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15-21 June, 2020

Here’s what’s happening in the world of delivery driving this week. Keep safe, drive free. 

Deliver Us from Delivery: Hudson Valley Restaurants on Delivery Apps by Anne Pyburn Craig, Chronogram. While delivery infrastructure in urban centers is well-developed, with ample couriers and a high density of restaurants per capita, in rural areas the distances people regularly to travel to eat out don’t translate well to a delivery model.

Why Restaurants Pay Ultimate Price in Online Delivery Marketplace by Adriana Kosiba, Modern Restaurant Management. While restaurants may increasingly rely on online delivery marketplaces, they can hinder a restaurant’s overall profitability – commission fees are sometimes as high as 30 percent of the basket. 

San Francisco’s District Attorney Is Suing DoorDash for Alleged Unfair Business Practices by Eve Batey, Eater San Francisco. SF’s DA says the food delivery company is “cheating its workers”. 

How Grubhub’s Merger With Just Eat Takeaway Could Affect The U.S. Food Delivery Market by Alicia Kelso, Forbes. The Netherlands based company merged with Grubhub in a deal that could have gone to Uber. What are the implications for the US food service industry?

Seattle approves premium pay for gig delivery drivers amid coronavirus impacts by Eric Wilkinson, King 5. Seattle City Council has now passed a law requiring third party food delivery companies to pay their employees a $2.50 premium per delivery. It also prohibits companies from passing that cost on to customers.

Rockville wants to cap food delivery companies’ fees at 15% by Briana Adhikusuma, Bethesda Brief. Rockville, Montgomery, Maryland, is just the latest of many cities seeking to stop food takeout apps from charging restaurants 30% commission fees. 

Safety organization says it’s seeing uptick in ‘back-over’ accidents involving kids by Donna Pitman, KMBC. Amber Rollins with the safety organization Kids and Cars said the nation is seeing an uptick in the number of tragedies involving children who are backed over or struck by delivery vehicles in front of their homes. 

Jobs Report

Here are the cities that temporary gigs for takeout, food, merchandise, medical and courier jobs have been added on . Most are 1099 independent contractor jobs requiring a car or van. Rates may be hourly, weekly or by piece. We strive to avoid low paying gigs. 

California- Morgan Hill, Sacramento, Long Beach
Colorado- Denver
– Tallahassee, Tampa, Sebastian, Bradenton,
Georgia– Atlanta, Roswell,  
Idaho– Boise
Iowa– Sioux City, West Des Moines
Kansas– Great Bend 
Louisiana– Baton Rouge
Massachusetts– Westport, Fairhaven, Swansea, Boston, New Bedford, Fall River,
Minnesota– Alexandria, Minneapolis, Baxter, Duluth
Michigan– Wayne, Farmington Hills, Troy, Brighton, Detroit
New York– Queens. 
Rhode Island– Tiverton, 
Tennessee– Portland, Greenbrier, 
Texas– Austin 
Wisconsin– Freedom, Appleton, Green Bay

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