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Hy-Vee Celebrates 2-Million-Mile Driver Chris Courtright

November 16, 2021 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 16, 2021) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that Chris Courtright from the Cherokee Distribution Center has reached the 2-million-mile mark for consecutive miles driven without a preventable accident. Courtright will become a member of the Hy-Vee Road of Gold Hall of Fame. 

On Thursday, Nov. 4, Courtright made quick work of his remaining 350 miles, reaching the 2-million-mile mark as he passed Early, Iowa, on his return home to the Cherokee Distribution Center. He is Cherokee’s 10th driver to reach the milestone, and his family and co-workers were eager to help him celebrate. 

Courtright began his career at Hy-Vee’s Cherokee Distribution Center in September 2000 as a full-time driver. He reached his 1-million-mile milestone in October 2012. 

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 $12 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 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 3 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 91,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit