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Uber, Lyft drivers feeling pinch of high gas costs

Gas prices that broke record highs recently  are hitting app-based gig drivers’ pockets hard.


Contract workers who drive for Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart and other companies pay for their own gas and use their own cars to transport people and goods, but some are quitting after finding that the gigs’ benefits do not outweigh the costs, drivers and labor experts said.


“Right now, I’m looking for an extra part-time job for the weekends and if I found it, I would stop driving,” said Adem Aydin, 47, a Shoreham resident who drives for Uber.


Read more at Newsday.