Casey’s Donates $100,000 to Local Trucker Program

The money will go toward a new building and concourse, doubling student capacity.

April 03, 2024

Casey’s recently announced that it donated $100,000 to the Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC) Transportation Institute. According to the program website, the DMACC Transportation Institute Commercial Vehicle Operator Training course is comprised of two separate courses: an online theory course and a behind-the-wheel driving course. The total program meets the FMCSA standards and regulations for Entry-Level Driver Training.​

The retailer said in a LinkedIn post that with hundreds of truckers at Casey’s, the company is grateful for programs like the DMACC’s Transportation Institute. “Attracting and training a talent pipeline for drivers is key to our future workforce and the transportation network for many companies,” the retailer wrote.

The $100,000 donation will go toward upgrading and expanding the DMACC Transportation Institute. “The new building and concourse will serve the CDL training program and double student capacity, resulting in more fully certified truck drivers,” Casey’s said in the LinkedIn post. “We can't wait to see it and celebrate with the students later this year!”

In February, Casey’s partnered with Celsius and Feeding America to help fight hunger. In a campaign that ended yesterday, April 2, Casey’s guests were able to round up at the register, supporting children and families impacted by food insecurity across the Midwest and South.