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Cowan Systems LLC.


Cowan Systems was founded in 1994 by Joseph W. Cowan as a new operating entity, but its origin dates back over 90 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 its focus to include the services of a specialized truckload carrier. Today, the company’s fleet has grown to 1,600 power units and 4,000 trailers.

View our video of how Cowan Systems, LLC. Started and how we’ll continue to grow.


Cowan Systems was founded by Joe Cowan and is the latest evolution of his father’s business dating back to 1924. Cowan’s recipe for success has always been its people. From the most courteous and professional drivers in the industry to Joe Cowan; management is everyone’s responsibility.

We share a simple management philosophy that is derived from the principles of entrepreneurship and accountability. It comes from knowing, “It’s all about the service!” We understand our service is the foundation of who we are. We take great pride in who we are and what we do. To us, management is not a talking skill; it is a listening skill that allows us to understand the needs of everyone we do business with.

Our management team consists of every individual at Cowan working together to exceed our customers’ expectations. The experience of being in business for 90 years combined with a very fluid decision making process, allows Cowan to respond quickly and efficiently to everyone we service. Management is a belief that we can and we will provide the best partnerships in the industry.

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Corporate Office:
Cowan Systems, LLC

4555 Hollins Ferry RD
Baltimore, MD 21227