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Hy-Vee Celebrates 1 Million Mile Driver Denny Parker

December 10, 2021 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Dec. 10, 2021) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that Denny Parker from the Chariton Distribution Center has reached the 1 million mile mark for consecutive miles driven without a preventable accident. Parker will become a member of the Hy-Vee Road of Gold Hall of Fame. 

On Nov. 26, Parker was just under 400 miles shy of hitting the 1 million mile mark when he left Chariton for Rochester and Eagan, Minn. Parker had completed his last delivery at Eagan and was on the road to Owatonna for a backhaul pick-up when he reached the 1 million mile milestone. He is Chariton’s 97th driver to reach the milestone. 

Parker began his career at the Chariton Distribution Center in 1977, working in produce and frozen before becoming a truck driver in 1983. This is the second time Parker has reached 1 million accident-free miles. He also reached the milestone in 2006 and was Chariton’s 40th driver to reach the milestone.

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