The first time you meet John Cox, you immediately notice that he is tall. Very tall. It may be a bit of a surprise when you talk with him, though. He is a soft spoken gentleman with a ready smile and easy going manner that instantly makes you feel like you have known him for years. His business savvy is his strong suit, building Cox Transportation Services into a major Virginia business that has provided good jobs, pay and benefits to the Commonwealth for nearly 3 decades.