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Web Services

Saia continually strives to offer our customer's value added products. By updating our Web Services, information is available quickly, efficiently and in convenient and understandable formats.

Shipment Link

This feature gives customers the ability to incorporate Saia's tracing data by linking both sites. In order to take advantage of this feature, we suggest you provide the following URL address to your Internet Development Department:


The information below outlines the Web Service tools available from Saia. Your Information Technology specialists can access the web site by using the following interfaces for integrating with Saia's computer system.

    Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP POST/GET)

    This option allows developers to submit a POST or GET request containing an XML document to the Saia web site using HTTP. The Saia web site processes the request and returns a proper XML document with requested information. Because XML & HTTP are so readily available, most developers will have no problem creating applications capable of quickly communicating with the Web services that expose this interface.

    Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)

    SOAP is a lightweight protocol intended for exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed environment. It uses XML technologies to define an extensible messaging framework providing a message container that can be exchanged over a variety of underlying protocols. The framework has been designed to be independent of any particular programming environment.

    Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)

    This interface combines the above options allowing users to pass XML documents through SOAP using a request string. In return, the user receives a response string containing the requested information.
Our Web Services are implemented using Microsoft's .NET Framework.

A Saia Secure UserID and Password will be required to access these Web Services.

Below is a listing of the Web Service methods currently available, please click the link to view XML document specifications and programming details:

Shipment GetByProNumber Get shipment tracing information by Saia Pro Number.
GetByBLNumber Get shipment tracing information by Customer Bill of Lading Number.
GetByPONumber Get shipment tracing information by Customer Purchase Order Number.
GetByShipperNumber Get shipment tracing information by Shipper Reference Number.
GetByPartnerNumber Get shipment tracing information by Partner Freight Bill Number.
RateQuote Create Create a rate quote.
BOL Create Create a bill of lading.
Pickup Create Schedule a Pickup.
Get Images Getimginfo1 Get shipment images/documents.


Saia Inc. authorizes the use of these Web Services solely to facilitate the exchange of information between Saia and the customer. Unauthorized use of Saia, Inc. Web Services and information is strictly prohibited. All services may be used for lawful purposes only. No warranty, express or implied, is given relating to the accuracy of content and Saia, Inc. does not accept any liability for error or omission.

Saia Inc. reserves the right to refuse or cancel these services at it's sole discretion. If any terms or conditions are failed to be followed, results constitute grounds for immediate account deactivation.