Heartland opens remodeled facility in Tacoma

Heartland Express, Inc. on Monday, Sept. 16, celebrated the grand re-opening of its newly remodeled facility in Tacoma, Washington.

Located just south of the Tacoma metro area, the facility offers a multi-lane drive-through service shop, fully covered 24-hour fuel island, and ample tractor and trailer parking.

Heartland opened its remodeled Tacoma, Washington facility.Heartland opened its remodeled Tacoma, Washington facility.

It also has a driver lounge with 24-hour access and amenities that include private walk-in showers and laundry facilities. The lounge also has sofas and recliner chairs, table seating, ice machine, coffee, and a large screen TV. An RFID system provides driver security and an industrial Wi-Fi network is available sitewide.

The Class A Café, located inside the terminal, has also been completely remodeled. The café offers drivers and office/shop employees a classic, home-style menu.

“The grand re-opening of our Tacoma facility is another milestone in our continuation of terminal refresh projects across our nationwide terminal network.,” said Heartland Express CEO, Mike Gerdin. “Heartland Express strives to offer our driver employees up to date and convenient amenities throughout our terminal network across the country while they are away from home.”

Gerdin said the Tacoma terminal project is one of several the company has undertaken this year, focused on upgrading, remodeling and expanding amenities for the comfort of drivers. Including the completion of the Tacoma renovation, Rancho Cucamonga, California renovation, creation of a new facility in Frederick, Colorado and other projects, Heartland is investing between $40-$50 million in its terminals in 2019.

Heartland Express is an irregular route truckload carrier based in North Liberty, Iowa.