Duluth, GASaia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA), a leading multi-regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, has successfully completed its full integration of recently acquired Midwest carrier The Connection Company ("The Connection") and Wisconsin carrier Madison Freight Systems.


The 19 terminals added by the acquisition of The Connectiona less-than-truckload carrier operating in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio since 1983are now officially operating as Saia in the major Midwest markets of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Louisville and Toledo. Saia purchased The Connection in November 2006 and completed the integration in February.


The newly integrated territories are providing service that has already surpassed performance goals, said Saia President, Rick ODell. For more than 80 years Saia has focused on growth; the integration of these acquisitions further advances Saia toward our strategic goal of achieving complete coverage across North America."


The operations of Madison Freight Systema less-than-truckload carrier headquartered in Madison, WIwere successfully integrated into Saias direct service on April 2, 2007. With these fully operational Saia-branded terminals serving the additional markets of Green Bay, Madison and Wausau, the acquisition allows Saia to now provide 100% direct coverage to the state of Wisconsin.


The acquisition strategy focused on accelerating enhanced customer service, operating efficiencies and synergy revenue development between Saia and the new territories, culminating in an expanded organization that now serves 34 states with 151 terminals.


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
Duluth, Ga. and a network of 151 terminals, Saia employs 8,500 people. For more information on Saia, Inc., visit http://www.saia.com/.


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