Shailaja A. Lakshmi
October 12, 2018
American trucking company Saia announced the recent completion of its new Saia LTL Freight cross-dock facility in Strafford, Missouri. Strafford is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area and is situated approximately 14 miles northeast of the city.
“This new terminal is double the size of our previous Springfield-area facility and will allow us to meet the needs of our shippers not only today, but for years to come,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Ray Ramu. “It’s a significant investment in our network and the surrounding community.”
The standalone terminal is situated on nearly five acres and features an expansive dock, administrative space, and a formal training room. It is located on West Old Route 66.
“This is a prototype facility for Saia,” explained Ramu. “I want to thank everyone who had a hand in making it a reality as we continue to invest in the company’s infrastructure. Springfield is the seventh terminal we’ve opened this year. This demonstrates our commitment to our ongoing strategy to add capacity in new and existing markets.”