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COVER STORY
Modern Transportation

"If you don't want drivers to leave, create a work environment that makes them
want to stay." -Patrick Cozzens, president

OUTSIDE THE

BOX

Modern Transportation's creative recruiting approaches
reduce driver turnover.
- By Alan Dorich
Although most transportation
organizations list safety and their people
as their top priorities, Pittsburgh-based
Modern Transportation has built a
culture of safety and engagement that
is turning a nationwide driver shortage
into a competitive advantage. "First,"

shares Modern's President, Patrick Cozzens, "if you're not safe, you're going to
be out of business. And secondly, if you
don't want drivers to leave, create a work
environment that makes them want to
stay." Modern is thinking outside the
box to meet both of those challenges.
// Modern Transportation reached its 30th
anniversary last year and celebrated by
demonstrating its pride in its team members.

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Modern Transportation
www.moderntrans.com
2017 sales: Approximately $100 million
Headquarters: Pittsburgh
Employees: 420
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From a safety standpoint, Modern is
world-class. With 12 years straight of
Great West Casualty's Platinum Safety
Awards lining the walls in the board
room, Cozzens' team is working toward
winning its thirteenth. "Great West's
Platinum Award is a distinction that
only their top 10 percent of carriers ever
win," Cozzens shares. "We are humbled
by those awards, yet realize they are the
result of strong coaching on the part of
our leadership team and focus on the
part of our professional drivers."
Another facet of Modern's safety
culture is its mantra, "Home Safe Tonight!" Unveiled in 2014, this state-


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