Modern Transportation’s Cozzens Honored by Ernst & Young

Safety-centric leader selected as “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award Recipient

SEWICKLEY, PA (PRWEB) July 19, 2017
Basing a career on the mantra “Doing the right thing is always the right thing” may sound unrealistic. After all, being laser-focused on safety, caring deeply for your people, and all the while growing a company in the midst of mounting regulations and an ever-shrinking driver pool sounds like an impossible dream. For the President of Modern Transportation, Patrick Cozzens, it’s a dream well worth chasing. “When we get every load delivered without incident and every driver home safely, we consider that day a success”. Read more ›

Modern Transportation Teams with Lytx to Enhance Fleet Safety

Liquid chemical and dry bulk carrier poised to install Lytx DriveCam® in all power units

SEWICKLEY, PA (PRWEB) February 3, 2017

Modern Transportation, a carrier that has become synonymous with their mantra “Home Safe Tonight!”, has taken the next step toward their quest to eliminate collisions and enhance the safety of America’s highways. After months of research, Modern has selected the Lytx DriveCam® Program to begin the installation of inward and outward facing cameras in each of their power units. Read more ›

Bulk Transporter features Modern Transportation

Top industry news monthly highlights growth of Pittsburgh-based carrier

SEWICKLEY, PA (PRWEB) January 9, 2017

In its December 2016 edition, Bulk Transporter’s cover and feature article revisits the humble beginnings and points to the impending growth of this mid-sized liquid chemical and dry bulk carrier. Penned by industry veteran writer, BT’s Charles E. Wilson, the article entitled “Growth Potential” shares keen insight into Modern’s inception and strategy for the near future.

“Like most people who have put their heart and soul into a company, my team and I are pleased to have Modern serve as the feature article for such a respected industry information source”, notes Modern’s President, Patrick Cozzens. “We love telling our story and when it captures the attention of Bulk Transporter and our peer companies, it helps us realize we are doing the right things.”

In his article, Wilson not only covered the humble beginnings of a 1987 transload opportunity near Butler, Pennsylvania, but also painted a current picture of Modern’s impressive growth. Further, he shared current data relative to Modern’s fleet, while also pointing to the stringent driver selection process of a company who makes no bones about their top priority… getting everyone “Home Safe Tonight!” Finally, Wilson outlined Modern’s business entering into full-service tractor lease agreements,
while purchasing trailers from top trailer manufacturers as the recipe for long-term success!

Headquartered in suburban Pittsburgh, Modern serves the bulk raw material and chemical logistics needs of numerous clients in a multitude of manufacturing industries. Currently, Modern provides safe and reliable service from twenty-four strategically-located terminal locations throughout the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and the South. For more information, please visit

CCJ Recognizes Modern Transportation Services

Pittsburgh-based carrier selected for Commercial Carrier Journal’s Top 250 for 2016

SEWICKLEY, PA (PRWEB) December 6, 2016

Modern Transportation has been selected by Commercial Carrier Journal as one of the leading companies in the for-hire trucking industry. Founded in 1987, Modern has been strategically positioned as one of the safest and most reliable bulk transportation carriers in the raw materials and chemical logistics sector.

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Modern Transportation Services Promotes Null, Adds Cibula

Pittsburgh-based carrier positions leadership to accommodate impending growth

SEWICKLEY, PA (PRWEB) November 1, 2016

Modern Transportation is enhancing their internal corporate leadership with strategic moves designed to accommodate their significant and further impending growth in the dry bulk and liquid chemical transportation sector.

Jeff Null, previously Modern’s Regional Director of Operations – Western Region has accepted a promotion to Senior Director of Operations. Mr. Null’s new responsibilities will include the day-to-day operation of Modern’s twenty-three terminal network, through the leadership of two Regional Directors of Operations who will report directly to him. Since joining Modern in October 2015 following an accomplished seventeen-year tenure with FedEx Freight, Mr. Null has served from his home state of Texas. His new position will require him to relocate to the greater Pittsburgh area, as he will operate from Modern’s Corporate Office in the northern suburb of Sewickley.

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Modern Transportation wins SmartWay Excellence Award again!

Pittsburgh-based carrier wins third consecutive award for environmental commitment

SEWICKLEY, PA (PRWEB) October 10, 2016

Modern Transportation, an industry leader in dry and liquid bulk material logistics transportation has
been awarded their 3rd consecutive SmartWay Excellence Award for outstanding environmental
performance and leadership!

“We wish to thank the team at SmartWay for again recognizing our commitment to environmental
sustainability”, states Modern’s President, Patrick Cozzens. “We feel this prestigious award speaks to
our continuing commitment to being as efficient as possible and good stewards to both the
environment and our customers.”

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Modern Transportation Appoints Wilt as Director of National Accounts

Accomplished 30 year transportation veteran to lead growth in Fortune 1000 arena

SEWICKLEY, PA (PRWEB) May 31, 2016
Modern Transportation, an industry leader in dry and liquid bulk material logistics transportation has appointed Brian Wilt as Director of National Accounts.

An accomplished sales executive with over 30 years in transportation, Mr. Wilt provides Modern with instant additional access to nationwide shippers to further accelerate their continued growth in the specialty chemical and petro chemical sector. “We’re delighted Brian has joined the Modern team”, shares Patrick Cozzens, President of Modern. “He’s not only the consummate marketer in chemical transportation, but also brings years of successful experience in bulk, intermodal, truckload, LTL, and logistics management.” Mr. Wilt also enjoys a consistent record of effective team building, sales execution, customer service, and strategic business initiatives that provide safe solutions to customer needs.

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Modern Transportation Opens in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Rising Bulk Carrier Strategically Positioned For Continued Growth

Modern Transportation Services, one of the nation’s premier bulk transportation companies, announces the opening of their 22nd terminal in “The Heart of Dixie”. Strategically positioned in Tuscaloosa, Modern is now poised to enhance their participation in this prominent oil, gas, and chemical market.

“This is the logical next step in our overall plan to grow this critical component of our business”, stated Patrick Cozzens, President of Modern. “Not only is Tuscaloosa a significant city for chemical business, but it’s also synonymous with hard work and a winning tradition. We think it’s a great fit for Modern!”

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Modern Transportation Approved as Kosher Certified Carrier by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregation of America (OU)

With a history stretching back to the 1950s, Modern Transportation has earned its reputation as a carrier of choice and transporting kosher certified liquids is just an extension of that service.

Sewickley, PA (PRWEB) February 17

Just on the heels of being accepted into the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Responsible Care Partnership, Modern Transportation has also been certified by the OU as a kosher approved carrier.

“We have successfully collaborated with the OU to spec designated trailers and procedures for this exciting new opportunity”, stated Randy Sheeler, VP Sales at Modern Transportation.  “We’re excited to partner with manufacturers of USP grade glycols and glycerins that fall within the kosher parameters.”

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CCJ®, Commercial Carrier Journal, highlights Modern Transportation for its January 2016 “CCJ INNOVATORS” feature.

Venerable Industry-leading Fleet Management Publication Focuses on Modern’s Innovative and Comprehensive Use of Data for Decision-making in Matters from Alternative Fuels to Equipment Features and Functional Management

In April 2013, Modern Transportation was among the first fleets to adopt the Cummins Westport 12-liter natural gas engine – straight from the assembly line. At the time, diesel prices were about $4.

The fleet’s experiment with liquefied and compressed natural gas-powered trucks has proven a success, both financially and environmentally. The results for emissions reductions earned Modern the SmartWay Excellence Award in both 2014 and 2015 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. About 40 of the 3,000 truck carriers that participate in the SmartWay program receive this distinction each year. Read more ›