Higher Gas Prices Impact Delivery Drivers

As the price of gas increases, so does the stress for drivers and businesses that rely on gas to get the job done.

Posted: May 24, 2018 10:47 AM
Updated: May 24, 2018 10:48 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) As the price of gas increases, so does the stress for drivers and businesses that rely on gas to get the job done.


Lynn Hendrix delivers medications for Rogers Pharmacy.

"I deal with a lot of older people that can't get out and can't drive," Hendrix said.

Hendrix and other drivers at Rogers Pharmacy cover a lot of ground in St. Joseph every day and beyond.

"We also have deliveries that go to Mound City, Maryville, Savannah, that's every day. Altogether we're traveling way over 500 miles a day between all the drivers that we have."

All those miles translate into money that has to be spent on gas to keep the service rolling. One way Hendrix cuts back is by reducing the number to trips he makes.

"Once in the morning to make deliveries and then we'll save our deliveries up and make them once again late in the afternoon."
No matter how high gas prices may jump, Hendrix knows that the service he provides is important for those who depend on it.

"When you're unable to get out and you can't drive and you have a company that'll deliver your product right to your front door it's a great deal."

Hendrix says it costs around $40 dollars to fill up the 15-gallon tank in his Ford Escape.

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