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It's only temporary due to the hurricanes closing down the plants. If you don't want to pay the price for gas, don't drive until gas prices are back to normal.

Since I drive only for side cash to throw at my student loans, I'm not driving. Especially driving with a turbo charged engine, my car eats gas...
 

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FedEx and UPS institute fuel surcharges when the cost of fuel climbs drastically, as well as other companies - Pizza Hut, Domino's, Papa John's, and more.

Uber should institute a 5% fuel surcharge per trip, with 100% pass through to the drivers.
 

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Simple answer? Gas prices don't effect ubers bottom line, only yours and uber literally couldn't care less about you
Let's suppose for the sake of discussion that there is some unknown event that causes the price of a barrel of crude oil to plummet - a discovery of a new oil field of mega-proportions, a new process to cheaply refine oil, something causes the price of oil to drop. As a result of this, gasoline prices per gallon drop to unprecedented lows, prices that haven't been seen in almost 40 years - say, .80/gallon.

The $64,000 question is... What do you think that Uber and/or Lyft would do to the rates they charge?

Would they hold steadfast with their price structure, and allow drivers to make decent money driving? Since the #1 expense of drivers has fallen to new lows, drivers should be able to make more $$ per mile driven if the price of gasoline drops.

Or, would Uber/Lyft lower the rate they charge riders? "Since the costs of fuel have dropped, we'll pass that savings on to you, the rider!"

I can only guess what they'd do if this was to take place, but I imagine that the drivers would get the short and dirty end of the stick - as usual.
 

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FedEx and UPS institute fuel surcharges when the cost of fuel climbs drastically, as well as other companies - Pizza Hut, Domino's, Papa John's, and more.

Uber should institute a 5% fuel surcharge per trip, with 100% pass through to the drivers.
Why wait for Uber to do it.
They don't pay the fuel bills.
Why don't YOU do it.
When pax gets in the car tell them that ''there is a one dollar fuel surcharge, in cash, up front."
 

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They will definitely not raise rates even if gas was $4 a gallon. They'd say something like, "this is a difficult time for our riders, we don't want to price gouge them". If gas prices went down significantly, then they'd say something like "with gas prices lower than ever, we can now afford to offer your riders lower rates, which will increase your demand and make you more money"
 

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Why wait for Uber to do it.
They don't pay the fuel bills.
Why don't YOU do it.
When pax gets in the car tell them that ''there is a one dollar fuel surcharge, in cash, up front."
That's not a bad idea!

I think I shall read the Uber TOS and see if there is any language in there prohibiting me from charging a $1 fuel surcharge!
 

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They also can't raise prices in areas affected by the hurricanes due to price gouging laws.
 

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Ummm wow! Aren't there shortages then?
Of uber drivers... yep... tons and tons of shortages...

There's also a massive gas shortage in Florida. I gave up trying to get gas for the time being.

In Orlando it's been... no surge, no driver available.

For the drivers it's like...

No surge...
20 minute pings
Worst rates in the nation
Not gonna bother...

The taxis are still operating... most of the tourists are gone so the taxis will take any crap fare coming out of dispatch... but that's really any day in September to be honest.

The biggest cab company has it's own fueling station so... business as usual until the curfew. The cab company will also waive rental fees for the entirety of the curfew period, as well as waving late for return fees (as long as the drivers stop driving completely) as well as eat the cost of repairing any car damaged in the storm by the storm.

When Mathew hit last year i know a few drivers who were like 8-10 hours late returning cars on their shifts... and the fees got waved. (for me it would be over $50 to return a taxi that late normally)
 
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