Founded in 1978, Heartland Express is a publicly traded, short-to-medium haul truckload carrier company that provides regional dry van truckload services. It operates regional terminal locations in more than 10 U.S. states, including Georgia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arizona and Texas. The company hauls appliances, automotive parts, packaged foodstuffs, retail goods, and consumer and paper products. Heartland Express serves several retailers and manufacturers. It maintains a fleet of tractors and trailers. The company is a holding company that owns Heartland Express Incorporated of Iowa, Heartland Express Services, Heartland Express Maintenance Services and A & M Express.