NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, March 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Heartland Express, Inc. (Nasdaq:HTLD) announced today the declaration of a regular quarterly cash dividend. The $0.02 per share dividend will be paid on April 2, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 22, 2013. A total of approximately $1.7 million will be paid on the Company's 85.0 million shares of common stock. This is the Company's thirty-ninth consecutive quarterly cash dividend. With the payment of this dividend, the Company will have paid a total of $438.3 million in cash dividends, including three special dividends since the dividend program was implemented in the third quarter of 2003.
CONTACT: For further information contact Michael J. Gerdin, President and CEO John P. Cosaert, ExecVP; CFO Heartland Express, Inc. 319-626-3600