Saia Honored With Two Prominent Customer Awards

JOHNS CREEK, GA--(Marketwire - Mar 28, 2012) - Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) is pleased to announce that it has been named the recipient of two prominent customer recognition awards for the company's 2011 performance. Recently, Beauty Systems Group (BSG), LLC selected Saia as its Outbound Carrier of the Year for its Spartanburg, S.C. facility and Access America Transport (AAT) recognized Saia as their LTL Super Regional Carrier of the Year.

"We are very pleased that the great service our employees provide our customers everyday has been recognized by these companies," said Saia President and CEO Rick O'Dell. "The partnership that we share with each is indicative of the collaboration it takes between a carrier and its customers to attain the mutual goals of quality performance and outstanding customer service."

As the largest full-service beauty supplier in the world, BSG is a network of stores and professional sales consultants selling exclusive professional salon brands to licensed beauty professionals.

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, intermodal and specialized freight.

At the end of February, Saia posted 98 percent on-time service and 99.9 percent pick-up performance. Saia's exception-free delivery performance was 99 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 148 terminals, the carrier employs 8,000 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