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Cox Petroleum spotlights its American dream

Oct. 10, 2022
California-based carrier’s president explores family business’s humble beginnings, surviving the pandemic, and more in episode of the Bloomberg show narrated by actor Eric Roberts.

Cox Petroleum Transport president and CEO Jeremy Mairs recently appeared on an episode of Bloomberg TV’s The American Dream, a show narrated by actor Eric Roberts that examines how inspired entrepreneurs built their brands.

The Bakersfield, California-based petroleum hauler was founded by Hiram and Mary Cox in the 1960s and incorporated in 1971. Mairs’ parents, both former truck drivers, purchased the business in 1990 and grew it from one terminal and 25 trucks to nine terminals and 150 trucks today serving customers like Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Shell.

“We were so honored to appear on The American Dream,” Mairs said.

“It gave me the opportunity to brag on our employees, and share the story of Cox Petroleum’s humble beginnings and the people who worked so hard to make this family business what it is today.”

In the episode, Mairs talks about his parents driving together, starting a family, and eventually taking over Cox Petroleum after Hiram was killed in an accident. “It was Jeremy’s father who decided that, not only was it time to expand the family business, but to transform a tragedy into a triumph,” Roberts explained.

Mairs also talks about his dream of flying airplanes, surviving the pandemic, running cleaner trucks in California, and more. Watch the full episode here.

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