NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, Sept. 9, 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 October 2, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 20, 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 forty-first consecutive quarterly cash dividend. With the payment of this dividend, the Company will have paid a total of $441.7 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