TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quality Distribution, Inc. (Nasdaq:QLTY) ("Quality") announced today the launch of a public secondary offering of its common stock. Certain stockholders of Quality (the "Selling Stockholders"), including funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC, are offering for sale to the public 4,269,741 shares of Quality's common stock owned by them. The Selling Stockholders will grant to the underwriters of the secondary offering an option to purchase up to 426,974 shares of additional common stock. Quality will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares by the Selling Stockholders in this offering. The offering will be made under Quality's registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as joint bookrunning managers for the offering. The co-managers for the offering are SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., BB&T Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Avondale Partners, LLC. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor does it constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained from BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by email at email@example.com; Goldman Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, telephone: 866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or telephone: 1-866-803-9204; or by contacting Quality Distribution, Inc., 4041 Park Oaks Boulevard, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33610, Attn: Corporate Secretary. About Quality 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.