics Management Magazine’s 2016 Quest for Quality Award within the Dry Freight Carrier classification for the thirteenth time in fourteen years.   Read More >


Second Quarter Earnings Release
July 28, 2016
Heartland Express has announced financial results for for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016.  Net Income of $30.7 million, Earnings per Share of $0.37, and Operating Revenue of $323.6 million.  Read More >


FedEx Carrier of the Year and Platinum Award
July 15th, 2016
Heartland is pleased to announce it has received two service awards from FedEx Express for fiscal year 2015 (period June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016). Heartland Express has been awarded both the FedEx Express “Platinum Award for 99.96% On-Time Service” and “Core Carrier of the Year” award.   Read More > 


Participation in Upcoming Conference
June 3, 2016
Heartland Express, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTLD) announced that on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, John Cosaert, Chief Financial Officer and Chris Strain, Controller will present at the Deutsche Bank 7th Annual Global Industrials and Materials Summit at 10:40 am (central time).  Read More >


Sam's Club Carrier of the Year for 2015
April 25, 2016
Heartland Express, Inc. a transportation industry leader for on-time service in the truckload market has been recognized by Walmart as the 2015 Sam’s Club Carrier of the Year.   Read More >


First Quarter Earnings Release
April 26, 2016
Heartland Express has announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.  Net Income of $14.4 million, Earnings per Share of $0.17, and Operating Revenue of $162.8 million. 86.5% Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Ratio. Cash generated from operations increased to $55.9 million. Cash balance of $69.7 million, a $36.5 million increase since December 31, 2015. Repurchased 0.9 million shares of our common stock during the quarter, 5.3% of outstanding shares repurchased for $88.7 million since August 2015. No outstanding debt at March 31, 2016.  Read More >


2015 Annual Report
Operating revenues for the twelve month period ended December 31, 2015 included fuel surcharge revenues of $91.8 million compared to $170.4 million for the same period of 2014, a $78.6 million decrease. Operating revenues decreased 8.0%, excluding the impact of fuel surcharge revenues. Operating income for the twelve month period was positively impacted by a $19.7 million decrease in net fuel expense. The Company posted a 9.9% net margin (net income as a percentage of operating revenues) in the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 compared to 9.7%, for the same period of 2014.  Read More >


Third Quarter Earnings Release
October 27th, 2015
Heartland Express has announced financial results for its three and nine months ended September 30, 2015.  The company had basic earnings per share of $0.17 and an operating ratio (operating expenses as a percentage of operating revenues) of 86.4% compared to $0.26 basic earnings per share and 83.3% operating ratio in the third quarter of 2014. The Company ended the quarter with net income of $15.1 million, compared to $22.7 million in the third quarter of 2014, a 33.5% decrease.   Read More > 


Smartway Excellence Award
October 19th, 2015
Heartland Express was honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.  Read More >


Quest for Quality Award and CIO 100 Award
August 28th, 2015
Heartland Express is pleased to announce it has been recognized with two prestigious awards - Logistics Management Magazine's Quest for Quality Award and the CIO 100 Award from IDG's CIO Magazine.  Read More >


Second Quarter Earnings Release
July 28th, 2015
Heartland Express has announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015. The company had basic earnings per share of $0.27 and an operating ratio (operating expenses as a percentage of operating revenues) of 81.4% compared to $0.30 basic earnings per share and 82.1% operating ratio in the second quarter of 2014.   Read More >


FedEx Carrier of the Year and Platinum Award
July 17th, 2015
Heartland 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.   Read More > 


First Quarter Earnings Release
April 22nd, 2015
Heartland Express ended the first quarter of 2015 with net income of $17.6 million, compared to $14.1 million in the first quarter of 2014, a 25.1% increase. Basic earnings per share were $0.20 during the quarter compared to $0.16 earnings per share in the first quarter of 2014, a 25.0% increase. Operating revenues were $187.5 million, a 16.5% decrease, compared to $224.5 million in the first quarter of 2014. Operating revenues for the quarter included fuel surcharge revenues of $26.1 million compared to $45.9 million in the same period of 2014, a $19.8 million decrease.   Read More >


2014 Annual Report
We achieved an industry leading 84.9% operating ratio (which represents operating expenses as a percentage of operating revenues) and a 9.7% net margin (which represents net income as a percentage of operating revenues) this year along with a return on assets of 11.4% and a 19.1% return on equity. We ended the year with record gross revenues of $871.4 million, a 49.7% increase compared to 2013. Reported net income was up 20.2% to $84.8 million while earnings per share were up 16.9% to a record $0.97, compared to 2013. We had progressive improvements in our operating ratio throughout 2014 as we continued our steady and strategic integration of Gordon Trucking, Inc. (“GTI”). We will continue to focus on productivity, efficiency, and cost controls in our continued quest to strengthen our bottom line.   Read More >