Saia LTL Freight Named Carrier of the Year by Ames True Temper
JOHNS CREEK, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/13 -- Saia Inc. (NASDAQ:
SAIA) is pleased to announce that Saia LTL Freight was named "Carrier
of the Year" by Ames True Temper. It is the first time the company
has given out the award.
"Saia LTL Freight and Ames True Temper enjoy a wonderful
partnership," said Saia Vice President of Sales, Eastern Division Ray
Ramu. "We are very proud of the service we've been able to provide
them over the last year -- which is due to the hard work of our
employees at our Reno and West Coast facilities. We sincerely look
forward to a long, mutually successful partnership with them."
As the oldest manufacturer and marketer of non-powered lawn and
garden tools in the U.S., Ames True Temper's rich history dates back
over 230 years. Along with a wide variety of gardening tools, the
company also produces wheelbarrows, garden hoses and accessories,
decorative garden products, and planters.
"Saia LTL Freight's performance throughout the year far exceeded all
of our program's criteria," explained Mark Lebo, manager of
transportation and imports at Ames True Temper. "Saia attained the
top ranking amongst our LTL carriers for on-time delivery, invoicing
accuracy and claims resolution. They also demonstrated a high level
of partnership by controlling costs while maintaining a high level of
Employees at Saia LTL Freight provided customers over 98 percent
on-time service in 2012.
About Saia Inc.
Saia Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA), with 2012 revenues of $1.1 billion, offers
customers a wide range of less-than-truckload, non-asset truckload,
and logistic services. The company operates 147 terminals in 34
states and is home to the industry-exclusive Customer Service
Indicators and Xtreme Guarantee. With headquarters in Georgia, Saia
employs 8,000 people nationwide. Saia LTL Freight has been recognized
by the American Trucking Associations Safety Management Council with
first place honors for its outstanding safety record. For more
information on Saia Inc. or any of the service groups, visit
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For more information, contact:
Jeannie S. Jump
Saia Corporate Public Relations Coordinator
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