Saia announces improved Midwest transit times

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Saia has announced a reduction in transit times from key points in the Midwest. The Duluth, Ga.-based LTL carrier says the transit time improvements will go into effect Aug. 1.

The changes will mean that Saia customers will receive a 1-day improvement in delivery times on freight moving from points served by terminals in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to terminals across the South and Southwest. Improved transit times will affect shipments originating from Midwest markets destined to points served by terminals in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

Saia President and CEO Rick O’Dell says the 1-day improvement for shipments, as well as the recent rollout of the Saia Xtreme Guarantee, demonstrates the LTL carrier’s ongoing pursuit of excellence.

“Saia representatives review transit improvement opportunities throughout its coverage areas on an ongoing basis,” O’Dell says. “Aggressive reduction of transit times is an ongoing initiative that continues to be a major focus for us.”