Saia LTL Freight Named Partner Carrier of the Year by the American Chemistry
JOHNS CREEK, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/05/13 -- Saia Inc. (NASDAQ:
SAIA) is pleased to announce that Saia LTL Freight was one of three
carriers presented with the "Responsible Care(R) Partner Award" by
the American Chemistry Council (ACC) at its 2013 Responsible Care
Conference & Expo. The award recognizes "the superb performance and
safety record of companies involved in the distribution,
transportation, storage, use, treatment-disposal and/or sales and
marketing of chemicals."
"We are extremely proud of this award," stated Saia President and CEO
Rick O'Dell. "We transport thousands of shipments every day for
companies in the chemical industry. Because of this, we understand
the great responsibility we have -- not just to these customers, but
to the communities where we work and live."
ACC Responsible Care winners qualified for the awards based on
exemplary performance and were selected by a committee made up of
internal and external experts.
Saia LTL Freight was the first non-bulk LTL carrier in the U.S. to
earn RC14001 certification through the ACC's Responsible Care
Program. The certification reflects our commitment to product
stewardship, distribution, community awareness, emergency response,
and pollution prevention.
For 25 years, Responsible Care has helped ACC member companies
significantly enhance their performance, discover new business
opportunities, and improve employee safety, the health of the
communities in which they operate, and the environment as a whole,
moving us toward a safer, more sustainable future.
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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