Quality Distribution, Inc. Announces Management Changes

Quality Distribution, Inc. Announces Management Changes

        - Stephen R. Attwood, President & COO of Quality, to Retire –

         - Thomas N. Flessor Named President of QC Energy Resources –

TAMPA, Fla., April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quality Distribution, Inc.
(Nasdaq:QLTY) announced today Stephen R. Attwood, President & Chief Operating
Officer of Quality Distribution, will retire effective April 30^th, 2013.

"Steve has contributed as much to the success of this company as anyone, and I
am very grateful he came out of retirement in 2008 to help engineer a
turnaround in our business model. Over the last eighteen months, Steve has
spent the vast majority of his time building and overseeing our energy
logistics business, which he and Mark Bitting grew from a concept into a $160
million in revenue operation with further opportunities for growth," said Gary
Enzor, Chief Executive Officer.

Enzor added, "Over the lasttwenty-one years, I have had the privilege of
working with Steve at four separate companies, and will sincerely miss his
tireless drive for results. We wish him well in retirement and his pursuit of
philanthropic activities."

Thomas N. Flessor will succeed Attwood in managing the company's energy
logistics business as President of QC Energy Resources ("QCER"), a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Quality Distribution.

"Tom is a hands-on operating executive with deep industrial and transportation
experience," said Enzor. "Tom joined us in 2010 where he was primarily
responsible for managing our transportation assets, and was extremely
successful in improving efficiency within our chemical logistics business.
More recently, he has been actively involved in managing and improving our
Texas and Oklahoma shale operations. Going forward, Tom will focus on
enhancing the profitability of our energy logistics business by rationalizing
underperforming operations, improving asset utilization, and shifting our
product mix toward steadier, more predictable oil movements versus water
movements. Tom has led large and complex operations working for Allied-Signal
and Honeywell, and he also worked for British Petroleum early in his career.I
believe his excellent operational focus will help us quickly improve
profitability in our high-growth potential energy logistics business."

Mark Bitting, who previously served as President of QCER, will take on the
role of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for QCER.

"Mark had the fortitude and tenacity to get our energy logistics business off
the ground and spent most of his time building out the model from a sales and
marketing perspective," said Enzor."He is extremely knowledgeable about the
unconventional oil and gas marketplace and will leverage his strong customer
relationships to help QCER in its next stage of growth.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Quality operates the largest chemical bulk
logistics 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, fresh water, and production fluids, through its wholly-owned
subsidiaries QC Energy Resources, Inc. and QC Environmental Services,
Inc.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 contains certain forward-looking information that is
subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995.Forward-looking information is any statement
other than a statement of historical fact.Forward-looking statements are
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, risks and uncertainties regarding
forward-looking statements include (1) the effect of local, national and
international economic, credit, capital and labor market conditions on the
economy in general, on our ability to obtain desired debt financing and on the
particular industries in which we operate, including excess capacity in the
industry, the availability of qualified drivers, changes in fuel and insurance
prices, interest rate fluctuations, and downturns in customers' business
cycles and shipping requirements; (2) our substantial leverage and our ability
to make required payments and comply with restrictions contained in our debt
arrangements or to otherwise generate sufficient cash flow from operations or
borrowing under our ABL Facility to fund our liquidity needs; (3) competition
and rate fluctuations, including fluctuations in prices and demand for
transportation services as well as for commodities such as natural gas and
oil; (4) our reliance on independent affiliates and independent
owner-operators; (5) a shift away from or slowdown in production in the shale
regions in which we have energy logistics operations; (6) our liability as a
self-insurer to the extent of our deductibles as well as changing conditions
and pricing in the insurance marketplace; (7) increased unionization, which
could increase our operating costs or constrain operating flexibility; (8)
changes in, or our inability to comply with, governmental regulations and
legislative changes affecting the transportation industry generally or in the
particular segments in which we operate; (9) federal and state legislative and
regulatory initiatives, which could result in increased costs and additional
operating restrictions upon us or our oil and gas frac shale energy customers;
(10) our ability to access anduse disposal wells and other disposal sites and
methods in our energy logistics business; (11) our ability to comply with
current and future environmental regulations and the increasing costs relating
to environmental compliance; (12) potential disruptions at U.S. ports of
entry; (13) diesel fuel prices and our ability to recover costs through fuel
surcharges; (14) our ability to attract and retain qualified drivers; (15)
terrorist attacks and the cost of complying with existing and future
anti-terrorism security measures; (16) our dependence on senior management;
(17) the potential loss of our ability to use net operating losses to offset
future income; (18) potential future impairment charges; (19) the interests of
our largest shareholder, which may conflict with your or our interests; (20)
our ability to successfully identify acquisition opportunities, consummate
such acquisitions and successfully integrate acquired businesses and converted
affiliates and achieve the anticipated benefits and synergies of acquisitions
and conversions, the effects of the acquisitions and conversions on the
acquired businesses' existing relationships with customers, governmental
entities, affiliates, owner-operators and employees, and the impact that
acquisitions and conversions could have on our future financial results and
business performance and other future conditions in the market and industry
from the acquired businesses; (21) our ability to execute plans to profitably
operate in the transportation business and disposal well business within the
energy logistics market; (22) our success in entering new markets; (23)
adverse weather conditions; (24) our liability for our proportionate share of
unfunded vested benefit liabilities, particularly in the event of our
withdrawal from any of our multi-employer pension plans; and (25) changes in
planned or actual capital expenditures due to operating needs, changes in
regulation, covenants in our debt arrangements and other expenses, including
interest expenses. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the
various disclosures regarding these and other risks and uncertainties,
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, 2012 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, whether as a result of developments occurring
after the date of this release or for any other reasons.

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

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