Booster, a California-based company providing same-day, fleet fuel delivery, says it is expanding into Washington DC to help meet the demand from essential services for contactless, clean mobile fuel amid the COVID-19 crisis.
The company reports a 25% surge in fuel delivered to essential services since the start of the pandemic, with customers in industries including parcel delivery and logistics, food delivery and distribution, construction and cleaning. The service helps reduce vehicle miles traveled, and associated CO2 emissions, compared to conventional fueling at a pump, Booster said.
Additionally, the company says its “nimble” approach to the supply chain eliminates the need for underground fuel storage tanks, and the threat to water supplies in the communities they serve.
“We are thrilled to establish an East Coast presence and launch operations in our nation’s capital,” said Frank Mycroft, founder and CEO of Booster Fuels. “Given today’s state of affairs, mobile fuel on-demand has become even more essential for getting goods into the hands of people who need them most.”
DC is the most recent government permitting mobile fueling as the service grows in popularity. Earlier this year, mobile fueling permits and ordinances were passed by state governments in Maryland, Texas and Washington as states rethink the future of cities and the role mobile fuel on demand plays. Booster says it helps cities eliminate the need to plan for gas stations, and the environmental hazards and road congestion they bring.
Booster also is working with local regulators and fire departments to provide its mobile fueling service while meeting requirements for environmental quality and safety. The company secured all the required permits and regulatory licenses to deliver gas and diesel in DC and Maryland.
Booster launches in DC with several new, local customers, including Falcon Transport, which runs refrigerated and dry van trailers. With six local Booster employees, this office marks the company’s seventh major market following recent expansion to Dallas, Austin, Nashville, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle. In total, Booster has received permits to operate in more than 50 cities or counties across the US.
“We’re proud to support essential services and create good jobs by bringing contactless fueling to DC and Maryland,” said Jordan Valdés, Booster’s DC-based director of public affairs. “Our trained service professionals are committed to a level of service, safety and transparency that sets a new standard in gas and diesel delivery.”
Booster’s fleet is made up of proprietary carbon-neutral purple mini tankers. Each mini-tanker fits in a regular-sized parking space and provides 100% contactless service, Booster said. To date, the company has delivered more than 30 million gallons of fuel and works with more than 500 fleet customers across the US.
To learn more about Booster, visit trybooster.com.