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Cowan Systems, LLC Company Review

Cowan Systems, LLC

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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.

Cowan Systems, LLC Corporate Headquarters

Map of Cowan corporate headquarters
4555 Hollins Ferry Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21227
Phone: 1-800-227-0418
Website: Cowan Systems, LLC

Getting Hired At Cowan Systems, LLC

Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Twenty-three years of age
  • One year, recent, verifiable tractor trailer experience, of the type for which application is made; with a recognized national or regional carrier
  • Valid Class A, Commercial Driver's License
  • Must pass written and road test
  • Satisfy all applicable requirements of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    Must be at least 6 years old.

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Cowan Hiring Area

Cowan hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Age For Cowan Systems, LLC

Cowan Minimum Age:
23 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Cowan 23  
    .
  • Eagle 23  
    .
  • Cassens 21  
    .
  • Paschall 21  
    .
  • Estes 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Cowan Systems, LLC

Cowan Minimum Experience:
12 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Cowan  12  
    .
  • Saia  12  
    .
  • Dart  6  
    .
  • J.B. Hunt  3  
    .
  •  Averitt
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required

Cowan Systems, LLC Operations

Driving Opportunities At Cowan Systems, LLC

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Intermodal

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated
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Cowan Operating Area

Cowan operates all 48 contiguous states

Cowan Company Terminal Locations

Cowan Systems, LLC terminal locations

Cowan has 54 terminals. Here is a partial listing:

  • Pasadena, TX
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Delran, NJ
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • Mt Pleasant, SC
  • Social Circle, GA
  • South Holland, IL
  • Nashville, TN
  • Hanover, MD
  • Twinsburg, OH

Cowan Yearly Revenues

Cowan: $377,428,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • Schneider  $3.9B
    .
  • Hub  $3.37B
    .
  • Celadon  $554.65M
    .
  • Cowan  $377.43M
    .
  • Groendyke  $240M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Cowan Yearly Miles

Cowan: 150,000,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Interstate  151.21M
    .
  • Cowan  150M
    .
  • Super Service  116.09M
    .
  • Cassens  79.2M
    .
  • Smith  72.35M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Cowan Company Policies

  • Cowan Home Time Options

    Cowan has the following home time options available:

    • Daily
    • Weekly

    Local drivers are home nightly, regional drivers are home weekly.

  • Cowan Rider Policy

    Cowan does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • Cowan Tuition Reimbursement

    Cowan does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Cowan Pet Policy

    Cowan does not allow pets.

Cowan Company Equipment

Cowan Number Of Trucks

Cowan Number Of Trucks:
1,917 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • XPO  12,100
    .
  • R + L  5,735
    .
  • ABF  4,100
    .
  • Cowan  1,917
    .
  • P&S  840
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Cowan Number Of Trailers

Cowan Number Of Trailers:
2,600 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • ABF  20,000
    .
  • Cowan  2,600
    .
  • A. Duie Pyle  1,900
    .
  • P&S  1,800
    .
  • G & P  1,500
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Cowan Governed Speed

Cowan Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • A&R  67 mph
    .
  • J.B. Hunt  65 mph
    .
  • Lone Star  65 mph
    .
  • Ozark  65 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • Cowan  0 mph
    .

Cowan Tractor Brands

  • Cowan

  • Marten

  • Maverick

  • Millis

  • A&R

  • Schaffer

  • SRT

  • Melton

  • Navajo

  • Stevens

  • CRST

  • Prime

Cowan Transmission Types

Cowan has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • K & B
    • Prime
    • Crete
    • Covenant
    • Hunt
    • May
  • Automatics
    • Koch
    • AAA Cooper
    • Dillon
    • Carter
    • Averitt
    • Maverick
  • Mix Of Both
    • Wil-Trans
    • Millis
    • Dart
    • Schneider
    • TMC
    • XPO

Cowan APU Policy

Cowan has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Carter
    • Maverick
    • Ozark
    • Marten
    • Lone Star
    • Celadon
  • Without APU's
    • Heartland
    • Schneider
    • Schaffer
    • CalArk
    • Transport America
    • ABF
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

Cowan Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Cowan

    The training at Cowan will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • Cowan Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Cowan

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Cowan you will run solo after training.

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