Dollar General Celebrates 2022 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
Dollar General is recognizing National Truck Driver Appreciation Week September 11-17, 2022, through activities celebrating DG Private Fleet and partner carrier drivers.
“Dollar General is proud to recognize the DG Private Fleet, our partners’ drivers and all truck drivers for their crucial role in ensuring American families have the goods they need nearby,” said Tony Zuazo, Dollar General’s executive vice president of global supply chain. “At Dollar General, we understand many households depend on us to have affordable essentials at their nearby store, and the continued efforts from our DG Private Fleet and carrier partners help us best serve our neighbors. We appreciate our drivers and their efforts in going the extra mile.”
Among other celebrations, the week’s festivities include giveaways and door prizes for employees as well as complimentary lunches and snacks each day for DG Private Fleet and partner carrier drivers.
Join Dollar General’s Private Fleet
Dollar General currently plans for the DG Private Fleet to represent 40 percent of its drivers by the end of fiscal 2022. Since its inception in 2016, the DG Private Fleet has grown to approximately 1,100 tractors and 25 private fleet sites.
The Company recently introduced two new programs for DG Private Fleet drivers, which include a no-cost rider for passengers age 18 and older and a pet initiative allowing drivers to bring one vaccinated dog or cat of eligible breed along with them on the road. Current DG distribution center and store employees can participate in a Company-paid Class A Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) training program. The Company also offers an ongoing recognition program that awards points, which can be used to order products and additional items.
DG Private Fleet drivers can earn a competitive mileage-based pay, unload pay and annual bonus opportunities. DG Private Fleet offers bonus opportunities including sign-on, referral and performance.
Interested job candidates may find a complete list of current opportunities at careers.dollargeneral.com or text DGFLEET to 25000 for more information.