January 11, 2012
January 2012, SOLUS selected by Cox Transportation Services Inc. of Ashland VA to outfit its fleet with EPA verified aerodynamic Split Skirt technology.
SOLUS retrofit program creates green jobs, saves 2 million gallons of fuel and reduces CO2 emissions by 1.5 tons
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. January 5, 2012 – SOLUS LLC the largest supplier of trailer aerodynamics technology on the east coast, announced today that Cox Transportation Services, a Virginia based freight transportation leader has upgraded its trailer fleet with fuel saving SOLUS Split Skirt technology. Today’s announcement follows the installation of SOLUS Split Skirt products on Cox trailers. Extensive testing by SOLUS confirmed substantial fuel savings from the Split Skirt product line and working in partnership with Cox the company has confirmed the product durability and ease of operation. Made in America, EPA SmartWay verified, DOT approved, the SOLUS product line is compatible with all trailer configurations and satisfies all California Air Resources Board trailer aerodynamics requirements. Cox is currently evaluating the SOLUS Wheel Cavity Cover for fleet-wide adoption. The SOLUS Wheel Cavity Cover delivers additional fuel savings improvement of 1.3% and is available for both the tractor and trailer.
“Being an industry leader has been central to Cox’s business strategy since its inception over 30 years ago,” said Jay Smith, President of Cox Transportation Services. “The decision to retrofit our fleet with SOLUS aerodynamic skirts was driven by our desire to be fuel efficient and increase profitability.”
“This investment gives Cox a significant competitive advantage, making it one of the most fuel efficient and technologically advanced fleets on the East Coast. As the trucking industry continues to evolve and opportunities arise, it is the hard working and forward thinking companies like Cox that will be positioned to thrive,” said Richard Wood, President of SOLUS LLC.
Cox Transportation is a contract carrier offering "just in time" motor carrier services in truckload quantities between the east and west coasts. Based in Ashland, VA, Cox has been in business for over 30 years and is a proud partner of the US EPA Smart Way Transport Program.
SOLUS is the leading supplier of semi-trailer aerodynamics technology on the East Coast. Its innovative trailer Split Skirt and Wheel Cavity Cover drag reduction technologies are part of a suite of products engineered to reduce the fuel consumption of the freight transportation industry. Based in Virginia Beach, VA, SOLUS is the recipient of numerous innovation awards and SOLUS is an affiliate of the US EPA SmartWay Partnership, American Trucking Associations, ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council, and Society of Automotive Engineers.
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SOLUS-Solutions and Technologies L. L. C., a registered service-disabled veteran-owned small business that develops advanced truck and trailer aerodynamic drag reduction technology to reduce our nations oil consumption.