Route 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 32,813 Route 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 Route 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 Trucks, 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 Route 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 Route 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 route driver skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a route 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 Route 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
We compared 32,813 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a route driver job required by employers is 1.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average route driver job listing asks for 1.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average route driver candidate have?
The average route driver resume contains 6.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your route driver skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from route driver resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Trailer Truck Driver

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Route Driver
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Insured that trailers were properly placarded for hazmat loaded on trailer.
  • Flatbed driver for Schneider national and working for a dedicated route with Prime Source building materials.
  • Satellite dispatch,On time - self initiated delivery of container, tanker, and HAZMAT regulated products.
  • Solo OTR driver - no service failures or accidents * experience with refrigerated trailers for Wal-Martin account
  • Attended Schneider Bulk Training Academy and obtained Class A CDL with endorsements for doubles, triples, tankers and hazmat.
Trailer Truck Driver

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Route Driver
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Use GPS and / or maps to chart out the best route which is time and fuel efficient.
  • Tried OTR driving, did not enjoy it.
  • Hold Class A CDL license and have experience transporting refrigerated goods and dry van bulk materials.
  • Port Containers and 53 ft. Dry Van trailers CDL and TWIC Certification
  • Pick up and deliver loads as company information dictates including following company GPS and route solutions.
Route Driver

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Route Driver
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Perform pre-trip examination of vehicle.
  • Pack pizzas and related products and deliver to customer's premises.
  • Cleaned shop, delivered food, fulfilling customers satisfaction, prepped food, garments, and boxes.
  • Route driver responsible for delivery of Pepsi product to retail stores
  • Delivered Pepsi product to major chain stores and smaller mini-marts and merchandised when necessary.
Driver Assistant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Route Driver
Some College Courses
Some College Courses - Computer Science
  • Operate tractor-trailer combinations to deliver Coca-Cola products in the Portland, Eugene area.
  • Started out as a merchandiser, obtained a Class A CDL within two years and became a delivery driver.
  • Worked as a merchandiser for Coca-Cola.
  • Transport Coca-Cola Products to various vendors across Northeast Indiana as well as parts of Ohio.
  • Licensed CDL driver Merchandising inventory, responsible for delivery of product
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As a route driver, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Route Driver roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of route 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

Route 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 Route Drivers. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Route Drivers to learn more.

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