Heartland Express, Inc. is a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier. The Company primarily provides regional dry van truckload, through its regional terminals and its corporate headquarters. The Company transports freight for major shippers nationwide and generally earns revenue based on the number of miles per load delivered. The Company offers nationwide service from Washington to Florida and New England to California. The Company is a holding company of Heartland Express Inc. of Iowa, Gordon Trucking, Inc., Heartland Express Services, Inc., Heartland Express Maintenance Services, Inc., and A & M Express, Inc. The Company�s operations department is responsible for maintaining the continuity between the customer�s needs and Heartland�s ability to meet those needs by communicating customer�s expectations to the fleet management group.