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Added on 07/15/2013
VITRAN IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF ITS NEW LEXINGTON CUSTOMER CENTER!Vitran Express is expanding its network of facilities and capacity in its core footprint with the addition of a new customer center in Lexington, Kentucky, opening today. The addition of the Lexington center allows Vitran to improve its service throughout Kentucky. The facility is located at 1025 Goodwin Drive in Lexington and can be reached at 859 963 2340. As part of the company's long term growth strategy in key markets, Vitran is planning additional expansion throughout its network, offering customers increased capacity across the cental Midwest, Southwest and East Coast.
Added on 06/18/2013
VITRAN EXPRESS ANNOUNCES 2013 GENERAL RATE INCREASE - Vitran Express is announcing a 5.9% general rate increase to our current VITR 500/507 base rate tariffs effective July 1, 2013, including minimum charges published in specific customer pricing items. This increase is due in part to a pressing need to maintain service against a backdrop of escalating costs, while meeting or exceeding the requirements and expectations of our customers. On July 1, 2013, our online rating software will be updated for our customers to use in estimating their freight costs prior to shipping with us. Customers may also obtain a rate disk from their local sales representative.
Added on 06/06/2013
Vitran Corporation Inc., a North American transportation firm, today announced it has entered into an interline arrangement with a prominent West Coast carrier to service its customers to the states of California, Arizona and Nevada and similarly with a second carrier to service the state of Colorado. Vitran will continue to focus on regional business within its core geographic footprint, a contiguous area stretching from the central Great Plains to the East Coast, where the company maintains 85% of its current density. Vitran will reposition its assets and resources into its core markets, which will allow for improved service to current and new customers. Vitran Express U.S. President Chris Keylon stated, "We are extremely pleased tobe able to continue to provide service to our customers to the West Coast of t he United States. Our customers can expect to receive consistent, reliable service to points in California, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado." "This partnership will allow our management team to focus on service, productivity and growth in our principal regions in the U.S. The change from direct to interline service, effective August 5, 2013, will result in the closure of seventerminals and have a positive annual financial impact of approximately $3.0 mi llion, concluded Mr, Keylon.
Added on 04/01/2013
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Added on 03/25/2013
The winter storm moving across the Midwest may have an impact on the Vitran Network in the following states: CO,KS,MO,IN,IL,OH and PA.
Added on 03/18/2013
FREEZE WARNING FOR THE WEEK OF 3/18/13! Protect shipments from freezing at pick and delivery in the following states. For 3/18, SD, MN, IA, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, PA. EMBARGO: ND. For 3/19, SD, MN, IA, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, WV, PA. EMBARGO: ND. For 3/20, SD, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, WV, PA. EMBARGO: ND. For 3/21, SD, MN, NE, KS, MO, IA, WI, IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, WV, PA, NJ, MD. EMBARGO: ND, WI and MN. For 3/22, SD, NE, KS, MO, IA, MN, IL, KY, IN, MI, OH, WC, PA, NJ, MD. EMBARGO: ND
Added on 03/18/2013
FREEZE WARNING FOR THE WEEK OF 3/18/13! Protect shipments from freezing at pick and delivery in the following states. For 3/18, SD, MN, IA, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, PA. EMBARGO: ND. For 3/19, SD, MN, IA, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, WV, PA. EMBARGO: ND. For 3/20, SD, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, WV, PA. EMBARGO: ND. For 3/21, SD, MN, NE, KS, MO, IA, WI, IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, WV, PA, NJ, MD. EMBARGO: ND. For 3/22, SD, NE, KS, MO, IA, MN, WI, IL, KY, IN, MI, OH, WV, PA, NJ, MD. EMBARGO: ND.
Added on 03/14/2013
Freezable Protection Notice! Protect shipments at pick-up and delivery to and from the following states: 3/14 MN, WI, IL, MI, IN, OH, PA, WV, NJ 3/15 ND, MN, IA, WI, MI, OH, PA, NJ
Added on 03/07/2013
FREEZABLE WARNING! Please protect shipments from freezing during pick up and delivery in the following states: 3/7 ND, SD, MN, IA, IL, MI, IN, OH, WV, PA. 3/8 ND, MN, WI, MI, OH, PA.
Added on 03/06/2013
As a result of winter storms, the Vitran network may experience delays in the following states: ND, SD, MN, WI, IL, IN, OH, KY, PA, NJ, MD, WV, and VA
Added on 03/05/2013
A severe winter storm could potentially cause network delays in the Vitran system in the following states today and tonight: ND, SD, IA, MN, WI, ID, IL, OH and PA. Updates will be provided as conditions change.
Added on 03/04/2013
FREEZABLE WARNING! Protect shipments from freezing at both pickup and delivery in these states. 3/4: ND, SD, MN, WI, IA, IL, IN, MI, OH, WV, PA, NJ. 3/5: ND, SD, MN, WI, IA, KS, MO, IL, IN, OH, MI, PA, NJ. 3/6: ND, SD, MN, WI, IA, KS, MO, IL, IN, MI, OH, KY, WV, PA, VA, NJ.
Added on 03/04/2013
WEATHER UPDATE: The winter storm moving through IA, MN, ND, SD and WI will impact our operations tonight. We will not be running into or out of MSP tonight. In addition, we will be running in limited directions out of Bismark, Fargo, Tomah and Sioux Falls. Service to and from these states will be impacted. Updates to be provided as weather changes dictate.
Added on 02/27/2013
Kansas City Service Update: KAN deliveries will resume today. The obvious weather issues the Kansas City area has experienced in the last 6 days prevent us from being able to make specific commitments to get specific shipments delivered. We have activated our contigency plan to ensure we process and deliver as much freight as possible each day until we clear the backlog. To determine a new ETA date on a specific shipment, please add 6 working days to that date, and that date will be our new ETA date. For KAN pickups, we will do our best to make pickups in the area, but the recent weather will create significant obstacles. Our immediate focus will be on deliveries, to free resources and balance our operation. We will provide updates as conditions and ETA dates improve.
Added on 02/26/2013
FREEZABLE WARNING FOR 2/26 THROUGH 3/1. Protect shipments from freezing at pick up and delivery in the following states: 2/26: ND, SD, IA, WI, IL, MI, IN, OH, PA, WV, NE, KS, MO 2/27 through 3/1: ND, SD, IA, NE, KS, MO, WI, Il, KY, IN, MI, OH, PA, WV
Added on 02/21/2013
As a result of winter storm "Q", there may be delays in the Vitran Network for the following states: AR, OK, NE, MO, KS, IA, IL, IN In addition to the above listed states, the freight destined to move in the corridors through these states may be impacted by the storm and delayed.
Added on 02/19/2013
FREEZABLE WARNING FROM 2/19 THROUGH 2/22 Protect shipments being picked up and delivered in the following states: 2/19 KS, NE, IL, IN, MI, OH, KY, PA, WV, NJ, SD, MO. Embargo: ND, MN, WI, IA. For 2/20, protect shipments being picked up and delivered to: NE, KS, IL, IN, OH, MI, KY, PA, WV, NJ, MD. Embargo: MN, WI, ND. For 2/21, protect pick ups and deliveries to: ND, SD, NE, KS, WI, MN, MI, NE, IA, IL, IN, OH, PA, KY, WV, NJ, MO. For 2/22, ND. SD, KS, WI, MI, MN, NE, IA, IL, IN, OH, Pa, KY, WV, PA, NJ.
Added on 02/13/2013
Freezable warning from 2/13 to 2/15: For 2/13, protect shipments from freezing at pick up or delivery for the following states: MN, WI, MI, IL, OH, PA, IA. For 2/14: ND, SD, WI, MN, IA, IL, WI, OH, PA. For 2/15: Embargo MN, WI, ND, SD.
Added on 02/08/2013
WI and MI experienced weather delays last night. There was no outbound out of GBY and GRR. SAG ran limited outbounds because of the winter storm. The ROA hub was also impacted by weather, which will affect eastbound freight moving into central and eastern PA, NJ, MD, DE and parts of VA and WV. Tonight we expect weather to affect eastern PA along I80, I81, and I78 that could cause delays in and out of PLG, HBG, SPC and SPF.
Added on 02/07/2013
Freezable Warning from 2/7-2/12. Protect all shipments from freezing at pick-up and delivery in the following states: 2/7:ND, SD, WI, IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, PA, MO, WV 2/8:ND, SD, IL, IA, WI, IN, KY, OH, WV, PA, MI, MN 2/11:ND, SD, MN, WI, IA, NE, IL, IN, MI, OH, PA 2/12:ND, SD, MN, WI, IA, NE, KS, MO, IL, IN, OH, MI, PA, WV.
Added on 02/04/2013
Please note the following. For February 4, protect shipments from freezing into and out of these states:IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, ND, NJ, OH, PA, SD, WV and VA. There is a freezable embargo for MN and WI. For February 5, protect shipments from freezing into and out of these states: ND, SD, MN, WI, IA, IL, OH, PA, NJ, WV, KY, MI and IN. There is no freezable embargo for February 5. For February 6, protect shipments from freezing into and out of these states: ND, SD, MN, IA, WI, IL, MI, IN, KY, OH, WV, PA, and NJ.
Added on 02/01/2013
Over the course of last night, snow and Ice developed in in KY, OH, Southern INNorthern PA, and WVA. As a result of the weather, freight may may be delayed not only in these states but freight traveling through the north-south and and east-west corridors in our network. Charleston, Wv will not be operating a delivery operation today but may be able to make pick-ups
Added on 01/31/2013
We are currently experiencing Network delays because of a winter storm that hasmoved through KS, IA, MN, NE, WI, MI, and parts of IL and IN. Freight moving inand around these lanes may experience delays.
Added on 01/24/2013
There is a freezable warning from Thursday, January 24 through Tuesday, January 28, 2013. Freezable protection is required for shipments being picked up or moving to the following states: IA, IL, IN, MI, ND, OH, PA, SD, WI, and WV. There is a freezable embargo for the following 1/24 MN, 1/25 MN, 1/26 and 1/27 weekend 1/28 none, 1/29 ND.
Added on 01/22/2013
There is a freezable embargo today for freight moving to and from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania due to single digit temperatures.
Added on 01/15/2013
The Vitran network is experiencing limited NetworK delays because of Ice Storms in the Memphis, TN region. Freight moving in and out of the state of Texas may be impacted.
Added on 01/02/2013
Vitran Express is pleased to announce an increase in its southeast capacity with the expansion of its Charlotte terminal. The new 106 door facility, complete with an on site maintenance facility and fuel island, is located at 1200 Amble Drive in Charlotte and may be reached by calling 704 332 1633..
Added on 12/26/2012
As the result of the major winter storm moving through the Midwest, Vitran is experiencing service delays through out our Midwest transportation network. We are currently monitoring the road conditions and we will post network updates as the conditions change.
Added on 12/20/2012
Due to the winter storm in the midwest freight to and from the following states will be delayed: Colorado,Nebraska,Iowa,Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.
Added on 12/14/2012
Please note our operations schedule for the upcoming holiday season: Monday, December 24th is a company holiday. Vitran will make pre-arranged deliveries and pickups as requested by customers. There will be no linehaul or hub operation on Monday. Any pickups made will not move until the Wednesday, December 26th linehaul schedule. We are closed on Tuesday, December 25th. On Monday, December 31st, we will make pre-arranged deliveries and pickups as requested by customers. There will be no linehaul or hub operation on Monday or Tuesday night. Pickups made will not move until Wednesday, January 2nd when linehaul operations resume. We are closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
Added on 11/02/2012
SERVICE UPDATE FOR 11/02/12: The South Plainfield, NJ center remains without phones and electricity. The center will have limited city operations, servicing only those customers that have been confirmed to be open. The phones will remain forwarded to the customer service team. The Phillipsburg, NJ center is operational, although many areas are still not accessible due to storm damage and power outages. The center is able to handle phone calls locally. The Spring City, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Baltimore, MD, Hagerstown, MD, and Charleston, WV centers are operational. There will be some delays as a result of these centers being closed for multiple days. Vitran remains committed to providing service to all its customers and to expediting its recovery from the storm impact.
Added on 11/01/2012
SERVICE UPDATE FOR 11/01/12: Vitran Express continues to recover from the affects of Hurricane Sandy on operations along the Atlantic Coast. The customer centers in South Plainfield and Phillipsburg, NJ will continue to operate in a very limited capacity today. The Spring City, PA customer center will resume operations at about 80%. The centers in Harrisburg, PA, Baltimore, MD, Hagerstown, MD, and Charleston, WV will be fully operational, with the exception of the higher elevations. Customer Centers with power and computer disruptions will continue to be assisted by corporate customer service.
Added on 10/31/2012
SERVICE UPDATE: The South Plainfield, NJ and Phillipsburg, NJ facilities are currently without phones and computers and will have limited operations today. The phones to these centers have been re-routed to call centers for coverage. The Spring City, PA center is partially operational, with sporadic phone and computer services. The other areas that had been impacted earlier in the week are resuming operations, although there is currently no service to the Virginia Beach area, the Maryland shoreline or West Virginia mountain areas. Vitran Express is committed to providing service to the best of our ability in the areas that can be safely accessed. Further updates will be provided as conditions improve along the Atlantic Coast.
Added on 10/30/2012
For Tuesday, October 30, 2012, these Vitran Express customer centers will be closed: Baltimore, MD; Hagerstown, MD; Harrisburg, PA; Spring City, PA; Phillipsburg, NJ; and South Plainfield, NJ. Updates will be provided as weather conditions change.
Added on 10/29/2012
The severe weather resulting from Hurricane Sandy that is bringing hazardous conditions across the Atlantic Coast is affecting Vitran's operations. Unavoidable service delays should be expected due to local road conditions. Vitran Express is committed to providing service to the best of our ability in areas that can be safely accessed and where conditions have improved. We will continue to monitor the situation to minimize the impact on service. Areas impacted include, Spring City, PA; Baltimore and Hagerstown, MD; South Plainfield and Phillipsburg, NJ. As the weather systems progress, pick-ups may be affected in outlying areas serviced by the Richmond and Roanoke, VA and Charleston, WV customer centers.
Added on 10/29/2012
Due to current weather conditions, the following Vitran Express facilities are closed: Spring City, Phillipsburg, South Plainfield, Baltimore, and Harrisburg. We will update the status of our operations again tomorrow morning.
Added on 10/18/2012
Vitran Express is pleased to announce the opening of its 75th location in Green Bay, WI on Monday, October 22, 2012. The new customer center will enable Vitran to strengthen its P&D service in Wisconsin and outbound operations throughout the midwest. Molly Clark, the customer center manager, and her team are located at 2701 North Roemer Road, Appleton, WI 54911. The center can be reached by telephone at 920 202 5450; fax at 920 202 5526. The new center will initially employ 22 people, including 12 city and 6 line haul drivers.
Added on 10/08/2012
Vitran Express would like to announce some modifications to our Tariff Rules effective Monday, October 8. Item 575 Linear Foot Minimum Charge - Shipments utilizing 20 to 28 linear feet of a trailer will be charged the LTL price subject to the greater of $500 or $2.60 per mile, plus fuel. 29 feet to 53 feet is charged the LTL price subject to a minimum of $4.60 per mile or $750, plus fuel. Item 611 Minimum Charge Density - For a shipment occupying 750 cubic feet or more, the minimum charge will be computed using the customer's base rate and discount at class 100 regardless of the actual class or FAK. The weight to use is calculated by multiplying the cubic feet used by 6 pounds per cubic foot. Item 997 Articles Exceeding 12 Linear Feet - Items exceeding 12 and up to 20 linear feet will be assessed an additional charge of $75. Articles over 20 feet and up to 28 feet will be charged $150.
Added on 08/30/2012
Vitran Express is pleased to announce the opening of its newest customer center in Erie, PA on Tuesday, September 4. The additional customer center will enable Vitran to improve its service on inbound and outbound shipments, reducing service days in many lanes that flow through the Toledo hub. The customer center is located at 1523 East 10th Street, Erie, PA 16511. Joe Wurst, the customer center manager, may be reached by phone at (814) 240-2294 or by fax to (814) 453-5920. The new center will initially employ 15 people.
Added on 08/28/2012
The severe weather resulting from Tropical Storm Isaac that is bringing hazardous conditions across the U.S. Gulf Coast is leaving difficult conditions and is affecting Vitran's operations. Unavoidable service delays should be expected due to local road conditions. Vitran Express is committed to providing service to the best of our ability in areas that can be safely accessed and where conditions have improved. We will continue to monitor the situation to minimize the impact on service.
Added on 06/29/2012
Vitran Express is announcing an increase in our base rate tariff effective July 9, 2012. This increase is due in part to a pressing need to maintain our service against a backdrop of increasing costs. Each year the requirements and expectations of our customers grow, while our operating expenses and insurance costs continue to rise. Our increase will be 6.9% and will be applicable on our LTL rates for customers on the VITR 500/507 base rate tariffs. We know that rate changes affect the business of our customers and we want our customers to have predictable costs. Our online rating software will be updated for our customers to use in estimating their freight costs prior to shipping with us. Customers may also obtain a rate disk from their local sales representative.
Added on 03/08/2012
Effective 03/05/12, all special service charges (VITR 125) have been increased10%. Two new rules were added: Item 567 for those areas that are subject to heavy traffic congestion and Item 646 for select points in North Dakota. Please see VITR 125 Rules for further details regarding these charges.
Added on 01/19/2012
There is a Freezable Embargo for the state of North Dakota and for area north of a line in Minnesota from Fargo,ND to Duluth,MN for the rest of this week.
Added on 01/03/2012
No Freezable Embargo 1/3/12
Added on 12/22/2011
Due to winter storm in Colorado and New Mexico freight will be delayed getting to and from Denver and across country to and from the west coast
Added on 07/26/2011
Vitran Express would like to announce that we will increase our base rate tariff effective August 15, 2011. This increase is due in part to a pressing need to maintain our service against a backdrop of increasing costs. Each year the requirements and expectations of our customers grow, while our operating expenses and insurance costs continue to rise. Our increase will be 6.9% and will be applicable on our LTL rates for those customers that utilize the VITR 500 base rate tariffs. Vitran Express was built on principles of integrity and service, and we will continue our tradition of accurate, on time application of the terms of business. We hope our business relationship will continue to grow on this foundation. We know that rate changes affect the business of our customers and we want our customers to have predictable costs. Rating software will be available for our customers to use in estimating their freight costs prior to shipping. Please check back for a link to download a copy or you can request a copy from your local Sales Representative.
Added on 05/23/2011
Due to the tornado that went thru the Joplin, Mo area Sunday evening service will be disrupted for the next couple of days.
Added on 03/23/2011
Fargo,ND service center is shut down today due to weather.
Added on 02/25/2011
Snowstorm across midwest, Michigan and Ohio will delay freight today
Added on 02/21/2011
No Freezable Embargo today.
Added on 02/15/2011
No Freezable Embargo Today.
Added on 02/11/2011
No Freezable Embargo today.
Added on 02/10/2011
No Freezable Embargo today.
Added on 02/10/2011
Memphis,Tn Service Center is closed today.
Added on 02/09/2011
Dallas, Tx and Tulsa,Ok centers are closed today. Memphis,Tn center is closing up now,14:30 central due to winter storm
Added on 02/09/2011
Dallas, Tx and Tulsa,Ok centers are closed today.
Added on 02/08/2011
Freezable Embargo for these states. North and South Dakota, Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.
Added on 02/07/2011
Freezable Embargo for these states:North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.
Added on 02/04/2011
The Dallas,TX and Houston,TX Centers are closed today due to winter storm. No Freezable Embargo in place today. San Antonio,Tx and Laredo,Tx Centers are closed today.
Added on 02/03/2011
Chicago, Il and Tulsa,OK Service Centers are shut down today . Markham and Milwaukee will be running very limited operations today. The states of Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Wisconsin will be operating around 50%. We can pick freezable freight up but it will not move from the origin center and will be protected at origin till the freight can be moved to destination center.
Added on 02/02/2011
JOPLIN, BLOOMINGTON,SOUTH BEND,FT. WAYNE, MARKHAM,MILWAUKEE,CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND,GRAND RAPIDS,SAGINAW, DETROIT, TOLEDO are all shut down today. KANSAS AND ST. LOUIS ARE NOT RUNNING CITY OPERATIONS TODAY NEW JERSEY is operational today but very limited due to ice. TULSA IS SHUT DOWN TODAY
Added on 02/01/2011
A big winter storm will be moving through the midwest this week delaying freight. Joplin,Mo, Tulsa, OK, Oklahoma City,Ok and St Louis,Mo centers are shut down today.
Added on 01/25/2011
No Freezable Embargo today
Added on 01/24/2011
No Freezable Embargo today.
Added on 01/21/2011
Freezble Embargo:North Dakota,Northern Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin
Added on 01/19/2011
Winter Storm that is moving across the midwest will delay freight the next few days.
Added on 01/17/2011
Freezable Embargo for North and South Dakota and Northern Minnesota
Added on 01/14/2011
NO FREEZABLE EMBARGO TODAY
Added on 01/14/2011
Effective 1/14/2011, the Memphis service center is now located at: 2727 Farrisview Blvd, Memphis, TN 38118.
Added on 01/12/2011
NO FREEZABLE EMBARGO TODAY
Added on 01/11/2011
Freezable embargo for western North and South Dakota including BIS and RAP service center. Also include Western Nebraska.
Added on 01/05/2011
No Freezable Embargo today.
Added on 01/03/2011
Freezable embargo for Northern Minnesota
Added on 12/21/2010
NO FREEZABLE EMBARGO TODAY
Added on 12/20/2010
NO FREEZABLE EMBARGO TODAY
Added on 12/15/2010
NO FREEZABLE EMBARGO TODAY
Added on 12/14/2010
NO FREEZABLE EMBARGO TODAY
Added on 12/13/2010
There will be a Freezable Embargo for the state of Minnesota.
Added on 09/23/2010
Vitran Express would like to announce that we will increase our base rate tariff effective October 4, 2010. This increase is due in part to a pressing need to maintain our service against a backdrop of increasing costs. Each year the requirements and expectations of our customers grow, while our operating expenses and insurance costs continue to rise. Our increase will be 5.9% and will be applicable on our LTL rates for those customers that utilize the VITR 500 base rate tariffs. Vitran Express was built on principles of integrity and service, and we will continue our tradition of accurate, on time application of the terms of business. We hope our business relationship will continue to grow on this foundation. We know that rate changes affect the business of our customers and we want our customers to have predictable costs. Rating software will be available for our customers to use in estimating their freight costs prior to shipping. Please check back for a link to download a copy or you can request a copy from your local Sales Representative.
Added on 05/05/2010
Operations in the Nashville area have been restored.
Added on 05/04/2010
Due to recent flooding, our Nashville operation will remain closed today. We are working diligently to restore operations in the Nashville area. We plan on resuming full service tomorrow, May 5th.
Added on 05/03/2010
Due to the recent flooding in the Nashville area, our Nashville operation will be closed today, May 3rd.
Added on 04/13/2009
Vitran Announces Improved Service Standards: In today's competitive environment, customers are demanding improved service times, superior quality, and lower costs. With that in mind, Vitran has re-engineered its entire terminal and linehaul network. Our ability to make this change is a result of our new, fully integrated U.S. platform, which was completed last October. This is important to Vitran, as it will allow us to compete in this economic climate while providing a superior service offering for our customers.To achieve this initiative, the company will simplify its linehaul network so that freight density and load synergies are realized to reduce transit times. We will load more direct linehauls with little or no short haul business going through a break-bulk facility. This will result in 19% of our current business being handled at least one less time. The by-product of this change is better quality handling, less likelihood of damage, and improved service by one day to over 100,000 origin and destination points. The re-engineering will not result in any areas currently serviced by Vitran being abandoned or turned over to an interline agent. In fact, Vitran will service more points direct than before. These changes are scheduled for implementation by Monday, April 13, 2009. As always, Vitran will continue to be on the cutting edge of service requirements to meet the needs of our customers.
Added on 10/02/2006
Vitran Closes $132 Million Pjax Acquizition, Adding Key East Coast Coverage to Growing U.S. Frieght Network: TORONTO, ONTARIO AND PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, Oct 02, 2006 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Vitran Corporation Inc. (NASDAQ: VTNC)(TSX: VTN), a North American transportation and logistics firm, today announced the purchase of PJAX Freight System (www.pjax.com), a regional LTL (less-than-truckload) freight carrier headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. The purchase price consideration of approximately $132 million for PJAX consisted of $80.3 million in cash, $26.5 million of assumed debt, $13.2 million in Vitran stock and holdbacks totaling $12 million payable over the next 365 days.
Added on 01/03/2006
Vitran Expands U.S. Coverage with Aquisition of Nevada-Based Sierra West Express: TORONTO & SPARKS, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2006--Vitran Corporation Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNC)(TSX:VTN), a North American transportation and logistics firm, today announced that it has closed its purchase of the assets of Sierra West Express, Inc., a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carrier with operations in the Western U.S. The transaction was previously disclosed via a December 19, 2005 news announcement, and adds eight new terminals - in California, Nevada and Arizona - to Vitran's growing North American LTL freight network.
Added on 05/31/2005
Vitran Expands U.S. Coverage with Aquisition of Kansas-Based Chris Truck Line: TORONTO & WICHITA, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2005--Vitran Corporation Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNC)(TSX:VTN) - Raises FY 2005 Earnings Guidance Range to $1.35 to $1.47, from $1.23 to $1.35 - Management to Host Live Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Acquisition. Vitran Corporation Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNC)(TSX:VTN), a North American transportation and logistics firm, today announced that it has acquired Chris Truck Line (www.ctrans.com), a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carrier based in Wichita, Kansas, with operations in the Midwestern and Southwestern U.S.