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.
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:
XML & SOAP
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
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:
||Get shipment tracing information by Saia Pro Number.
||Get shipment tracing information by Customer Bill of Lading Number.
||Get shipment tracing information by Customer Purchase Order Number.
||Get shipment tracing information by Shipper Reference Number.
||Get shipment tracing information by Partner Freight Bill Number.
||Create a rate quote.
||Create a bill of lading.
||Schedule a pick-up.
||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.