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Hy-Vee Celebrates 1-Million-Mile Driver Donnie Allison

October 19, 2022 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 19, 2022) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that Donnie Allison from the Chariton Distribution Center has reached the 1-million-mile mark for consecutive miles driven without a preventable accident. Allison will become a member of the Hy-Vee Road of Gold Hall of Fame. 

On Sunday, Oct. 9, Allison reached 1 million miles while completing deliveries between Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Silvis, Ill. He is Chariton’s 99th driver to reach the milestone.

Allison began his career at the Chariton Distribution Center in 1996, working in grocery, frozen, cheese and produce before becoming a truck driver in 2010.

The Hy-Vee Road of Gold program honors drivers who have achieved safe miles driven with a variety of gifts and a personalized gold- (1-million-mile safe driver) or black- (2-million-mile safe driver) painted Hy-Vee tractor to drive for five years.


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 285 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of more than $13 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 5 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 3 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 80,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit