Saia names Staver director of safety, claims prevention


Saia Inc. announced Karla Staver as the company’s new director of safety and claims prevention, responsible for leading and overseeing Saia’s safety department, all regional safety and claims prevention managers, as well as the quality and return-to-work managers.

Responsibilities include ensuring all drivers meet company and U.S. Department of Transportation policies and procedures, overseeing safety and claims prevention training, compliance with all government regulations, and the reduction and prevention of claims including the continuous improvement of Saia’s new Exception-free Delivery Customer Service Indicator.

A 10-year industry veteran, Staver previously worked as Saia’s regional human resource manager for both the company’s Atlanta and Charlotte regions. She also served as one of company’s safety administrative supervisors and as a regional safety manager.

“Karla’s business expertise, professionalism and wealth of experience in safety and quality will only enhance Saia’s safety department,” says Rick O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of the Johns Creek, Ga.-based company. “I look forward to her continued insight and contributions in this new role and believe her approach will only add more value in our progress to deliver outstanding results.”