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Episode 86: Patrick Cozzens (Modern Transportation), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

After meeting his wife at John Carroll University, YPO member Patrick Cozzins declined an offer from his father-in-law to work at the family’s trucking company. Instead, he began a career in the high tech industry. This led to a successful journey through a number of technology startups, but also led his family to five different cities in four years, on top of his own temporary residency in Baghdad, Iraq.

After finishing his MBA at Carnegie Mellon and wanting to settle down with his family, Patrick finally accepted his father-in-law’s offer, and began growing Modern Transportation, a trucking, transportation and logistics company.

In this episode, Patrick shares his predictions on when the trucking industry will begin employing self-driving trucking technologies and the impact that will have on the trucking industry.


Guest: Patrick Cozzens, Founding Member, President of Modern Transportation
Host & Executive Producer: Kevin Daum
Executive Producer: Van Van
Music: DreamArtist Music.

Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute.

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Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.