Cowan Systems has acquired Harris Trucking and added 95 new drivers and 95 power units to the Cowan fleet, in addition to several new customers. Harris corporate headquarters were located in Madison Heights, Virginia. Harris also had terminals in Madison Heights, Kingsport, TN, Richmond, VA, and Wilmington DE. Cowan will be retaining all the Harris sites and almost all of the Harris employees, including the approximately 100 employees in Madison Heights. The Madison Heights location also has a full maintenance facility with a separate tractor, trailer, tire, and body shops.
According to Dennis Morgan, Cowan President, Harris was attractive because of the high-quality driving force and its similar corporate culture, which balanced well with Cowan. Both companies are family-owned and Harris was on the forefront of the trucking industry with cameras in the truck cabs that helped significantly reduce accidents. Morgan said Cowan is interested in growing the business at the Madison Heights facility and growing their customer base.
Cowan Systems has its corporate headquarters in Baltimore, Md., as well as many locations throughout the U.S.