Kid One Transport battles higher costs at the pump while transporting sick children
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – The national average for a gallon of gasoline is higher than it has ever been. Nationally, the average is $4.48. Here in Alabama it’s cheaper, but not by much. The average currently stands at $4.20.
Soaring costs are really starting to put a strain on businesses, especially those that travel a lot.
Kid One Transport is just one example. They transport children to doctor’s appointments throughout the state. An effort that has only increased in recent months. The team has worked diligently to reduce costs in every way possible, but they are also stepping up their fundraising efforts to combat the higher cost at the pump.
Their traditional summer fundraising campaign is “Fill A Tank” and they actually launched it earlier this year due to soaring gas prices. The organization transports children to over 40 different counties across the state. On a daily basis, the company makes 90 trips a day. Some trips only last a few minutes, but some last several hours.
Kid One Transport CEO and President Matt Holdbrooks stresses that the team must succeed because if it doesn’t, it will impact the lives of young children across the state.
“It’s a real financial challenge for us on a monthly basis, as we’ve seen prices increase by around 50% in the last twelve months and around 100% in the last eighteen. So when you’re trying to get a kid from Phenix City three times a week for dialysis, it has a huge impact on our budget.
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