ALTOONA — In recognition of the country’s truck drivers, Sheetz has announced it has lowered the price of its diesel fuel to $4.49. The reduction in price took effect on Monday, Sept. 5, and will continue through Sept. 30. The price has been reduced at all 654 Sheetz stores that offer diesel fuel pumps.
The month-long reduction in the price of diesel fuel is part pf the convenience chain’s celebration of Truck Driver Appreciation Week — Sept. 11-17.
“Truck drivers are the backbone of this country,” Travis Sheetz, president & CEO of Sheetz, said in a statement. “We wanted to go above and beyond for Truck Driver Appreciation Week by providing extended offers that will be unquestionably beneficial to them.”
In addition to the reduction in diesel fuel prices, Sheetz will also offer truck drivers a free meal including their choice of any half Made-to-Order sub, bag of fries and any size self-serve coffee or fountain drink. The free meal offer will begin on Sept. 11 and run through Sept. 30. To redeem the offer, truck drivers should enter “TRUCKYEAH” through the Sheetz Mobile App starting Sept. 11.
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week was started in 1998 by the American Trucking Associations, as a chance to show appreciation for the 3.6 million truck drivers across the country that “not only deliver our goods safely, securely, and on time, but they also keep our highways safe,” according to the organization’s website.
Headquartered in Altoona, Sheetz is a family-owned and operated convenience store chain with more than 24,000 employees and 54 stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.