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Lyft to charge 55-cent fuel surcharge

Lyft said on Wednesday riders in the United States, other than individuals in New York City and Nevada, would have to pay an excess 55 cents for their commute as the trip-hailing business seems to be to cushion the impression of significant gas price ranges on drivers.

Companies employing gig employees have started off imposing these surcharges as drivers on social media protest about high fuel selling prices owing to Western sanctions on Russia, a key oil producer.

The fuel surcharge plan kicks in setting up subsequent week and will remain in spot for at minimum 60 days, Lyft reported, incorporating that the income will go specifically to drivers.

The transfer mirrors that of rival Uber, which stated its shoppers would have to spend a surcharge of both 45 cents or 55 cents on every single journey.

On Tuesday, foods-shipping organization DoorDash claimed its U.S. delivery companions would be eligible for a 10 percent on gasoline buys commencing March 17.