WHY GIG WORKERS ARE CHOOSING TO TRANSPORT PEOPLE INSTEAD OF PIZZA

People who drive for a living want flexible schedules and help paying for gas, which is why many are choosing to transport people instead of food.  That’s according to a new study from financial services firm BTIG, which surveyed 300 Uber and Lyft drivers in an effort to understand what might be causing the shortage …

Tip Poorly? 80% Of Delivery Drivers Admit To Stealing Customer’s Food

The smell of mouthwatering food is hard to ignore for a delivery driver. At least that’s the suggestion of a new study that found a shocking amount of drivers are snacking on a customer’s food.  The survey was conducted by Circuit Route Planner, a mobile navigation app for drivers, that gathered information from more than 500 …

Seattle becomes first US city to set minimum wage for app-based delivery drivers

The “Pay Up” bill will set the minimum wage for delivery drivers at $17.27 an hour. Food delivery drivers for the likes of UberEats and Grubhub are paid per ride, plus tips.Delivery drivers face challenging situations, from safety concerns to working long hours. Seattle has become the first US city to set a minimum wage for app-based …

Pizza has a delivery problem

Pizza places have always been experts when it comes to delivery, flexing with remote drop-offs and robot delivery cars. But now they’re facing a problem: not enough drivers. In early March, Domino’s then-CEO Ritch Allison warned that a driver shortage would be a drag on business. “Delivery driver staffing may remain a significant challenge in the near term,” he …

Amazon’s surprising new delivery partners: Rural mom-and-pop shops

Since at least last summer, Amazon has quietly been recruiting mom-and-pop shops in rural America to join an experimental delivery program. The company is paying participating small businesses a per-package fee to deliver Amazon orders within a 10-mile radius to their neighbors’ homes in states like Nebraska, Mississippi, and Alabama. The local businesses Amazon is …

Alabama, Georgia lawmakers make Uber, Grubhub drivers impartial contractors

Alabama and Georgia are poised to join those states’ ranks in clarifying that drivers for Uber, Lyft, Grubhub, and other delivery and ridesharing apps should be considered independent contractors, not employees with workers’ compensation and other benefits. The Georgia Senate on Monday unanimously approved House Bill 389 and sent it to the governor. The bill …

“Warning Signs” Show Great Resignation Not Slowing Down: Randstad Survey

The phenomenon of record numbers of workers quitting their positions may persist among employees who remain unsatisfied with their jobs, according to a survey (pdf) by Randstad NV, a global provider of employment services. Dubbed the “great resignation” by experts, the trend has seen job openings outnumber individuals searching for employment opportunities, leaving employers scrambling to …

Waitr adjusts driver pay, adds new GasCard program

Dive Brief: Waitr has debuted a GasCard program that gives drivers 5% off on gas from all major gas stations and is adjusting driver pay to offset historically high gas prices, according to a press release emailed to Restaurant Dive. The release did not disclose how driver compensation would change.  Waitr joins DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber …

DoorDash, Grubhub offer drivers relief for gas costs

Dive Brief: DoorDash is launching a Gas Rewards program to help drivers cover expensive gas costs. The offering includes 10% cashback on fuel via DasherDirect and a weekly gas bonus for frequent delivery workers based on mileage. Grubhub began increasing per-mile driver pay nationwide on March 9, Bloomberg reports, although the company did not disclose how large the boost …

Customers paying about $.50 more per order to support drivers during gas spike

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (KWWL) – The price of gas had dipped slightly in Iowa in recent days, but it is still up 50 cents over the last month. “Usually my tank is like 40 dollars, so the jump was like straight up to 50,” Jonathan Jackson said, a driver for CHOMP delivery service in Johnson …