Quality Distribution Uses Technology to Improve Intermodal Rail Operations

Mesquite, TX (Oct. 24, 2003) *Quality Distribution Inc. (QDI), the leading national bulk trucking company, today announced it has chosen Horizon Services Group, a specialized intermodal logistics technology provider, to implement their rail logistics interface system. The new software will allow QDI to streamline its intermodal tank container shipping procedures, opening new options to QDI customers for seamless freight movement.

"The solutions provided by Horizon will help us expand the rail intermodal services we can offer to our customers by streamlining our back-office functions" said Bob Kelly, Vice President of Marketing, Quality Distribution Inc, "The new system from Horizon Services will assist us in the implementation of a value-added intermodal tank container solution for shippers in the liquid bulk marketplace."

Working with QDI, HSG will start implementing custom back-office solutions specifically intended to streamline the work associated with truck-to-rail intermodal operations. The new system will handle all associated intermodal functions, including billing, payment and interchange of transaction information between QDI and all major North American railroads. QDI combines the largest fleet of stainless steel tanks with the industries broadest and most complete terminal network; maintaining a fleet of more than 7,500 stainless steel and customized trailers, 3,350 tractors, and a nationwide network of more than 125 full service terminals.

HSG has been providing freight railroad logistics systems and services to Horizon Lines, LLC, since 1999. The automated solution increased efficiency by reconciling freight movements and decreasing the amount of manual processes for the operations department, allowing for better tracking of critical information.

"We are thrilled to be offering our world-class services to a national leader such as Quality Distribution," said Rick Kessler, President, at Horizon Services Group. "Our solutions give organizations the ability to reduce business costs, while focusing on what matters most * customer satisfaction."

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