Saia

Saia is an American LTL carrier that offers regional and interregional LTL, non-asset truckload service, and third-party logistics. Founded in 1924 with headquarters in Johns Creek, Georgia, the company reported 2013 revenue of $1.14 billion, up 3.7 percent year-over-year. The company also recorded net income of $43.63 million, up 36 percent from the previous year’s net income of $32.05 million.

Saia and its subsidiaries — LTL Freight, Truckload Plus, and Logistics Services — employ 8,000 individuals and provide services to all 50 states as well as Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The truckload carrier has a network of 147 terminals across North America and delivers more than 25,000 daily shipments.

Saia — the 10th largest LTL trucking company — had a net profit increase of 43 percent for all of 2013 to $43.6 million, and the fourth quarter was the carrier’s ninth straight quarter of more than 98 percent on-time service.

29 Nov 2016
Companies such as Old Dominion Freight Line, Estes Express Line, and Saia are adding terminals and doors. Can they add more freight and market share?
Saia has expansion on the mind despite a fall in LTL shipment volume in the third quarter.
26 Oct 2016
Cranking up profits and gaining freight, the multiregional less-than-truckload carrier looks to fill one of the last large gaps in its coverage.
A section of I-12 lies flooded and abandoned in Louisiana as severe flooding impacted the movement of goods on the Gulf Coast for the third time this year.
15 Aug 2016
The crisis has challenged the transportation sector in the region, which is served from the north by Kansas City Southern Railway and from the west by BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. The over-the-road sector, though, has been hit the hardest.
01 Aug 2016
Despite lower volumes, many LTL carriers say they are still winning contractual rate increases.
25 May 2016
Freight costing "is a huge challenge," Estes Express Lines' chief operating officer told a technology conference.
02 May 2016
At a time when many transport operators say prices are being beaten down, less-than-truckload freight haulers in the U.S. are winning rate increases in annual contract bids.
09 Mar 2016
The first shoots of spring U.S. freight demand appeared in February, with Saia and Old Dominion Freight Line reporting increases in shipments that could signal stronger or at least more stable manufacturing and freight shipping activity.
08 Feb 2016
Saia was unable to ride pricing discipline to increased profitability in the fourth quarter as volume declines, which have hit other less-than-truckload operators, proved too much to overcome for the tenth-largest U.S. LTL carrier.
21 Nov 2015
Less-than-truckload shipments increased marginally in the first nine months of 2015, as freight revenue plummeted, thanks largely to the drop in fuel surcharges, SJ Consulting Group says.
29 Oct 2015
'Softening' freight demand affects all carriers, slowing growth at Old Dominion Freight Line and pushing down revenue and profit at Saia. Carriers are adapting to the slower paced economy.
29 Jul 2015
U.S. trucking companies continue to make more from less, with Saia, the 10th-largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier, reporting bigger second-quarter profits on reduced revenue and tonnage.
01 May 2015
Despite sluggish volumes, higher pricing helped boost first-quarter earnings to record levels, freight carrier Saia reported this week.