TransForce Inc. to Acquire ATS Andlauer Retail Solutions Division


    MONTREAL, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - TransForce Inc. ("TransForce") (TSX:
TFI - T), the leader in the Canadian transportation and logistics industry,
today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Retail
Solutions Division of ATS Andlauer Transportation Services Limited Partnership
(ATS). The Healthcare Division of ATS will continue under its current
ownership, as part of the Andlauer Management Group Inc.
    "This transaction demonstrates TransForce's strategy of growth through
selectively acquiring leading companies with strong leadership," said Alain
Bédard, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TransForce. "ATS
Retail Solutions is an excellent strategic fit with our existing Canpar and
ICS Courier businesses. Consistent with our approach to acquisitions, it will
operate as an autonomous business and ATS President and CEO Michael Andlauer
will continue to play a leadership role as Chair of a group specifically
focused on courier solutions. We look forward to working with Michael and his
team."
    The acquired Division generates approximately $120 million in annual
revenues. It relies on 165 owner operators for the bulk of its business and
employs a total of 447 employees. The transaction is conditional on the
signing of a definitive agreement, normal closing and regulatory conditions
and is expected to close on or about October 1, 2009.

    Profile

    TransForce Inc. (www.transforce.ca) is the leader in Canada's
transportation and logistics industry. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec,
TransForce creates value for shareholders through managing and investing in a
growing network of wholly-owned, operating subsidiaries. TransForce provides a
comprehensive and unique combination of capabilities, resources and
geographical coverage in both domestic and trans-border markets. Its companies
currently operate in four well-defined business segments:-   Less-Than-Truckload;
    -   Package and Courier;
    -   Specialized Services, which includes its ancillary transportation
        services such as logistics, warehousing & dedicated services, fleet
        management & personnel services; oilfield & oilsand services, and;
        waste management;
    -   Truckload, which includes specialized truckload services.TransForce Inc. shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol TFI.

    Forward-Looking Statements

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contain information and statements of a forward-looking nature concerning the
future performance of TransForce. These statements are based on suppositions
and uncertainties as well as on management's best possible evaluation of
future events. Such factors may include, without excluding other
considerations, fluctuations in quarterly results, evolution in customer
demand for TransForce's products and services, the impact of price pressures
exerted by competitors, and general market trends or economic changes. As a
result, readers are advised that actual results may differ from expected
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For further information: Investors: Alain Bédard, Chairman, President
and CEO, TransForce Inc., (514) 331-4200, abedard@transforce.ca; Media: John
Lute, Lute & Company, (416) 929-5883, jlute@luteco.com