SOURCE: Saia, Inc.

Saia, Inc.

April 26, 2011 15:03 ET

Saia Earns Lowe's 2010 Silver Award

JOHNS CREEK, GA--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2011) - Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) today announced that it has been named the "2010 Silver Team Award" recipient by Lowe's Companies, Inc. This is the 11th consecutive year Saia has been recognized by the world's second largest home improvement company.

"It is always exciting for us to be honored for the service we provide our customers," explained Saia President and CEO Rick O'Dell. "It is particularly rewarding to be recognized by Lowe's due to the volume of shipments we handle for them each day and the comprehensive metrics designed by their logistics professionals that they use to efficiently manage their processes. We value Lowe's business and look forward to working with them for many more years."

Saia was honored for achieving Lowe's GAP Compliance Goal and the company's "deliveries before exceptions" objective. In order to become GAP compliant, carriers must consistently deliver each Lowe's shipment the same day it arrives at the destination facility.

With fiscal year 2009 sales of $47.2 billion, Lowe's is a FORTUNE® 50 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,725 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

About Saia, Inc.

Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) is a less-than-truckload provider of regional, interregional and guaranteed services covering 34 states. Saia is home to the industry-leading Xtreme Guarantee product, which guarantees total customer satisfaction from pick-up through invoicing. Saia offers complete North American coverage through partner agreements. With headquarters in Johns Creek, Ga., and a network of 147 terminals, the carrier employs 7,500 people. For more information on Saia, visit the Saia Website at www.saia.com.

Contact Information

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