Saia LTL Freight Company Review

Saia LTL Freight Company Overview

Saia LTL Freight company logo

Saia began in 1924 when Louis Saia, Sr., a produce dealer in Houma, LA, decided there was more to be made in delivering produce than selling it. Our first "truck" was the family car with the rear seats removed.

Over the next 45 years, Saia continued to expand, establishing terminals throughout Louisiana and Texas. By 1986, Saia was one of the largest regional LTL carriers in the country, with 23 terminals across five Southeastern states, approximately 1000 employees and over $50 million in revenue.

Today, Saia's network of 147 terminals covers 34 states in the U.S. as well as Canada. Through our network of partners, we serve the balance of the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii, plus Puerto Rico and Mexico. Through our operating service groups - Saia LTL, Saia Logistics Services , and LinkEx - we provide complete transportation and logistics solutions.

Saia LTL Freight Corporate Headquarters

Map of Saia corporate headquarters
11465 Johns Creek Parkway Suite 400
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 1-800-765-7242
Website: Saia LTL Freight

Getting Hired At Saia LTL Freight

Saia LTL Freight Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Maintains a Class A CDL
  • Maintains T endorsement and X or H endorsement
  • Minimum 1 year tractor trailer experience
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No DUI or DWI in last 5 years.

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Saia Hiring Area

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Minimum Hiring Age For Saia LTL Freight

Saia Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Boyd Bros. 23  
    .
  • J.B. Hunt 21  
    .
  • Averitt 21  
    .
  • Navajo 21  
    .
  • Saia 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Saia LTL Freight

Saia Minimum Experience:
12 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Wilson  12  
    .
  • Saia  12  
    .
  • Estenson  12  
    .
  •  Schaffer
    No Experience Required
  •  Jim Palmer
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required

Saia LTL Freight Driver Benefits

Comprehensive Health, Rx and Vision Benefits (no employee contribution after 10 years)

  • Dental Coverage Available
  • 401K Plan with company match and immediate vesting
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Credit Union
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, Jury Duty, and Bereavement
  • Direct payroll deposit
  • Company-paid Disability & Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program & Educational Scholarships
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Safety Awards
  • Driver Uniform Program

Saia LTL Freight Operations

Driving Opportunities At Saia LTL Freight

Driver Types:

  • Solo

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • LTL

Route Types:

  • Regional
  • Line-Haul
  • LTL
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Saia Operating Area

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Saia Company Terminal Locations

Saia LTL Freight terminal locations

Saia has 147 terminals. Here is a partial listing:

  • Mayfield, KS
  • Goddard, KS
  • Garden Plain, KS
  • Clements, KS
  • Colwich, KS
  • Rago KS
  • Cheney, KS
  • Penalosa, KS
  • Hesston, KS
  • Burrton, KS
  • Oaklawn, KS
  • Burden, KS
  • El Dorado, KS
  • Belmont, KS
  • Zimmerdale, KS
  • Halstead, KS
  • Severy, KS
  • Canton, KS
  • Eastborough, KS
  • Duquoin, KS
  • Milton, KS
  • Bel Aire, KS
  • Haysville, KS
  • Dennis The Menace, KS
  • Clearwater, KS
  • Grenola, KS
  • Maple City, KS
  • Plevna, KS
  • Partridge, KS
  • Matfield Green, KS

Saia Yearly Revenues

Saia: $1,300,000,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • Hub  $3.37B
    .
  • CR England  $1.5B
    .
  • Saia  $1.3B
    .
  • Crete  $1.01B
    .
  • May  $188M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Saia Yearly Miles

Saia: 315,210,776

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • ODFL  646.9M
    .
  • Saia  315.21M
    .
  • TMC  210.07M
    .
  • Gardner  125.15M
    .
  • Trimac  125M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Saia Company Policies

  • Saia Home Time Options

    Saia has the following home time options available:

    • Daily
    • Weekly
  • Saia Rider Policy

    Saia does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • Saia Tuition Reimbursement

    Saia does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Saia Pet Policy

    Saia does not allow pets.

Saia Company Equipment

Saia Number Of Trucks

Saia Number Of Trucks:
3,459 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Saia  3,459
    .
  • PAM  1,761
    .
  • Boyd Bros.  1,050
    .
  • A. Duie Pyle  878
    .
  • Ward  500
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Saia Number Of Trailers

Saia Number Of Trailers:
10,000 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Saia  10,000
    .
  • Southeastern  6,000
    .
  • TransAm  2,400
    .
  • Oak Harbor  1,842
    .
  • CT  1,015
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Saia Governed Speed

Saia Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • Millis  66 mph
    .
  • XPO  65 mph
    .
  • May  61 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • Saia  0 mph
    .

Saia Tractor Brands

  • Saia

  • Hunt

  • Prime

  • Navajo

  • J.B. Hunt

  • Ozark

  • Swift

  • Werner

  • MVT

  • Eagle

  • Wil-Trans

  • Gypsum

Saia Transmission Types

Saia has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Crete
    • Schaffer
    • Prime
    • Hunt
    • Lone Star
    • SRT
  • Automatics
    • Maverick
    • Dillon
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Carter
    • Averitt
    • Koch
  • Mix Of Both
    • CRST
    • Trimac
    • Ozark
    • Melton
    • Jim Palmer
    • XPO

Saia APU Policy

Saia has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Lone Star
    • Ozark
    • Jim Palmer
    • Trimac
    • Melton
    • Stevens
  • Without APU's
    • Knight
    • Averitt
    • Roehl
    • Cowan
    • Hogan
    • Southeastern
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

Saia Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Saia

    The training at Saia will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • Saia Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Saia

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Saia you will run solo after training.

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