March 13, 2014
It’s hard enough for Valley residents to afford driving to the office, but what if your car was your office?
"I have driven on "E" waiting for that couple of dollars from somebody to see if I can go a little further on it," said Sarah Huntley, a driver for Dominos.
Delivery drivers at Dominos Pizza in Stuarts Draft do get a small stipend for gas and car maintenance... but every extra dollar for gas makes those tips even more important
"If I didn't have to put so much in gas that's how much more I'd have to put in my pocket to pay for my car payment or rent," said Huntley
But the high prices at the pump make it harder for restaurant management as well, increasing the cost of getting a pizza to your door.
"The gas prices keep on fluctuating, our prices have to go up because we have to pay our drivers even more, and with everything else going up that's just what we have to do," said Wes Stone, a Dominos manager.
And although drivers are managing to get by now, they worry about what will happen if the trend continues.