Booster, a same-day fuel delivery service, has begun gas routes in Seattle. The company launches the market with new, local customers including Advanced Government Services, Century Link, and Monarch. Current customers have also expanded Booster service to its Seattle fleets including Traffic Management Inc. and Imperfect Produce.
Seattle is the first market the company has launched since its $56-million series C funding round in June.
“Seattle holds a special place in Booster history. It was after sitting in line at a gas station on Capitol Hill one rainy day that I was inspired to create Booster,” said Frank Mycroft, CEO, Booster. “We’ve delivered over 2 million tanks of gas safely and sustainably. It’s exciting to see how much we’ve accomplished, and we’re just getting started. We believe a gas station that is mobile and comes to consumers and fleets is the future.”
Booster has secured all the required permits and regulatory licenses to deliver gas and diesel in Seattle and the surrounding towns of Lakewood, Snohomish County (unincorporated areas), Auburn, Marysville, Mukilteo, Des Moines, and Everett, Wash. Additional areas are in the process of being added.
Booster will adhere to operational restrictions such as damming off drainage areas, staying a certain distance from buildings, and always laying down mats under every vehicle to catch any fuel drips in Seattle. Now with Seattle and its outlying cities, Booster has procured regulatory clearance to operate in more than 50 cities in five states.
Booster’s modern, mobile approach to fueling significantly reduces road congestion, CO₂ emissions, and protects community land and water from the negative effects of underground storage tanks. In total, the company has prevented the release of 2.2 million pounds of CO₂ – the equivalent of planting 175,000 trees – by eliminating travel associated with going to get gas, everyday gas station spills, and the need for underground gas station storage tanks.
A Booster survey of fleet professionals across the country found that, on average, each fleet fill-up takes an additional 20 minutes, and 60% of drivers add at least two miles to their routes. These costs add up, and that is without any of the additional issues associated with overtime pay or vehicle wear-and-tear that may arise. Booster’s mobile fuel delivery service can save fleets up to $1,500 per vehicle, per year.