Saia LTL Freight Named Partner Carrier of the Year by the American Chemistry Council

JOHNS CREEK, GA – June 5, 2013 – Saia Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) is pleased to announce that Saia LTL Freight was one of three carriers presented with the “Responsible Care® 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.