Heartland Express Inc. Presentation at Deutsche Bank Global Transportation Conference to be Webcast Live

By: Bubbajunk.com

CORALVILLE, IOWAHeartland Express, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTLD) announced that Russell A. Gerdin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John P. Cosaert, Chief Financial Officer, and Michael Gerdin, Vice-President of Regional Operations will speak to the investment community at the Deutsche Bank Global Transportation Conference in Naples, Florida on February 17, 2005.

Heartland Express, Inc. is an irregular route truckload carrier of general commodities.  The Company has built a solid reputation for providing superior service to the short to medium haul truckload market.  Principal traffic lanes lie east of the Rocky Mountains however the Company does provide select team service to the West Coast markets.

The Company ended the year of 2004 with revenues of $457.1 million, and operating ratio of 79.5%, no debt, and $258.3 million cash, cash equivalents, and municipal bonds.

This press release and the Webcast announced in this press release may contain statements that might be considered as forward-looking statements or predictions of future operations.  Such statements are based on managements belief or interpretation of information currently available.  These statements and assumptions involve certain risks and uncertainties.  Actual events may differ from these expectations as specified from time to time in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.