The two ride-hailing apps are looking to improve their bottom line by bringing in more drivers, but they’ve also introduced new policies that may make them less appealing to some drivers. These new rules include the addition of a 55 cent per mile fuel surcharge. It’s unclear when the new policy will take effect, but it will be effective the week of March 15. The surcharge will go directly to the driver, if he or she uses his or her car.
Fuel prices are increasing, and many drivers are finding it hard to pay their bills. The companies have partnered with GetUpside, a company that provides cash-back programs for fuel purchases. According to GetUpside, it has processed more than two million transactions from drivers for Uber and Lyft. It will add a small amount of money to each rider’s payment, but it did not specify how much the surcharge would be or when it would go into effect.
Uber and Lyft announced that they are adding a temporary fuel surcharge to fares. The new surcharge will be in
effect for at least 60 days, and it will apply to both electric and gas-powered vehicles. The companies also announced that they’re doubling their cash back offer for workers who have a hybrid or electric car. However, it’s unclear how much of this money will be allocated to the workers.
The new fuel surcharge and cash back offers are designed to help drivers manage their expenses. As a result, workers will be able to get more money by working more hours and making more money. This is a win-win situation for drivers, while also promoting the importance of fuel-efficient vehicles. While both companies are offering these new benefits to their workers, they’ve also come under fire for their low-quality policies.
The surcharge will be applied to riders, but Lyft will charge the drivers an extra 55 cents per mile. As a result, drivers will be required to pay the higher amount. But Lyft’s cash back program will not affect the costs of passengers. It’s also a win-win situation for the driver and the company, as well as for the consumers.
The surcharges will go to the drivers. The companies are trying to avoid transferring these costs to the consumers. The companies are also trying to mitigate the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on drivers. With the soaring cost of gas, the ride-hailing company will try to cushion the blow by offering its workers cash back. But it will not be the only one to do this.