* Q4 loss $0.23
* Revenue falls 11.5 pct to $174.3 mln
* Economic slowdown hurts results
Feb 10 (Reuters) - Canadian transportation company Vitran Corp VTN.TO posted a quarterly loss as revenue fell amid weakness in the North American economy and transportation industry.
For the fourth quarter, Vitran reported a loss of $3.2 million, or 23 cents a share, compared with a profit of $1.7 million, or 12 cents a share, a year earlier.
Revenue for its less-than-truckload unit fell 14 percent to $127.1 million, and the unit reported a loss from operations of $4.7 million.
Results for the latest quarter included a $0.9 million write-off of previously capitalized syndication costs related to the bank amendment.
In December, Vitran said it agreed with its lenders led by JPMorgan Chase Bank to modify a debt arrangement, expanding its leverage ratio covenant.
At Dec. 31, the company had long-term debt of $93.5 million.
Vitran shares, which have lost more than 70 percent of their value over the past six months, closed at C$5.85 Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange. (Reporting by R. Manikandan in Bangalore; Editing by Deepak Kannan)