Driver Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 346,301 Driver resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing A Driver Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Delivery Instructions, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write A Driver Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Driver CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand driver skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a driver : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Driver
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1


  • Maintain a positive and proper image and attitude with customers.
  • Trained in use of POS system
  • Prepared large quantity pizza Deliveries in a timely manner Processed payment and deposit
  • Orchestrated positive food and labor management numbers in two high volume locations averaging $19,250 in weekly sales.
  • Keep a positive image with customers.

Example # 2


  • Dry Van OTR 53 trailer.
  • Solo OTR driver - no service failures or accidents * experience with refrigerated trailers for Wal-Martin account
  • Keep daily log using Qualcomm system.
  • Drive Freightliner centry class,53 foot trailar.OTR
  • Attended Schneider Bulk Training Academy and obtained Class A CDL with endorsements for doubles, triples, tankers and hazmat.

Example # 3


  • Delivered freight in a timely manner on OTR, dedicated, and semi local accoints.
  • Job Description: Class A CDL Driver with Hazmat and tanker endorsement.
  • Charted out appropriate route using maps and GPS.
  • Graduated from training program and received Class A CDL (Commercial Drivers License).
  • Dry Van OTR 53 trailer.

Example # 4


  • Maintained a daily driver's log for mileage and cargo where required by DOT regulations
  • Processed commercial cash and check deposits; inbound and outbound bank shipments and balance inbound ATM residual cash.
  • Have Doubles/Triples, Hazmat, X endorsements.
  • Hauled Dry and Reefer, 53 ft trailers.
  • Utilized HazMat endorsement for this position.

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How much work experience does the average driver candidate have?
The average driver resume contains 5.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your driver skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from driver resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a driver, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Driver roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of driver resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Driver Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Drivers. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Drivers to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%