DataStream Market Intelligence
"What it does: Dispatches fleets of drivers (all of them independent contractors) to collect price-per-gallon data from gas stations across the country for major oil companies. Why it's growing: Oil companies use DataStream's reports to monitor their competition's prices. Co-founders Dan Davis and Bill Creath have developed a 15-point quality control system to ensure data integrity, and use Internet mapping software to help drivers find the speediest routes. To the moon: DataStream's drivers log 530,000 miles a month — the equivalent of driving to the moon and back and then driving around the world twice."
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 297 (2005), No. 256 (2004)
WebsiteData as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020