SAIA Gains Competitive Edge, Mobilizes Fleet Using AT&T Mobility Solutions
JOHNS CREEK, GA, Oct. 1, 2014 – Saia LTL Freight, a trucking and logistics company, is using a suite of AT&T* Advanced Mobility Solutions to simplify work processes and save money. With rugged mobile devices, M2M technology and network services from AT&T, Saia can better manage its fleet of trucks at the terminal or in the field.
Saia drivers use rugged handheld computers to quickly connect with dispatch managers and fleet operations. Additionally, the AT&T wireless network is embedded in Saia’s black box solution that allows for trucks to provide near real-time updates on fuel consumption, and driver and engine performance. With this and the monitoring of the maintenance, safety, dispatch and location of vehicles, Saia has seen significant reduction in operational costs.
“We transport goods for the retail, chemical and manufacturing industries throughout a 34-state network,” said Mark Robinson, chief information officer of Saia LTL Freight. “AT&T gives our drivers and dispatch managers the on-the-go tools needed to be more efficient, at the office or on the road. We can better serve our customers and keep a competitive edge for many years to come.”
Saia provides customers with near real-time updates on their shipments while in transit. Company vehicles use AT&T M2M technology to track the location of deliveries and help ensure that orders arrive on time.
“Businesses are shifting to an environment where people, processes and assets are always connected,” said Mike Troiano, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions. “We provide companies with mobility solutions that streamline communication across the board and help deliver the best possible customer experience.”
Saia has also embraced Wi-Fi technology to better manage its terminals. Using the AT&T Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network, the company runs crossdock functions to keep inventory of freight at various locations. With a fleet of forklifts and other specialized equipment, dockworkers and quality assurance managers can verify the classification of freight that is moving through Saia’s 147 terminals nationwide.
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About Saia Inc.
Saia Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA), with 2013 revenues of $1.1 billion, offers customers a wide range of less-than-truckload, non-asset truckload, and logistic services. The company operates 147 terminals in 34 states and is home to the industry-exclusive Customer Service Indicators and Xtreme Guarantee. With headquarters in Georgia, Saia employs 8,500 people nationwide. Saia LTL Freight has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations Safety Management Council with first place honors for its outstanding safety record. This year marks Saia's 90th anniversary.