November 21, 2008 3:30 PM, EST

Saia Makes Warning System Standard on New Trucks

Less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. said it will make lane departure warning systems standard for all new tractors.

The system, manufactured by Iteris Inc., uses a camera mounted on the windshield to track lane markings on roadways.

The system generates audio and visual alarms when a driver makes an unintentional lane change.
To date, Saia has taken delivery of about 140 Iteris systems. The carrier runs about 3,400 tractors.

Saia is ranked No. 25 on the Transport Topics 100 listing of U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.