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Not every company can trace its beginnings back over 100 years, but Quality Carriers can. We have been in the business of transporting goods and materials since 1913, when our founder, B. F. Leaman, started this company with a single Pierce Arrow truck delivering lime and milk around Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. From that time up to today, Quality Carriers has built a reputation for safety, honesty, quality, reliability and industry expertise by capitalizing on the opportunities to serve some of the world’s best and biggest companies.

100

Terminals in North America

100+

Years experience

100%

Safety Focused

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At Quality Carriers, our mission is to establish and maintain a position of leadership in our industry by providing our valued customers with safe and on-time delivery of customer goods and materials every time. At the same time, as a company, we strive to maintain the industry’s best on-road record for driver safety. To fulfill this mission, every Quality Carriers employee commits to providing our drivers with the very best network of support possible. Our corporate culture is one that fosters an environment encouraging open communication with drivers while maintaining a company-wide focus on safety and quality.

As a member of the Quality Distribution family of companies, we support its mission to maintain its place as the industry’s leader in bulk transportation and all the related world-class services we provide to our valued customers. We do our part by ensuring that our drivers are well trained, our equipment is well maintained and our customers are delighted by the quality of our people and our services. Safety, quality, reliability and dependability are the watchwords of our day-to-day activities and we demonstrate excellence and expertise in every task entrusted to us by our valued customers. We conduct every client engagement with integrity, adhering to the highest ethical standards. We never sacrifice safety or quality for the sake of profits.

Though much has changed within our industry since our company’s founding in 1913, through QDI's history we are proud to say we continue operating under the same values of honesty, integrity and a respect for the safety of everyone connected with our operations.

1913

In 1913 there was a need in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for the timely delivery of both lime and milk. A small trucking company was formed to help meet this need. By 1930, the company was successful enough to purchase Mileage Motor Corporation, and began hauling fuel oil in addition to the lime and milk, the basis of the business.

1938

In 1938, Wheatland, Illinois, Quality Carriers was formed with a focus on hauling milk in the Chicago area.

1998

In 1998 Chemical Leaman and Montgomery Tank Lines combined, bringing together the industry's largest asset base and most complete service offering. This started an integration effort that culminated in 1999 when the two companies announced the formation of Quality Distribution, Inc., as the parent company and re-established the name of Quality Carriers for its first subsidiary.

2020

Today, Quality Carriers has positioned itself as the leader in bulk chemical transportation by developing strong client relationships and focusing on driver growth and retention.

Quality Carriers offers its valued customers a full array of logistical services, including Intermodal and Bulk transport, Transload, Logistics and more. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is shown in our ability to help our customers manage their supply chain and inventory levels in the most efficient manner whether services are planned out weeks in advance or an emergency arises requiring immediate assistance. Our extensive North American network features more than 100 terminals in strategic locations across North America.

As a company, we are committed to ensuring the safety of every customer load. Our rigorous carrier safety program helps ensure minimal disruption of deliveries due to accident.

As the industry’s leader, we enjoy a strong market position. This, coupled with more than 100 years of experience in delivering excellence in customer service and satisfaction, help make Quality Carriers the preferred choice for chemical companies throughout North America.

As the leading transportation and logistics solutions provider in our industry, Quality Carriers prides itself on delivering excellence to each and every customer. While we provide our services to a diversified set of markets and industries such as Metals, Electronics, Automotive and Energy, to name just a few.

These include:

  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Paper, Packaging and Printing

Our customers are some of the largest and best-known corporations on the planet. The fact that these global leaders trust us with their transportation and logistics requirements speaks volumes about the quality of our services and the excellence of our people.

Current Quality Carriers Customers include:

  • Dow
  • DuPont
  • Unilever
  • PPG
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Ashland
  • Arclin
  • Shell
  • BASF
  • Honeywell

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