Saia, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, operates as a transportation company. The company provides a range of less-than-truckload (LTL), non-asset truckload, expedited and logistics services across the United States. Subsidiaries The company’s subsidiaries include Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC (Saia LTL Freight); Saia TL Plus, LLC (Saia TL Plus); Saia Sales, LLC (Saia Sales); and Saia Logistics Services, LLC (Saia Logistics Services). Saia LTL Freight Saia LTL Freight is a multi-regional LTL 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 LTL 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, 2013, Saia LTL Freight operated a network comprised of 150 service facilities. Business Strategy Main elements of the company’s business strategy include the following: continue to focus on operating safely; manage yields and business mix; increase density in existing geographies; continue focus on delivering best-in-class service; prepare the organization for future growth; and expand geographic footprint. Seasonality The company’s revenues are subject to seasonal variations. Customers tend to reduce shipments after the winter holiday season and operating expenses tend to be higher as a percent of revenue in the winter months primarily due to lower capacity utilization and weather effects. Generally, the first quarter is the weakest quarter while the second and third quarters are the strongest quarters in terms of revenue and profit. 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. Regulation As a transportation provider of foodstuffs, the company is subject to rules issued by the Food and Drug Administration to provide security of food and foodstuffs throughout the supply chain. History Saia, Inc. was founded in 2000.
saia inc (SAIA:NASDAQ GS)
11465 Johns Creek Parkway
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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