DoorDash pays back drivers to offset high gas prices

Delivery company DoorDash said Tuesday it would reimburse its drivers for some U.S. gasoline purchases to offset higher prices at the pump.

DoorDash said it will give drivers 10% cashback when they buy gas with DasherDirect, the company’s debit card designed for drivers. Drivers get the money back for every gas purchase, whether or not they complete deliveries at the time.

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

Gig companies are increasingly concerned about the impact of higher gas prices on their drivers. Earlier this week, Uber announced it would charge customers a fuel fee to offset higher costs for its delivery and driving drivers.

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

DoorDash said it doesn’t currently pass its costs on to customers. His programs are scheduled to run through April.

The average US price for regular gasoline hit a record $4.43 a gallon this week. Global supply concerns due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine are contributing to higher prices.

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