Heartland Express, Inc. recently received two service awards from FedEx Express. The Iowa-based irregular route truckload carrier was given the FedEx Express “Platinum Award for 99.93% On-Time Service” and “Core Carrier of the Year” award for the period of June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019.
Heartland Express has received the distinguished “Carrier of the Year” award from FedEx Express 12 times in the last 13 years and nine years in a row. The company reached nearly perfect service levels over the last five years with 2019 at 99.93% on time, on more than 19,000 shipments.
“To receive both of these awards from one of Heartland Express’ top customers for multiple years is truly an honor and speaks to Heartland’s motto of Service for Success,” said Heartland Express CEO Mike Gerdin. “The level of service that is represented by these awards starts with having professional drivers and strong office and shop support to consistently perform to the high on-time service expectations of FedEx Express.
“We are extremely proud to be the FedEx Express Core Carrier of the Year for the twelfth time in the last thirteen years and nine consecutive years; what an honor and a great day for our entire organization. Thank you FedEx Express!”
Based in North Liberty, Iowa, Heartland Express serves customers throughout the U.S. The company focuses on medium to short-haul regional freight.