Saia LTL Freight Named to Inbound Logistics' 2014 "G75" List

Saia LTL Freight Named to Inbound Logistics' 2014 "G75" List  JOHNS CREEK, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/29/14 --  Saia Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) is pleased to announce that Inbound Logistics has again named Saia LTL Freight to its "G75" Green Supply Chain Partners list.  The magazine's annual list focuses on companies that are "leading by example, demonstrating measurable progress over the past few years as they integrate sustainability into their respective enterprises." In making their selections, consider a company's corporate sustainability initiatives, collaborative customer-driven projects, and participation in public-private partnerships. They use four benchmarks including measurable green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement, and industry recognition.  "We are pleased to have again been recognized by Inbound Logistics," said Saia Vice President of Marketing and Customer Service Sally Buchholz. "Saia continues to support the many 'green' programs and collaborations we have initiated over the years, including our partnership with Smartway and our adherence to the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care Program."  Sustainability initiatives include our "no idling" policy, our longstanding recycling programs, our installation of trailer skirts, and our progressive shifting program. Through the latter, we have achieved further fuel efficiency -- improving our miles per gallon by more than 3 percent when comparing first quarter 2013 to first quarter 2014. Currently, over 75 percent of our drivers are achieving the company shifting efficiency score. Before we began using Vnomics to implement our progressive shifting program, our fleet averaged 5.9 miles per gallon (MPG). Most recently, our fleet is averaging 6.8 MPG.  At Saia, we embrace our responsibility to the environment and the communities where we work and live. As such, we continuously work to lessen the impact our operations have on the environment.  About Saia Inc.  Saia Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA), with 2013 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 Georgi a, Saia employs 8,500 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. This year marks Saia's 90th anniversary. For more information on Saia Inc. or any of the service groups, visit  Image Available:  For more information, contact: Jeannie S. Jump Saia  Corporate Public Relations Coordinator Phone: 770-232-4069  E-mail     
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