Saia recently announced that it has been presented with the 2006 Platinum Team Award by Lowe’s Companies for exceeding four service performance indicators. It is the highest award the carrier has earned from the home improvement giant since they began their partnership. Saia also earned a 2006 LTL Outstanding Program Development Award at the annual Lowe’s awards held in January.
Saia was one of a few carriers to take away multiple awards from the ceremony, hosted by Lowe’s, the country’s second-largest home improvement retailer and No. 42 on the Fortune 500. “Saia demonstrates a commitment to customer service that is unrivaled in the industry,” says Tony Albanese, senior vice president of operations and sales for Duluth, Ga.-based Saia. “It was a great day for Saia, and these two awards are validation of our ongoing effort to become a ‘Best In Class’ carrier.”
Albanese says companies such as Lowe’s view Saia as a strategic partner in their logistics plan. He also recognized individual Saia employees who were key to the success of the Saia and Lowe’s partnership, which led to the awards.