SOURCE: Saia, Inc.

Saia, Inc.

November 18, 2013 16:12 ET

Saia Announces Improved Transit Times

Reduction Means a One-Day Improvement on Freight Moving Between Nearly 55 Million ZIP Code Pairs

JOHNS CREEK, GA--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2013) - Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) is pleased to announce that Saia LTL Freight has reduced transit times in nearly 1000 intermediate and long-haul lanes effective immediately.

Customers will receive a one-day delivery improvement on freight moving between nearly 55 million ZIP code pairs.

"We are always exploring ways to improve our operations and provide our customers with the service they expect," explained Saia President and CEO Rick O'Dell. "By reducing our transit times, we're able to help our customers further streamline their supply chains and reduce expenses related to inventory carrying costs and warehousing."

Customers can determine specific transit times for their shipments by utilizing Saia's online transit time calculator located on the "Transit Times & Coverage" page at www.saia.com or by contacting their sales representative.

"We realize how critical time is for our shippers," said O'Dell. "Shorter transit times give our customers an edge in a business environment that is increasingly competitive."

The improvement in transit times was made possible because of continued network optimization and should support growth in these transit segments. Saia expects to continue to provide 98% on-time service in conjunction with these improved transit standards.

About Saia Inc.

Saia Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA), with 2012 revenues of $1.1 billion, offers customers a wide range of less-than-truckload, non-asset truckload, and logistic services. The company operates 147 terminals in 34 states and is home to the industry-exclusive Customer Service Indicators and Xtreme Guarantee. With headquarters in Georgia, Saia employs 8,500 people nationwide. Saia LTL Freight has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations Safety Management Council with first place honors for its outstanding safety record. For more information on Saia Inc. or any of the service groups, visit www.saiacorp.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Jeannie S. Jump
    Saia Corporate Public Relations Coordinator
    Phone: 770-232-4069
    E-mail jjump@saia.com