DoorDash Reimburses Drivers to Compensate for High Gas Prices – WSB-TV Channel 2

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Delivery company DoorDash said on Tuesday it will reimburse its drivers for some U.S. gasoline purchases to help offset rising prices at the pump.

DoorDash said it will offer drivers 10% cash back when they buy gas using DasherDirect, the company’s debit card designed for drivers. Drivers will receive cash back for any gas purchases, whether or not they make deliveries at the time.

The San Francisco-based company said it will also start paying weekly bonuses to drivers who drive the most miles. Drivers who drive 225 miles, for example, will earn an additional $15.

On-demand companies are increasingly concerned about the impact of rising gas prices on their drivers. Earlier this week, Uber announced that it would start charging customers fuel fees to offset the higher costs of its delivery and ride-hailing drivers.

Uber’s surcharge — up to 55 cents for rides and 45 cents for Uber Eats orders — will go directly to drivers for at least 60 days.

DoorDash said it is not passing its costs on to customers at this time. Its programs are expected to run until April.

The average US price for regular gasoline hit a record high of $4.43 per gallon this week. Global supply issues stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are contributing to higher prices.

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