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February 8, 2010
Saia Honored with Lowe's 2009 Silver Award

JOHNS CREEK, GA - Feb. 8, 2010 - Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) is pleased to announce that it has been named the "2009 Silver Team Award" recipient by Lowe's Companies, Inc. for exceeding two of the retailer's service performance indicators. This is the tenth consecutive year Saia has been recognized by the nation's second largest home improvement company.

"We are honored to receive this award," said Saia Corporate Account Executive Juan Barroso. "We are very proud of our relationship with Lowe's and look forward to working with them for many more years."

Saia was honored for achieving Lowe's GAP Compliance Goal and the company's "deliveries before exceptions" objective. In order to become GAP compliant, carriers must consistently deliver each Lowe's shipment the same day it arrives at the destination facility.

Ranked 47 on the FORTUNEŽ 500, Lowe's operates 1,700 stores in the United States and Canada.


About Saia, Inc.

Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) is a less-than-truckload provider of regional, interregional and guaranteed services covering 34 states. Saia is home to the industry-leading Xtreme Guarantee product, which guarantees total customer satisfaction from pick-up through invoicing. Saia offers complete North American coverage through partner agreements. With headquarters in Johns Creek, Ga., and a network of 147 terminals, the carrier employs 7,200 people. For more information on Saia, visit the Saia Website at www.saia.com.

For more information, contact:
Jeannie S. Jump
Saia Corporate Communications Coordinator
Phone: 770-232-4069 ˇ E-mail jjump@saia.com