Cox Transfer is committed to helping our future generations breathe cleaner air and make every effort to create a better environment by reducing our carbon footprint.
Cox Transfer was one of the first trucking companies in our area to have partnered in the EPA’s SmartWay Transport program and we earned the program’s highest rating – 1.25, our first year. This program is an innovative collaboration between EPA and the freight sector designed to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, and improve energy security.
Since 1988, Cox Transfer has voluntarily limited the maximum speed of its trucks, which reduces fuel consumption and emissions, partially offsets fuel economy degradation of the newer engines, and contributes to our impressive safety record. By limiting maximum speed to 64 mph, each Cox truck annually emits over 20 fewer tons of CO2 than identical trucks operating at 68 mph. Beginning in 1994, when the technology was available to prohibit discretionary engine idling, all new equipment purchases included computerized idle shutdown, fostering another step to insure Cox’s long-standing no-idling policy. In 2008, we installed Espar heaters to further enhance Temp-a-Start anti-idling capabilities in the winter months. Cox Transfer further reduces fuel consumption and enhances operational efficiency with practices that include a strict equipment maintenance schedule and an aggressive equipment replacement program. All of our tractors are equipped with aerodynamic moldings for fuel efficient drive lines.
Within our office, we also are internally focused on go green efforts including document imaging, EDI capabilities, electronic freight billing, and on-site recycling programs.