JOHNS CREEK, GA - March 1, 2012 - Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) announced that Mike Nix as been named the company’s vice president of maintenance and properties

In this role, Nix will be responsible for the acquisition, maintenance and disposition of all real estate and operating equipment on behalf of the company.

“Aside from ensuring that Saia has the equipment and infrastructure to further our business goals, I want to make sure that every piece of equipment we own is operating safely, efficiently and in a manner that is environmentally sound,” explained Nix. “I look forward to building on the many achievements Saia has accomplished over the years.”

A 20-year industry veteran, Nix has experience managing a large private fleet and most recently managed a logistics company in Brazil.

“Mike's business experience and knowledge of the transportation industry will be a great benefit to the company,” said Saia President and CEO Rick O’Dell. “I look forward to his contributions and believe he will strengthen network and fleet management to further our outstanding customer service.” 

Nix will be based at Saia’s headquarters in Johns Creek, Ga.

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 148 terminals, the carrier employs 8,000 people. For more information on Saia, visit the Saia Website at