Dollar General Truck Driver Jobs: An Overview

What kinds of CDL jobs does Dollar General hire for? Dollar General hires drivers for regional touch-freight routes.


Read on for more about the Dollar General truck driving job description and requirements to be eligible for joining the Dollar General fleet.

Truck Driver Jobs at Dollar General

Dollar General’s truck driver jobs are regional touch-freight routes, hauling freight from distribution centers to stock the company’s 19,000 retail stores.


Though Dollar General stores can be found in both urban and rural communities all across the U.S., the company is focusing most on hiring CDL drivers in a number of high-priority states through the Midwest, south, and mid-Atlantic.


Because of the regional distribution center model, a big plus to Dollar General driver jobs is weekly home time.


Dollar General is currently hiring CDL drivers for two types of loads: DG Fresh, which are reefer loads with fresh and frozen perishable items for Dollar General’s quickly expanding retail footprint in groceries, and Traditional, which are dry van loads with everything else that Dollar General sells in its stores.

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New vs. Experienced CDL Drivers

To fuel company growth, Dollar General hiring managers are recruiting for both new CDL holders as well as experienced CDL drivers. In fact, a substantial signing bonus is offered to both new and experienced CDL holders.


New CDL grads are welcome, and for these recruits, Dollar General offers a paid training program where you earn $200 per day along with benefits that start Day 1.

Job Requirements for Dollar General CDL Driver Jobs

The basic requirements to be eligible for a truck driving job with Dollar General are pretty simple! You need to:


  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Hold a valid Class A CDL
  • Have at least 6 months to 1 year experience (depending on job & location)

Rapid Expansion in Dollar General Truck Driving Jobs Is Key to Company Strategy

Dollar General’s truck drivers are quite literally the engine that keeps the company running and growing. As the company strives to become more efficient, reduce out-of-stocks in its stores, and expand the ways in which it reaches American consumers, it’s putting significant investment in aggressively expanding its private fleet of CDL drivers.


Aggressive CDL driver hiring–to the tune of doubling the in-house driver fleet within a year–is a key part of Dollar General’s growth strategy. “As a result of this planned growth, we believe our private fleet will become an increasingly significant competitive advantage as it gives us greater operational control within our own supply chain, while further optimizing our cost structure,” explains Dollar General CEO Jeff Owen.

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If you’re ready to learn more about driving for Dollar General, apply today to speak with a recruiter.


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

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