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Driver Resume Samples and Tips
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Are you interested in becoming a driver, or are a driver that would like to get into a different line of work? Here are a few driving jobs and their median salaries.
- Delivery drivers ($27,000)
- Heavy tractor-trailer truck drivers ($37,600)
- Truck drivers ($22,550)
- Taxi drivers and chauffeurs ($22,500)
All driving jobs will require that you have a CDL license. Optimally, you should also have a high school diploma, although cab drivers do not require one.
Here are some questions to think about before writing your driver resume:
1. What kind of customer service skills do you have? If you’re chauffeur, cab driver, or delivery driver, you need to interact with customers on a daily basis. As a representative of your company, your attitude and friendliness can have a big impact on repeat business. Be sure to include this information in your resume – driving is more than just your ability to maneuver a vehicle around.
2. What is your temperament? Are you a patient person, or generally rushed, hurried, and short-fused? Hopefully, as a person working as a driver, you’re able to take bumps on the road with a cool head. Generally, people who are able to remain calm and composed in stressful situations also make better decisions. Safety is key in the driving industry – one mistake could end you career, or your life.
3. What is your safety record? A driver’s career can survive a few scratches and bumps, especially if it isn’t your fault. This may be the most important part of a driver’s resume – the hiring manager will be sure to check your record. If it’s clean (and long!), that is golden information to display.
4. How is your health? Professional drivers require a certain standard of hand-eye coordination, hearing ability, physical fitness, and visual ability. Be sure to get yourself tested, for your own safety, and also as preparation for submitting your health records to any company you are applying for.
As someone who works in the driving and transportation industry, you’ll need to clearly emphasize what kind of skills you have, and what kinds of vehicles you have experience operating.
Before you get started writing your resume, you should know that there are three different resume formats -- Functional, Reverse Chronological and Combination. You should read about these types of resumes here. Essentially, if you have "spotty" work experience, you can use different resume formats to help you hide the weaker parts of your resume.
A driver resume will usually be written in this format:
1. Contact Details: Let the hiring manager know the best way to contact you. Include your LinkedIn account if you have one.
2. Career Objective: Your career objective should always be written with the company’s needs in mind. So depending on what kind of driver you are – a personal driver, taxi driver, truck driver, forklift driver, etc., you need to write the objective so that it is relevant to those jobs. It should be no longer than two sentences. Essentially, pack all of your most relevant skills and qualifications that will allow you to perform your job exceptionally in this part. If you have never had an accident, emphasize your years of professional experience, and your safety record. Beyond the types of vehicles you can operate, your safety record is probably the most important part of a driving and transportation resume.
3. Professional Experience: Generally speaking, your professional experience section should be written in reverse-chronological order, which means that your most recent experience should be placed near the top. Each experience should have a “title,” which is the name of the company that you worked for. Include your job title in smaller font beneath it. You should also include how long you worked at each job. Underneath each “title,” write a series of bullet points explaining your job duties. This should not be a bland list of job responsibilities that a hiring manager already knows you are capable of doing. A good description will include:
- The type of vehicles you operated
- The reason you operated it
- How you maintained the vehicle
- Any time limits / ability to be punctual
- Quality ratings from customer interactions
4. Skills and Certificates Section: We've included a picture here to give you an idea about how to format these two sections. Though they are related, the certificates section should be on its own, because that kind of job specific information should not be mixed in and lost amongst your less relevant skills.
That's how you make your driver and transportation resume! Make sure you read the top 7 resume challenges that face the majority of jobseekers. This will help you gain a better understanding of what your resume reuires. Hope you found it helpful.
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1010 North Street, New York, NY 18073
Car Driver with over 5 years of experience of driving and maintaining the upkeep of both rental and private vehicles driving to predetermined locations in a timely manner. Possesses a clean driver’s license and the ability to use radio equipment.
BUMPER COLLECTIVE Boston, MA
General Car Transporter September 1998 – Present
- Provide outstanding customer service to over 120 clients per month
- Maintain courteous and professional behavior & appearance
- Deliver vehicles to other locations as directed by management, such as licensee locations, rail yard, auction sites, body shops, or other corporate locations
- Ride with or follow another driver to drop off vehicle(s) or pick up multiple vehicles
- Follow all company safety policies and procedures and protect company assets.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision while maintaining high energy
FLEET SQUIRRELS Boston, MA
Rental Car Driver September 1998 – Present
- Transport vehicles safely within the airport to various service areas
- Drive the vehicles from return location to cleaning/servicing location; leave vehicles positioned for best access by service agents, as directed by management
- Organize travel route and ensure vehicle paperwork is accurate and timely
- Safely move vehicles between airport and off-airport locations
COWELL COLLEGE Chicago, IL
Economics Candidate, June 1995
- Captain of CC Hockey team
- Understanding of DOT regulations
- 2-way radio and cellular phone
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES
- Class A commercial drivers license
- Medical card
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