Uber & Lyft: Help drivers deal with higher gas prices!!
I am asking Uber & Lyft to raise the rates that the customer pays to help drivers deal with the cost of rising gas prices!
Gas prices are hitting us hard! Both companies could also take a smaller commission from fares AND we should be paid for our mileage to pick up the customer from the point where we have accepted their request to when we have dropped them off at their desired location.
Why is this important?
Can't afford to keep driving full time. Gas prices are driving us out of the rideshare industry. We need a rate increase!
Between March 15 and 16, 2022, Coworker.org surveyed 217 self-identified platform-based drivers from 29 states and Washington, DC about their response to the announcements from Uber and Lyft.
In response to the question “What do you think of Uber's new gas price surcharge policy?” 90% of drivers surveyed said “this is not sufficient to help with gas prices” while 10% said the policies were sufficient.
On March 11, 2022, Uber announced that it will be rolling out a "temporary fuel surcharge." According to Uber: "Beginning Wednesday, March 16, consumers will pay a surcharge of either $0.45 or $0.55 on each Uber trip and either $0.35 or $0.45 on each Uber Eats order, depending on their location—with 100% of that money going directly to workers’ pockets.