Tuesday, September 27, 2016


                    Delivery drivers HIGH Cost and risk


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HI this is Bill your delivery driver and YOU probably just had your order delivered by me.This is nothing personal against you just for your info what our job is about.


Really we are getting robbed  in this city. AS confirmed with police depts About 7 per month all delivery drivers are assaulted.

WE get our vehicles stolen plus all cash and valuables and sometimes shot. 

But yet people do not tip! I cant believe the amount of people who do not tip today!

Think about the high cost of insurance to us plus risk of accidents daily driving like 50 miles in one night.

Maintenance cost is doubled. Flat tires OMG almost ,monthly.

15$ to repair or $150 to replace tire that got cut in sidewall.

Also theft and being shot and some killed for what? Maybe $50 in cash. 

But yet today 2017  people do not tip or just give us coins like .15 .20 cents etc....

Gas & maintainance cost is double what you pay all stop n go traffic especially in rush hour times 4 PM through 8 pm.


Gas cost today is average $2.80 per gallon I get 14 MPG in City driving when delivering because i have to drive faster to get to delivery make sure food is under high heat and so hot in my car that i'm sweating in coldest weather.




WE DO NOT GET DELIVERY CHARGE HERE That $1 goes to cover cost of house bussiness.

GRUB HUB charges YOU $1 and thats thier fee WE do NOT GET a Penny from them. Many other family owned bussinesses DO NOT pay delivery charge to drivers. It's only to cover thier cost of operation. Of course this is NOT fair to drivers.

Many times we get backed up orders come in like 7 within 15 mins this really hurts when they are far away like 2.5 - 3 miles.


Now you know why we say your order will be there in 1 hr.



OIL change was just done at pep boys   got it cheap for $26.22

Must be done every 3 months or 3000 miles to keep enigne warranty from pacifico ford only internal engine is covered not any outside parts.


Gas per day $10 - $15 4 days a week average out to $12 =$2496.00 a year 

Remember a delivery FEE is NOT a TIP Never was never can be.  Same thing when you have large items delivered to your home they charge up to $55 to deliver that covers cost of truck drivers and insurance for the company.

UPDATED FOR TAX YEAR 2016: The standard mileage rate is 0.54 cents per mile. 



SO   delivery charge dosent even cover Drivers  cost. HEY i have to drive back too. So 1 mile to you 1 mile back my cost is $1.08 last night drove total 35 miles delivering 35 X .54 cents = $18.90 gas i put in 12$ total.

 Some places charge a delivery charge BUT do not pay to driver. MY Place NOW we DO NOT GET Delivery FEE.


FRranchise pizzerias charge a whopping $2.50 but only give the driver $1 They pay mini wage $7.25 per hr.


  Most delivery drivers are only paid $3 - $5 per hr UM how much do u make per hr? 

Another thing YOU do not know when you tip with credit card WE have to pay the tax of 8% weeeeeeeeee aint that fun .25 per $3 OR just accept the smaller tip . 


Please have odd coins like .05 .10 .25 if you want the full dollar amount in change.like IF YOUR oRDER WAS $16.10 HAND ME $20.10 YOU GET CHANGE OF $4.00


Many customers take too long to come to door and when early times there is cars behind me and they will blow thier horns because i'm holding them up for 3 mins. 


I get so many when i call that do not answer thier phones it's just goofy! Who do you think is calling you at 11:30 at night?

Please be ready; at most deliveries can go 1 and 1/2 hours we GET ORDERS IN BUNCHES 5 - 8 IN 10 MINS.


It's hard driving emerency vehicles police stops contruction all around south phila giant huge pot holoes that will bust your car suspension people walking in front of me when i'm looking at traffic other way so stupid not realizing we can only see one way at a time grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

WE have no control when people call or come in to eat and pick ups i seen many times time  12 deliveries on board two or 3 dining in IT's crazy this business especailly ones that have long history ours started in 1954  thats 63 years .

 Again Back in April  got robbed young black male would not give the $100 bill 1st time so i went to finish next two deliveries and came back to him with change he didnt want to let me see the bill 1st and i said he may be armed and this may get ugly so handed him the food and change ...bam a counterfit fake $100 

I lost $100 plus he stole the food too $18.30 


I had to pay for that order $18.30 


Police report number is in 3rd district 17-03-020848 officer brown # 7365

Now in process of getting the money back from PA Victims of crime.

HE Plead Guilty and was sentenced on june 29th amazingly all 7 accounts he did a week apart 7 people were conned by this young black male.

So now you know why we really depend on your tip.

To figure tip take in consideration distance time and price of order so at least 10% minimum $2 

Like this your order without taxes is say $15  X 15% = $2.25 

Now if that was put on CC or grub hub credit i have to pay tax 8% .18 which is now .20 so in reality i only get $2.05.


I know we do not spend 40 mins with you but realize the service we provide all you do is pick up your phone place your order and your dressed in whatever you want no losing your parking spot. 

  Please tip for service we provide Put yourself in my shoes think how it feels driving like 3.5 miles and the customer pays you exact amount ....... This is a negative for the day no tips can make up that loss.