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Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD)

4/6/2006 Proxy Information

In 2005, the Company leased two office buildings, totaling approximately 25,000 square feet, a storage building of approximately 3,500 square feet, and five acres of land from Russell A. Gerdin for $318,169 plus taxes, utilities, insurance and maintenance. The lease expires on May 31, 2010, but is renewable at the Company's option for an additional five year term with a cost of living adjustment.

3/31/2005 Proxy Information

In 2004, the Company leased two office buildings, totaling approximately 25,000 square feet, a storage building of approximately 3,500 square feet, and five acres of land from Russell A. Gerdin for $299,625 plus taxes, utilities, insurance and maintenance. The lease expires on May 31, 2005, but is renewable at the Company's option for an additional five year term with a cost of living adjustment.

Russell A. Gerdin is the father of Michael J.Gerdin.

3/30/2004 Proxy Information

Russell A. Gerdin is the father of Michael J.Gerdin.

In 2003, the Company leased two office buildings, totaling approximately 25,000 square feet, a storage building of approximately 3,500 square feet, and five acres of land from Russell A. Gerdin for $299,625 plus taxes, utilities, insurance and maintenance. The lease expires on May 31, 2005, but is renewable at the Company's option for an additional five year term with a cost of living adjustment.

During the year ended December 31, 2003, the Company purchased 8.9 acres of land at its headquarters from Russell A. Gerdin for $1,350,000. The sale price was determined by an independent appraisal of the property, and the transaction was approved by the Board of Directors, including all of its independent members.

4/4/2003 Proxy Information

The 2002 Board of Directors consisted of Russell A. Gerdin, Richard O. Jacobson, Michael J. Gerdin, Dr. Benjamin J. Allen, and Lawrence D. Crouse, all of whom participated in deliberations concerning executive officer compensation. No other individuals participated in such deliberations. During 2002, Russell A. Gerdin served as the President and Secretary and Michael J. Gerdin served as Vice President of Regional Operations of the Company. The Board of Directors establishes the compensation of Russell A. Gerdin and reviews compensation set by Russell A. Gerdin for other executive officers.

In 2002, the Company leased two office buildings, totaling approximately 25,000 square feet, a storage building of approximately 3,500 square feet, and five acres of land from Russell A. Gerdin for $299,625 plus taxes, utilities, insurance and maintenance. The lease expires on May 31, 2005, but is renewable for an additional five year term with a cost of living adjustment.

The Company maintains cash accounts with a bank owned by Russell A. Gerdin. At December 31, 2002 the Company had cash accounts totaling $3.4 million on deposit at the bank.