Vitran Logistics expands its relationship with Sam's Club to California

    TORONTO, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Vitran Corporation Inc. (NASDAQ:   VTNC, TSX: VTN),
a North American transportation and logistics firm, is pleased to announce
that its operating subsidiary, Vitran Logistics Inc., is expanding its
relationship with Sam's Club.
    Vitran currently operates a dedicated Distribution Center for Sam's Club
in Chicago servicing parts of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Effective
February 1, 2009, Vitran will be opening a second facility in Ontario,
California to meet Sam's Club 3PL requirements in this market. Vitran
President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Gaetz stated, "We are particularly
pleased with this expansion to southern California which leverages our LVLA
acquisition of a year ago, as well as the fact that Sam's Club's management is
confident that we are capable of an expanded relationship in their supply
chain network."
    With this most recent expansion, Vitran Logistics increased its square
footage under management to 2.1 million.

    About Vitran Corporation Inc.

    Vitran Corporation Inc. is a North American group of transportation
companies offering less-than-truckload, logistics, truckload, and freight
brokerage services. To find out more about Vitran Corporation Inc. (NASDAQ:  
VTNC, TSX: VTN), visit the website at

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but are not limited to, technological change, increases in fuel costs,
regulatory changes, the general health of the economy, seasonal fluctuations,
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changes in labour relations and competitive factors. More detailed information
about these and other factors is included in the annual MD&A on Form 10K under
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beyond the Company's control; therefore, future events may vary substantially
from what the Company currently foresees. You should not place undue reliance
on such forward-looking statements. Vitran Corporation Inc. does not assume
the obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the
date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future
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For further information:

For further information: Richard Gaetz, President, CEO; Sean Washchuk,
VP Finance, CFO, Vitran Corporation Inc., (416) 596-7664

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