Heartland Express Inc. Wins Carrier of the Year and Platinum Award for On-Time Service from FedEx Express

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Heartland Express, Inc.

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, Aug. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Heartland Express, Inc. (www.heartlandexpress.com) (Nasdaq: HTLD) is pleased to announce that it has received two service awards from FedEx Express for the 2022 financial year (period from June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022). Heartland Express received both the FedEx Express “Platinum Award for 99.98% On-Time Service” and the “Core Carrier of the Year” award.

Heartland Express has received the prestigious FedEx Express “Carrier of the Year” award fifteen times in the past sixteen years and now for twelve consecutive years. Heartland Express achieved near-perfect service levels at 99.98% on-time on over 22,500 shipments (a record volume) during the year. Another major accomplishment of the current year is that we have now achieved service awards in each of the past twenty-one years as a result of this incredible relationship.

FedEx Express is the world’s largest express carrier, providing fast, reliable delivery to points in the United States and around the world. They are known to be part of a group of shippers with the most service-sensitive freight in the transportation industry, and the standards set by FedEx Express are critical to their performance to their customers. Heartland Express’ Service for Success model complements FedEx Express’ reputation for delivering time-sensitive shipments and Heartland Express is pleased to be a part of that success over the years.

“This year has truly been an incredible achievement, to once again achieve best service figures on our highest volumes ever, and we couldn’t be more proud of our professional drivers and our entire team. Receiving a single award from FedEx Express is what most businesses strive for, but our team is committed to getting better and better every year.This dedication and determination is focused on providing the best service every day and has culminated in the long list of current and past awards,” said Heartland Express CEO Mike Gerdin. , “Service for Success”, is the foundation of our ability to deliver these outstanding results year after year.The collective teamwork and collaboration among Heartland Express employees and FedEx Express employees have been a tremendous long-term affiliation over the past twenty-one years and we look forward to many more years of success together. Thank you FedEx Express!”

2002 to 2006 — Platinum Service Level (2), Gold Service Level (2) and Bronze Service Level (1)
2007—99.96% Platinum Service Level—National Carrier of the Year
2008—99.98% Platinum Service Level—National Carrier of the Year
2009—99.96% Platinum Service Level—National Carrier of the Year
2010—99.93% Platinum Service Level
2011—99.83% Gold Service Level—National Carrier of the Year
2012—99.87% Gold Service Level—National Carrier of the Year
2013—99.80% Gold Service Level—National Carrier of the Year
2014—99.82% Gold Service Level—National Carrier of the Year
2015—99.92% Platinum Service Level—National Carrier of the Year
2016—99.96% Platinum Service Level—National Carrier of the Year
2017—99.97% Platinum Service Level—National Carrier of the Year
2018—99.96% Platinum Service Level—National Carrier of the Year
2019—99.93% Platinum Service Level—National Carrier of the Year
2020—99.96% Platinum Service Level—National Operator of the Year
2021—99.99% Platinum Service Level – National Carrier of the Year
2022 – 99.98% Platinum Service Level – National Carrier of the Year

Heartland Express is an irregular route truckload carrier based in North Liberty, Iowa, serving customers with shipping lanes across the United States. Heartland focuses on medium-to-short regional freight, providing shippers with 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’s website at www.heartlandexpress.com.

Contact: Heartland Express, Inc. 319-626-3600
Mike Gerdin, Managing Director or Chris Strain, CFO

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