SOURCE: Saia, Inc.

Saia, Inc.

March 01, 2011 17:00 ET

Saia Named Super Regional LTL Carrier by Access America Transport

JOHNS CREEK, GA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) is pleased to announce that it has been named the 2010 Super Regional LTL Carrier of the Year by Access America Transport (AAT), a third-party logistics company based in Chattanooga, TN.

AAT's annual award program recognizes carriers that exceed a standard level of service. They evaluated their partner carriers using such criteria as claims-to-shipment ratio, reliability, trust, and overall ease of doing business with.

"We are honored to receive this award from Access America Transport," stated Ray Ramu, Saia's vice president of sales, eastern division. "They are one of the fastest growing 3PLs in the country and we are very excited to be a partner of such a dynamic company. The success of both AAT and Saia demonstrates what teamwork can accomplish."

Founded initially in 2002 as the logistics division of Key-James Brick, AAT has grown into a full-service shipping company that handles all modes of transportation including: truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), intermodal and specialized freight.

"In 2010, Saia exceeded all standards we set forth for our super regional LTL carrier partners," explained Amber Miller, AAT's director of carrier development. "We have enjoyed a positive alliance with Saia over the years and look forward to what 2011 will bring to our partnership."

At the end of the fourth quarter 2010, Saia posted 97.9 percent on-time service and 99.5 percent pick-up performance. The company's exception-free delivery performance for January 2011 was 98.5 percent.

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

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Jeannie S. Jump
    Saia Corporate Communications Coordinator
    Phone: 770-232-4069