Cowan Systems, LLC is full service transportation and logistics company based in Baltimore, Maryland with operations across the US.
We specialize in providing high quality dedicated fleet service for companies requiring first-rate performance. Cowan proudly partners with Peterbilt and International to ensure our drivers are always behind the wheel of brand new and state art equipment. Today, the company’s fleet has grown to 2,000 power units and 5,000 trailers. Our oldest truck is 3 years old, and our fleet average is only 18 months. We utilize new 53’ lightweight plate trailers, which earned us the nickname "LIGHTWEIGHT FLEET". With a network of Intermodal locations consisting of over 600 power units, a full service logistics division as well as 3PL and Warehouse operations, Cowan will meet all of your transportation needs with unmatched service.
Cowan Systems was founded in 1994 by Joseph W. Cowan as a new operating entity, but has origins dating back over 80 years. In 1924, Joseph Cowan’s father established W. T. Cowan, Inc., a trucking company, which provided LTL service throughout the Middle Atlantic States. As deregulation occurred within the trucking industry, W. T. Cowan, Inc. was transformed into an irregular route truckload carrier. In 1994, the company expanded to include the services of a specialized truckload carrier.
Cowan is the largest motor carrier in the state of Maryland, and has received numerous industry awards, including:
Top 25 Dedicated Contract Carriers 2012-2015. #21
Top Brokerage Firms 2015. #40
Top 100 For-Hire Carrier 2004-2015. #66
Top 50 Logistics Companies 2012-2015. #41
Commercial Carrier Journal
Top 250 Trucking Companies 1999-2015. #65
United States Environmental Protection Agency
SmartWay Excellence Partner 2013-2015.