JOHNS CREEK, GA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) announced Karla Staver as the company's new director of safety and claims prevention. In this role, Staver will lead and oversee Saia's Safety Department, all regional safety and claims prevention managers, as well as the quality and return-to-work managers.

Responsibilities include ensuring all drivers meet company and Department of Transportation policies and procedures, overseeing safety and claims prevention training, compliance with all government regulations, and the reduction and prevention of claims including the continuous improvement of Saia's new Exception-free Delivery Customer Service Indicator.

A 10-year industry veteran, Staver previously worked as Saia's regional human resource manager for both the company's Atlanta and Charlotte regions. She also had served as one of Saia's safety administrative supervisors and as a regional safety manager.

"Karla's business expertise, professionalism and wealth of experience in safety and quality will only enhance Saia's Safety Department," said Saia President and CEO Rick O'Dell. "I look forward to her continued insight and contributions in this new role and believe her approach will only add more value in our progress to deliver outstanding results."

Staver and her husband live near Canton, Ga. They have two adult children and one grandchild.

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