truck driver resume example with 18+ years of experience

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Safety-focused Truck Driver with outstanding work ethic and more than 365 days with zero accidents. Skilled in customer service and following DOT requirements and good safety practices. Licensed for CDL A operation. Motivated Truck Driver proficient at driving broad range of commercial trucks. Resourceful and customer-focused transportation specialist with 30 + years of experience building client relations, supporting operations, managing logistics and handling distribution. Results-oriented in high-stress situations with talents in driving multiple types of trucks. Experienced Truck Driver with expertise operating 18-wheelers and box trucks. Brings clean driving record, CDL A license endorsement. Customer-oriented and skilled at promoting customer retention, assisting with loading and unloading and completing accurate logs and paperwork. Truck Driver experienced using GPS to determine efficient routes. Hardworking individual with several years of safe driving. Long-haul and regional driving background. Responsible Truck Driver with expertise in planning routes, collecting payments and resolving customer service issues. Bringing several years of related experience, advanced inspection skills and defensive driving abilities. Service-oriented with strong attention to detail and systematic approach to safety. Expert Driver comfortable operating loading equipment and managing loads. Record of success in meeting delivery schedules and satisfying clients. Conscientious Truck Driver knowledgeable about DOT safety regulations and route planning. Accident-free safe driver with clean MVR with no violations. Several years of experience on road. Experienced Truck Driver offering solid work ethic, safe driving history and stable background in diverse transportation roles. Knowledgeable about trucks and trailers, including loading, unloading and securing different types of products. Well-coordinated in handling all customer, documentation and business needs. Attentive driver with strong knowledge of local routes and traffic patterns. Monitors road conditions and construction areas to maintain schedule adherence. Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills. Organized and motivated employee eager to apply time management and organizational skills in various environments. Seeking entry-level opportunities to expand skills while facilitating company growth. Committed job seeker with a history of meeting company needs with consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand.

  • Route Management
  • Refrigerated Trailers Operation
  • Clean MVR
  • Cargo Handling
  • Map Reading
  • Truck Cab Computer Operation
  • CB Radio Communication
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Payment Collection
  • Time Management
  • Delivery Documentation
  • State and Federal Regulations
  • Trailer Coupling and Uncoupling
  • Loading and Unloading
  • GPS Applications
  • Cargo Security
  • Problem Solving
  • Delivery Instructions Verification
  • Decision Making
  • Problem-Solving
  • Safety and Emergency Equipment
  • Tractor-Trailer Operation
  • Vehicle Service Documentation
  • Vehicle Defect or Damage Reporting
  • Accident Documentation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Truck Maneuvering
  • Planning Ability
  • Courteous and Polite Demeanor
  • Efficient Trip Planner
  • Dependable and Reliable
  • Trained in [State] Safety Regulations
Education and Training
Twisp High School Twisp, WA, Expected in 04/1962 GED : - GPA :
  • LaSalle Instatute: Diesel Engineering Certificate
Lehigh Hanson - Truck Driver
Holly Springs, NC, 09/2012 - Current
  • Read and interpreted maps to determine vehicle routes.
  • Inspected truck for defects and safe operating condition before, during and after trips.
  • Utilized pallet jacks and forklifts to load and unload materials off trucks.
  • Drove tractor-trailer combinations to transport and deliver products, livestock or other materials.
  • Logged driving hours and fuel usage data on time to keep reports current.
  • Completed transfers at hubs and final destinations to keep routes on schedule.
  • Delivered customer orders to homes and places of business within established time frames.
  • Established relationships with customers through use of interpersonal, active listening and inquiry response skills.
  • Hooked and unhooked trailers from tractor and converter dollies.
  • Conducted vehicle inspections before and after every trip and performed minor repairs to keep truck functional.
  • Maintained telephone and radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.
  • Provided top product shipment delivery quality control, eliminating downtime and maximizing revenue.
  • Demonstrated safe driving by observing road rules, exercising caution in unfamiliar areas and maintaining vehicle control.
  • Conducted emergency roadside repairs, changed tires, replaced light bulbs and installed fuses and tire chains.
  • Retained valid proof of insurance and registration in vehicles.
  • Prepared detailed reports outlining trip, vehicle and passenger details.
  • Inspected and maintained vehicle supplies and equipment to ensure vehicles remain in proper working condition.
  • Conducted daily DOT pre-trip inspections according to set checklist.
  • Inspected trucks and trailers before and after trips and completed basic maintenance for optimal performance.
  • Maintained safe driving habits to protect property and general public on roadways.
  • Followed regular schedule of pickups for individual customers and groups.
  • Maintained vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements in accordance with regulations
  • Planned efficient routes and adjusted strategies based on current weather and traffic information.
  • Coordinated with dispatch to receive updates, communicate efficient routes and convey delays.
  • Added fluids, checked tires and kept interior and exterior spotless as part of vehicle upkeep.
  • Performed pre- and post-trip safety and maintenance checks to mitigate hazards.
  • Obtained signatures needed to complete and process paperwork.
  • Managed unexpected emergencies and route changes with calm and professionalism.
  • Updated logs with timely and accurate information meet internal requirements and DOT recordkeeping demands.
  • Implemented daily DOT pre-trip inspections to reduce risks or delivery delays.
  • Processed shipment documents neatly and efficiently for each load.
  • Observed driving regulations and safety procedures, maintaining excellent safe driving record.
  • Inspected vehicle and personally handled routine upkeep.
  • Fulfilled back haul orders and spotting trailers in loading yard.
  • Recorded expenses and maintained receipts.
  • Responded quickly to customer complaints and gathered pertinent information to make educated decisions for remediation.
  • Aided senior leadership during executive decision-making process, generating daily logistics and productivity records.
  • Increased inventory longevity, inspecting and repairing vehicles and emergency equipment to promote effective mechanical and safety usage.
  • Promoted positive customer service by delivering on-time shipments and fully resolving issues.
  • Worked well with dispatchers to communicate route and schedule changes.
  • Notified customers of potential late deliveries, which resulted in [Number]% decrease in calls to company support line.
Cascades - Maintenance Supervisor
Rockingham, NC, 05/2008 - 07/2012
  • Collected data to compile detailed reports for upper management and closely monitored equipment, tools and system upgrades.
  • Delegated daily tasks to employees to manage resources and meet deadlines.
  • Maintained clear and safe workspace areas to meet OSHA standards.
  • Analyzed and identified equipment failure root causes and initiated correction actions.
  • Repaired equipment and machinery, performing maintenance according to updated industry standards.
  • Oversaw team in completing job tasks quickly and accurately with appropriate use of instruments and tools.
  • Implemented improved training procedures to better develop new personnel.
  • Directed maintenance activities to provide continuous supply of heat, electric power or gas required for operations.
  • Inspected facilities to determine problems and schedule necessary maintenance.
  • Prepared and monitored budget to keep maintenance department financially sound.
  • Inspected alarm systems and monitors to comply with fire, carbon monoxide and other safety levels.
  • Designed, fabricated and installed upgrades to improve existing equipment.
  • Inspected machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards.
  • Diagnosed equipment malfunctions and performed repairs to restore equipment and maintain uptime.
  • Monitored inventory and ordered needed supplies to meet demand for repairs.
  • Scheduled repair and maintenance of machines, tools and equipment to support continuous production operations.
  • Delegated work to staff, setting priorities and goals.
  • Inspected completed work to assess quality and identify skill gaps.
  • Delivered positive reinforcement and constructive criticism for employee work efforts.
  • Maintained optimal supply levels to meet expected demands without overreaching budget targets.
  • Coordinated efficient maintenance schedules to keep systems running at peak levels.
  • Monitored employee work levels and optimized performance with strategic approaches.
  • Determined schedules, sequences and assignments for work activities, based on priority, quantity of equipment and personnel skill.
  • Oversaw workforce schedules and allocated resources in order to achieve project goals.
  • Established and enforced clear safety policies to protect workers from injury.
  • Trained and monitored employees to teach daily tasks and improve performance.
  • Communicated with distributors to acquire necessary equipment for projects.
  • Allocated material and labor resources to promote on-time and under-budget project completion.
  • Kept records of parts and equipment used in projects to update inventory.
  • Created work crew schedules and delegated assignments.
  • Provided leadership, insight and mentoring to newly hired employees to supply knowledge of various company programs.
  • Implemented onsite safety protocols and procedures and properly trained team members on prevention measures.
  • Filled out work orders, repair logs and maintenance plans to document work completed.
  • Reported project progress, site problems and labor status to supervisors.
  • Prepared and planned worksites to help jobs run smoothly.
Railworks - Boom Truck Operator
Winston, FL, 04/2004 - 03/2008
  • Drove gasoline- or electric-powered vehicles to transport materials between loading, processing and storage areas.
  • Performed inspections and made repairs on tractors.
  • Estimated weights, heights and centers of balance to make precise placements.
  • Positioned lifting devices to secure material or products for transport to designated areas.
  • Moved levers or controls of lifting devices to load, unload or stack material.
  • Employed hand signals to communicate effectively with coworkers operating transport vehicles and direct movements from floor.
  • Inspected product load for accuracy to foster timely and complete delivery.
  • Followed maps and GPS systems to promptly complete tasks.
  • Secured loads on pallets to minimize damage and worker injuries.
  • Noted and recorded receipt of materials on drivers' paperwork.
  • Loaded, unloaded, transported and stacked materials through careful operation of various warehouse equipment.
  • Communicated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements.
  • Scheduled or performed needed maintenance on equipment to promote longevity of use.
  • Positioned lifting devices around loaded pallets, skids and boxes to secure materials for transport to designated areas.
  • Visually assessed materials for conformance to quality standards and shipping orders, removing nonconforming products and reporting for further action.

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School Attended

  • Twisp High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Truck Driver
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Boom Truck Operator


  • GED

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