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Not every company can trace its beginnings back over 100 years, but Quality Carriers can.

About Us

Since 1913, Quality Carriers has a reputation for safety, honesty, quality, reliability and industry expertise and serves some of the world’s largest companies.

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QC Advantage

Our mission is simple: lead the industry in safe, on-time deliveries and maintain the best on-road record for driver safety. We invest heavily in driver safety, training, support teams, facilities and technology to enhance our ability to deliver excellence to every customer.

We conduct every client engagement with integrity, adhering to the highest ethical standards and never sacrificing safety or quality for the sake of profits.Our customers expect the very best from us and we are determined to meet their expectations.

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Industry insiders estimate our share of the $4.5 billion transportation/trucking marketplace at 13%, making us the biggest company in the industry.


Why Quality Carriers? We invest heavily in driver safety and training, support teams, facilities, and technology to enhance our ability to deliver quality and excellence to every customer. Our customers expect the very best from us and we are determined to meet their expectations.

Quality Carriers operates from a position of financial strength. Industry insiders estimate our share of the $4.5 billion transportation/trucking marketplace at 13%, making us the biggest company in the industry. Being the biggest is a nice position but our focus is on being the best. Our customer-focused strategies have driven our success and allowed us to grow with our customers.


Though much has changed within our industry since our company’s founding in 1913, through QC’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.

  • 2021

    Acquired by the CSX Corporation on July 1, 2021, Quality Carriers is a subsidiary of one of the nation’s leading transportation suppliers. Today we operate North America’s largest bulk tank trucking fleet with more than 2,500 trucks and 6,400 trailers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 1938

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

  • 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.


Customers & Services

Quality Carriers provides bulk transport, transload, logistics and more to some of the largest and best-known corporations on the planet. Our customers trust us to manage their supply chain and inventory levels in the most efficient manner possible, both in their standard operations and during crises. The fact that Quality Carriers is the preferred choice for chemical companies throughout North America speaks volumes about the quality of our services and the excellence of our people.


  • Metals
  • Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Paper, Packing and Printing


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    We’re a Registered SmartWay® Transport Partner

    Quality Carriers is proud to be involved with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay® program with a commitment to reduce our environmental footprint.

    We joined the program as a SmartWay Transport Partner in 2020. This voluntary public-private program aims to advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking, and improving freight transportation efficiency.

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    Top 100 Trucker List for 2021

    Inbound Logistics recognizes Quality Carriers as a 2021 Top 100 Trucker for consistently providing premium service, reliability, scalability – the watchwords of supply chain professionals who need to provide service to their increasingly demanding customers,” said Felecia Stratton, Editor, Inbound Logistics. “Reliable transportation partners such as Quality Carriers allow shippers to do more with less, and operate efficiently and cost effectively.