Heartland named Carrier of the Year by FedEx Express

A Heartland Express truck. FILE PHOTO

By CBJ News Staff

Heartland Express has once again been named a Platinum Award Winner and Core Carrier of the Year by FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company.

The company received the distinguished Carrier of the Year award for the 10th year in a row, and for the 13th time in the last 14 years. North Liberty-based Heartland has reached nearly perfect service levels, at 99.96% on time, on more than 17,000 shipments during the year.

“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 in a release. “This year specifically, was one of the most difficult and challenging years given the impacts of COVID-19 on our country. The truck drivers of America banded together to ensure critical shipments and the American supply chain kept moving at all times. The level of service that is represented by these awards was crucial for our nation during these uncertain times but is the same level of service that this partnership has delivered since 2002.” CBJ