Quality Distribution Operations Disrupted Due to Hurricane Katrina

By: Bubbajunk.com

TAMPA, FL (PR Newswire) August 31, 2005 Quality Distribution and its independent affiliates operate several terminals and tank washes in areas of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi affected by Hurricane Katrina. While the facilities for the most part seem to have suffered relatively minor physical damage, our operations in the area have been disrupted due to our customers operations being shut down, delivery difficulties resulting from damage to roadways, and the inability to contact many of our drivers in the area. We estimate that inbound and outbound freight into the area
generates approximately $1.5 million dollars per week of revenue. While we do not anticipate the loss of all of this revenue, at this point, we are unable to estimate either the
duration of the disruption or its ultimate impact on our financial performance. In addition, we do not yet know the extent, if any, to which any losses will be covered by business interruption insurance.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Quality Distribution, Inc. through its subsidiary, Quality Carriers, Inc., and TransPlastics, a division of Quality Carriers, and through its affiliates and owners-operators, manages approximately 3,500 tractors and 7,400 trailers. The Company provides bulk transportation and related services and freight
brokerage. It also provides tank cleaning services to the bulk transportation industry through its Quala Wash facilities. Quality Distribution 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.