TAMPA, Fla., Jan 26, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Quality Distribution, Inc. (Nasdaq:QLTY) ("Quality") announced that it will participate in both the Stifel Nicolaus 2010 Transportation & Logistics Conference and the 25th Annual BB&T Capital Markets Transportation Services Conference. At each conference, Quality will be represented by Gary Enzor, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Steve Attwood, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, who will present an overview of Quality's business to the investor community at the conferences.
Mr. Enzor and Mr. Attwood will present at the Stifel Nicolaus 2010 Transportation & Logistics Conference on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 9:20 a.m. (EST) at the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Florida. The presentation will be webcast and can be accessed at http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/confLobby.zhtml?ticker=QLTY&item_id=2702565 or at Quality's Investor Relations site at http://investor.shareholder.com/qualitydistribution/events.cfm. The presentation will be archived for 90 days following the conference.
Also, Mr. Enzor and Mr. Attwood will present at the BB&T Capital Markets Transportation Services Conference on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 10:05 a.m. (EST) at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. The presentation will be webcast and can be accessed at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/bbt17/qlty/ or at Quality's Investor Relations site at http://investor.shareholder.com/qualitydistribution/events.cfm. The webcast will be archived for 90 days following the conference.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Quality, through its subsidiaries, Quality Carriers, Inc. and Boasso America Corporation, and through its affiliates and owner-operators, provides bulk transportation and related services. Quality is an American Chemistry Council Responsible Care(R) Partner and is a core carrier for many of the Fortune 500 companies that are engaged in chemical production and processing.
Quality Distribution, Inc.'s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market (GM) under the symbol "QLTY." For further information about Quality, visit the company's website at www.qualitydistribution.com.
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This press release and the oral public statements made by a Quality representative during the webcasts announced in 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 the effect of local and national economic, credit and capital market conditions on the economy in general, and on the industries in which we operate in particular; recent turmoil in credit and capital markets; access to available and reasonable financing on a timely basis; the availability of diesel fuel; adverse weather conditions; competitive rate fluctuations; our substantial leverage and restrictions contained in our debt arrangements and interest rate fluctuations in our floating rate indebtedness; the cyclical nature of the transportation industry due to various economic factors such as 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; changes in demand for our services due to the cyclical nature of our customers' businesses; potential disruption at U.S. ports of entry; our dependence on affiliates and owner-operators and our ability to attract and retain drivers; changes in the future, or our inability to comply with, governmental regulations and legislative changes affecting the transportation industry; our material exposure to both historical and changing environmental regulations and the increasing costs relating to environmental compliance; our liability as a self-insurer to the extent of our deductibles, as well as our ability or inability to reduce our claims exposure through insurance due to changing conditions and pricing in the insurance marketplace; the cost of complying with existing and future anti-terrorism security measures enacted by federal, state and municipal authorities; increased unionization, which could increase our operating costs or constrain operating flexibility; changes in senior management; our ability to successfully manage workforce restructurings; our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses and converted affiliates; and interests of Apollo, our largest shareholder, which may conflict with your interests. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures, including but not limited to risk factors contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10--K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10--Q, as well as other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company disclaims any obligations to update any forward-looking statement as a result of developments occurring after the date of this release.
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SOURCE: Quality Distribution, Inc.
CONTACT: Quality Distribution, Inc. Stephen R. Attwood, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 800-282-2031 ext. 7129
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