Truck Driver Pay & Benefits with Dollar General

Company drivers literally keep Dollar General stores and operations running. That’s why Dollar General private fleet is recruiting for great CDL drivers to join the team. The competitive pay and benefits package for home weekly routes makes Dollar General a great employer for CDL truck drivers.

Competitive Pay for Truck Drivers

Dollar General pays competitively for regional routes. With the different types of pay, Dollar General fleet drivers can earn up to $100,000* per year. (The exact earning potential depends on route, home location, amount of CDL experience, and bonus eligibility.)


The types of pay that Dollar General private fleet drivers are eligible to earn include:

  • Mile and stop pay. These are at competitive rates, paid weekly.
  • Bonus potential. Dollar General drivers may be eligible for quarterly safety bonuses and are eligible for unlimited referral bonuses up to $2,500 each.
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Medical and Health Benefits

  • Health insurance. As a Dollar General employee, you’ll be eligible for a variety of health insurance plans, including medical and prescription drug coverage, telehealth plans, and dental and vision plans. Making sure you’re covered for the healthcare you need is so important–and Dollar General covers you from Day 1 on the job.
  • Supplemental plans. You are also eligible for additional medical coverage if you choose, such as accident insurance, cancer/critical illness insurance, and hospital confinement insurance.
  • Health and wellness programs. Dollar General also offers employees a wide variety of programs, including healthy lifestyle and disease management programs and an Employee Assistance Program.

Retirement and Financial Planning Benefits

Dollar General’s benefits are aimed at ensuring its employees feel valued and want to stay for the long haul:


  • 401(k) retirement. Dollar General offers employees the ability to save in tax-advantaged plans for retirement up to IRS limits. The company also offers an immediate-vesting dollar-for-dollar company match for the first 5% of pay that the employee contributes to the 401(k) once a driver has reached 15 months of employment.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts. FSA accounts allow Dollar General employees to pay for eligible medical expenses with pre-tax money.
  • Disability and life insurance. This includes short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance policies that drivers can participate in.

Making Life on the Road Easier

Working as a CDL driver for Dollar General also means you have access to perks that just make sense:


  • New equipment
  • Zero-cost rider policy
  • Pet policy for furry companions

A Company You Can Be Proud to Drive for

Dollar General is proud to treat all employees with respect, and it shows in the many “extra” benefits provided to employees as well. These include:


  • Parental leave policy and an adoption assistance program
  • Employee discount programs for auto and home insurance
  • A company service award recognition program
  • Unlimited referral bonuses of up to $2,500 each
  • GI Bill-certified employer
  • Company philanthropic programs supporting veterans and literacy causes


In summary, Dollar General’s compensation can’t easily be summed up by a simple number. The variety and depth of benefits offered to employees in addition to pay reflects the company’s core mission of “Serving Others.” As Dollar General’s Chief People Officer Kathy Reardon explains, the company strives to provide “robust opportunities to develop each employees’ talents and enhance career growth” — especially the employees powering the Dollar General private fleet.


Work for a rewarding workplace that empowers the individual


*Pay & bonus amounts vary by location, experience level and are subject to change based on company discretion

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