Heartland Express

Heartland Express

Heartland Express Carrier Info

Heartland Express is an award winning company that was founded by Russell Gerdin in 1978 with 4 people in the office and 16 trucks. Today, Heartland Express is a leader in transportation and logistics industry. Heartland Express provides collaborative truckload transportation service that enables companies to deliver exceptional service across their transportation network to improve customer satisfaction. Companies choose Heartland Express for its award winning on-time pickup and delivery capabilities, fleet capacity to cover commitments scaled to their needs, and innovative solutions in providing information about the status of a customer's shipment.  Heartland Express strives to offer superior "Service for Success". Heartland Express tries to achieve this goal by employing the best people and maintaining a modern fleet of equipment that is next to non in quality.  Overall, Heartland Express is committed to supporting their customers with the highest quality of service and safety in the industry.

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Heartland Express Trucking Jobs

The majority of Heartland Express’s fleet is made up of OTR truckload and regional truckload transportation services. By researching Heartland Express’s website and doing some basic research online we have determined that Heartland Express can offer the following types of truck driving jobs.

  • Over the road (OTR) driving jobs
  • Regional driving jobs
  • Short haul driving jobs
  • Dedicated driving jobs
  • Local driving jobs
  • Owner operators driving jobs
  • Team driving jobs
  • Temperature control driving jobs
  • Heavy haul driving jobs
  • Refresher driving jobs

Heartland Express Pay scale

  • Over the road (OTR) & Regional Jobs Earn up to $0.50½ per mile depending on driving experience, and up to $0.54½ per mile in the Green Zone (Northeast Region of the US).
  • Short haul (fixed income) driving positions are available. These drivers are paid a set amount each week regardless of how many miles are driven. Earn up to a weekly rate of $1,100 per week depending on location!
  • Owner operators jobs offering up to $0.95 per mile plus fuel stabilization, paid licensing, paid base plates, paid cargo insurance, and more.
  • Team Jobs Earn up to $0.58 per mile depending on driving experience, and up to $0.62 per mile in the Green Zone (Northeast Region of the US).


Additional perks for drivers working at Heartland Express

Safety Bonus $.01-$.03
Annual Pay Increase for the Next 10 Years
Orientation Pay
Detention Pay after 1 Hour at a Customer
Short Haul Pay $20 for 0-50 Miles, $15 for 51-100 Miles
Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
401k Package
Paid Vacation Grows with Experience
Referral Bonuses

Heartland Express Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Class A CDL
  • Good driving record
  • Good work history

Heartland Express Hiring Area

Company running and hiring in all 48 states.

Heartland Express Equipment

Heartland Express has a variety of new model tractors in their fleet including Freight-liners, International’s, and Kenworth tractors.

Heartland Express Orientation Process

  • 3 days orientation including bus ride, hotel, free breakfast and lunch. Complete paper work. After day three they issue a fuel card, and truck, and are given a fleet manager that dispatches your first load.
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