Saia, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, operates as a transportation company. The company provides a range of less-than-truckload, non-asset truckload, expedited and logistics services across the United States. The company’s subsidiaries include Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC (Saia LTL Freight); Saia TL Plus, LLC; Saia Sales, LLC; and Saia Logistics Services, LLC. The company serves various customers by offering regional and interregional less than truckload, truckload, guaranteed, expedited and logistics services. Saia LTL Freight Saia LTL Freight is a primary multi-regional less than truckload carrier that serves 34 states in the South, Southwest, Midwest, Pacific Northwest and West. Saia LTL Freight specializes in offering its customers a range of regional and interregional less than truckload services, including time-definite and expedited options. Saia LTL Freight primarily provides its customers with solutions for shipments between 100 and 10,000 pounds, but also provides selected guaranteed, expedited and truckload services. As of December 31, 2014, Saia LTL Freight operated a network consisted of 150 locations. Acquisitions In February 2015, the company acquired LinkEx, Inc., an asset-light, third party logistics provider based in Dallas, Texas. Business Strategy Major elements of the company’s business strategy include continuing to focus on operating safely; managing yields and business mix; increasing density in existing geographies; continuing focus on delivering best-in-class service; continuing focus on improving operating efficiencies; preparing the organization for future growth; expanding portfolio of services in the asset-light market; and expanding geographic footprint. Seasonality The company’s revenues are subject to seasonal variations. Generally, the first quarter (year ended December 2014) is the weakest quarter while the second and third quarters are the strongest quarters in terms of revenue and profit. Quarterly profitability is also impacted by the timing of salary and wage increases and general rate increases, which have varied over the years. Regulation As a transportation provider of foodstuffs, the company is subject to rules issued by the Food and Drug Administration to provide for the security of food and foodstuffs throughout the supply chain. Trademarks and Patents The company has registered various service marks and trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including Saia Guaranteed Select, Saia Customer Service Indicators, and Saia Xtreme Guarantee. History Saia, Inc. was founded in 2000.
saia inc (SAIA:NASDAQ GS)
11465 Johns Creek Parkway
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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