Quality Distribution, Inc. Names Randall T. Strutz President of Quality Carriers, Inc.

TAMPA, Fla., April 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quality Distribution, Inc. ("Quality" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:QLTY) today announced that it has named Randall T. Strutz as President of its wholly-owned subsidiary Quality Carriers, Inc. Quality Carriers is the primary operating unit within the Company's Chemical Logistics business.

"Randy has done an outstanding job since joining Quality in 2010 as SVP of Sales by bringing a disciplined focus to customer service," said Gary Enzor, Chief Executive Officer. "By expanding Randy's scope, we believe our core Chemical business will benefit by his leadership and drive to grow our revenues and improve overall operating performance."

Strutz, who joined Quality in April, 2010 as SVP of Sales, has over 22 years experience in transportation and logistics. Prior to joining Quality, Strutz was CEO of Morgan Systems, Inc. Prior to that, he was at Pacer International for six years where he held various responsibilities such as the Chief Commercial Officer, as well as the President of Rail Brokerage and Chief Operating Officer. Strutz has also held key management positions in operations and logistics at Thomson, S.A., a multinational consumer products manufacturer.

"I am excited about this opportunity," said Strutz. "Quality Carriers' solid foundation positions us to capture additional share in the strong North American chemical market."

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Quality operates the largest chemical bulk tank truck network in North America through its wholly owned subsidiary, Quality Carriers, Inc., and is the largest North American provider of intermodal tank container and depot services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Boasso America Corporation. Quality also provides logistics and transportation services to the unconventional oil and gas industry including crude oil, proppant sand, fresh water, and production fluids, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, QC Energy Resources, Inc. and QC Energy Resources, LLC. Quality's network of independent affiliates and independent owner-operators provides nationwide bulk transportation and related services. Quality is an American Chemistry Council Responsible Care® Partner and is a core carrier for many of the Fortune 500 companies that are engaged in chemical production and processing.

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This press release may contain certain forward-looking information that is subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or projected in the forward-looking statements. Without limitation, additional risks and uncertainties regarding forward-looking statements include our ability to drive revenue growth and improve overall operating performance in our chemical business, and our ability to capture additional market share in the North American chemical markets. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures, including but not limited to risk factors contained in Quality Distribution, Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as well as other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Quality disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of developments occurring after the date of this release.

CONTACT: Joseph Troy
         Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
         800-282-2031 ext. 7195
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