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TORONTO and INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vitran Corporation Inc. (Nasdaq:VTNC) (TSX:VTN), a North American LTL transportation and Supply Chain firm, today announced that it has sold selected assets of Frontier Transport Corporation to Online Transport, based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
"For the last few years, Vitran has been focusing on its two core segments, LTL and Supply Chain Operations. Frontier, our small owner-operator Truckload operation, took a back seat. Therefore, we are extremely pleased with this transaction as the majority of our associates will continue to serve our many valued Truckload customers, and our sole focus will be on our two core operations," stated President and CEO Rick Gaetz of Vitran Corporation Inc.
"On-Line Transport purchased 794 trailers while Vitran retains 174 of the newest trailers to be redeployed in the LTL operation. The proceeds and net working capital is approximately $5 million. I would like to thank the management team and all associates for their efforts and loyalty over the past 15 years," added Rick Gaetz.
Steve Cook, current President of Frontier, will continue to lead this new business unit at Online and he stated, "I am appreciative of my long standing relationship with Vitran and am excited to be bringing Frontier into a pure Truckload environment so that we may aggressively develop the Company into the future."
About Vitran Corporation Inc.
Vitran Corporation Inc. is a North American group of transportation companies offering less-than-truckload, supply chain, and freight brokerage services. To find out more about Vitran Corporation Inc. (Nasdaq:VTNC) (TSX:VTN), visit the website at
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CONTACT: Vitran Corporation Inc.
Richard Gaetz, President/CEO
Sean Washchuk, VP Finance/CFO