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December 13, 2010
Saia Named Interregional Carrier of the Year by CoLinx, LLC

JOHNS CREEK, GA - Dec. 13, 2010 - Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) is pleased to announce that it has been named the 2009-2010 Interregional Carrier of the Year by CoLinx, LLC, a manufacturer-owned provider of shared e-commerce and logistics services in North America.

"We are honored by this recognition and proud of our partnership with CoLinx," said Saia President and CEO Rick O'Dell.

Since forming in 2001, CoLinx has grown to include operations in seven locations with over 800 employees billing over $60 million annually in service revenue. The company operates shared warehouses, a transportation network in addition to freight bill audit and payment services, a foreign trade zone, and a variety of information technology services.

"We value Saia's loyalty," explained Roger Schumann, CoLinx's vice president of transportation services. "We appreciate the efforts all Saia employees made on behalf of CoLinx."

At the end of the third quarter, Saia posted 97.1 percent on-time service and 99.6 percent pick-up performance. Saia's "Exception-free Delivery" performance for November 2010 was 98.5 percent.

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 7,500 people. For more information on Saia, visit the Saia Website at www.saia.com.