Food delivery drivers reveal secrets to getting orders fast

High gas prices are hitting everyone, but some people feeling it the most right now are food delivery drivers. Now that food delivery is getting more expensive for them, drivers tell us they’re getting picky about which orders they take. This means that food delivery apps might lose their convenience for you. Watch the video above: Our Chief National Consumer Correspondent, Jeff Rossen, talks to food delivery drivers about how we can help them get our food to us faster. What are companies doing for their drivers? DoorDash DoorDash launched a Gas Rewards program to offset high gas prices and preserve drivers’ earning potential. Drivers can earn 10% cash back on gas through a card called DasherDirect. This card can be used even when the drivers are not at work. The company also launched a “Weekly Fuel Bonus for the Most Rushed” initiative. Each week, Dashers who accept and complete orders totaling 100 miles with their vehicle will earn an additional $5. These extra incomes will increase as they provide. For example, for 175 miles, drivers earn an additional $10. These relief programs will be in place until April, but the company says it will monitor prices to scale the program as needed. GrubHub GrubHub says it is increasing driver compensation given current gas prices. The company also partners with GasBuddy and CarAdvise to give drivers access to discounts on gas and car maintenance. With GasBuddy, drivers can save up to 25 cents per gallon. The company also offers additional compensation based on the total estimated number of kilometers driven for each calendar week. The total additional amount paid for mileage increases with total weekly mileage to ensure that drivers who travel longer distances see a greater gain. GrubHub says it is also monitoring the situation and will make any necessary changes. Uber EatsUber Eats adds a customer surcharge of 35 to 45 cents on every order. This money will go directly to the drivers. Surcharges are based on average distances traveled and increases in gas prices in each state.

High gas prices are hitting everyone, but some people feeling it the most right now are food delivery drivers.

Now that food delivery is getting more expensive for them, drivers tell us they’re getting picky about which orders they take. This means that food delivery apps might lose their convenience for you.

Watch the video above: Our Chief National Consumer Correspondent, Jeff Rossen, talks to food delivery drivers about how we can help them get our food faster.

What are companies doing for their drivers?

DoorDash

DoorDash launched a Essence Rewards program to offset high gas prices and preserve drivers’ earning potential. Drivers can earn 10% cash back on gas with a card called Dasher Live. This card can be used even when the drivers are not at work.

The company also launched a “Weekly Fuel Bonus for the Most Rushed” initiative. Each week, Dashers who accept and complete orders totaling 100 miles with their vehicle will earn an additional $5. These extra incomes will increase as they provide.

For example, for 175 miles, drivers earn an additional $10. These relief programs will be in place until April, but the company says it will monitor prices to scale the program as needed.

GrubHub

GrubHub says it is increasing driver compensation given current gas prices. The company also partners with GasBuddy and CarAdvise to give drivers access to discounts on gas and car maintenance. With GasBuddy, drivers can save up to 25 cents per gallon.

The company also offers additional compensation based on the total estimated number of kilometers driven for each calendar week. The total additional amount paid for mileage increases with total weekly mileage to ensure that drivers who travel longer distances see a greater gain.

GrubHub says it is also monitoring the situation and will make any necessary changes.

Uber eats

Uber Eats is adding a customer surcharge of 35 to 45 cents on every order. This money will go directly to the drivers.

Surcharges are based on average distances traveled and increases in gas prices in each state.

Edward N. Arrington