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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Safety-focused individual possessing outstanding driving record. Proactive, reliable and dedicated to cost-effective transportation of goods and materials. Excellent record of punctuality and work ethic.

Competent Driver with excellent organizational and multitasking skills dedicated to achieving challenging delivery timetables. Trained in basic maintenance, repairs and vehicle maintenance. Detail-oriented in meeting daily business and customer needs.

Experienced truck driver with over 8 years of experience in the trucking industry. Excellent reputation for resolving problems and improving customer satisfaction.

Accomplishments
  • Named Hogan Safe driver awardee, (2017)
Skills
  • City and Non-City Driving
  • Assisting Drivers
  • Traffic Law Observation
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Confidentiality Understanding
  • Commercial Driving
  • Route Logs
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Time Management
  • Customer Rapport
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Driving and Transportation
  • Navigational Systems and GPS
  • Documentation and Recordkeeping
  • Optimizing Routes
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Safe Driving Techniques
  • Customer Service
  • Route Determination
  • Defensive Strategies
  • Driver Relations
  • Quarterly Reviews
  • Damage Prevention
  • Inspecting Trucks
  • DOT Requirements
  • Mileage and Service Logs
  • Quality Deliverables
  • Drivers Daily Log (DLL)
  • CDL License
  • Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
  • Commercial Locations
  • Daily Security Checks
  • Situational Awareness
  • Weight Limits
Work History
Truck Driver/Independent Contractor , 03/2017 to Current
J.B. HuntSaint Louis, MO,
  • Delivered goods and products to customer on time and in excellent condition.
  • Cleaned and maintained vehicle and assessed vehicle for damage after each shift.
  • Completed routine pre- and post-trip inspections to evaluate vehicles and assess maintenance needs.
  • Achieved consistent safety targets by adjusting driving to different road and traffic conditions, balancing loads and avoiding dangerous driving actions.
  • Coordinated efficient routes to avoid delays and optimize schedules.
  • Planned and adjusted optimal routes based on traffic and weather conditions.
  • Loaded and secured items in trucks to avoid damage to parcels during delivery.
  • Upheld high standards of professionalism and discretion when working with high-value clients.
  • Obtained customer signatures to complete and process paperwork.
  • Checked in with dispatch service and updated with current location.
  • Updated personal logs and business tracking documents accurately and according to schedule requirements.
Truck Driver, 06/2016 to 03/2017
System TransportCenterview, MO,
  • Operated with safety and skill to avoid accidents and delays.
  • Demonstrated safe driving by following regulations and safety procedures, resulting in zero accidents.
  • Inspected trucks for malfunctions and reported vehicles to management for corrective action.
  • Maintained daily, legible DOT log book and submitted corresponding documents.
  • Clearly communicated with dispatchers to give updated information on estimated times of arrival and latest road conditions.
  • Completed regular inspections and maintenance actions, as well as basic equipment repairs, to keep equipment operating at peak levels.
  • Minimized delays by planning and adjusting routes to account for changing weather and traffic conditions.
  • Maximized load safety by balancing, securing and weighing products.
  • Executed safety practices and inventory loading without customer complaints, accidents or lost-time.
  • Dropped and hooked trailers and changed configuration of equipment.
  • Verified contents of inventory loads against Bills of Lading.
  • Contacted customers to report delayed delivery times.
  • Maintained current Class A CDL
  • Pushed and pulled dollies into place and raised and lowered landing gear on semi-trailers.
Flatbed Tractor Truck Driver, 02/2015 to 06/2016
J.B. HuntStockton, CA,
  • Fastened chains, straps, covers and binders to secure load during transit.
  • Completed regular inspections and maintenance actions, as well as basic equipment repairs, to keep equipment operating at peak levels.
  • Inspected vehicle before and after trips and logged and reported mechanical problems to avoid unsafe hazards.
  • Maintained telephone and radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.
  • Inspected truck for defects and safe operating condition before, during and after trips.
  • Maintained organized, clean and professional vehicle to protect company reputation with customers.
  • Completed preventive maintenance checks and basic repairs to vehicles.
  • Completed daily inspections, basic maintenance and common repair actions to keep equipment operating at full capacity.
  • Spoke professionally with customers regarding complaints, gathering all necessary information to make educated decisions and address issues.
  • Recovered vehicles, completed private tows and managed involuntary pick-ups on behalf of business and law enforcement professionals.
  • Documented mileage, deliveries, pickups, customer issues and damages.
  • Determined quickest and safest routes for delivery by using effective planning and organizational skills.
  • Communicated with dispatchers and other office personnel to handle two-way updates and adjust daily schedules.
  • Complied with truck driving rules as well as company policies and procedures regarding safe vehicle operations.
  • Secured vehicle to tow truck and checked all attachments for safe operation.
  • Inspected load security and checked for damages.
  • Refilled truck after completing deliveries to return in ready-to-use condition.
  • Inspected trucks and trailers before each trip to assess safety and identify maintenance concerns.
Truck Driver, 06/2013 to 02/2015
C.R. EnglandCity, STATE,
  • Operated with safety and skill to avoid accidents and delays.
  • Demonstrated safe driving by following regulations and safety procedures, resulting in zero accidents.
  • Inspected trucks for malfunctions and reported vehicles to management for corrective action.
  • Maintained daily, legible DOT log book and submitted corresponding documents.
  • Clearly communicated with dispatchers to give updated information on estimated times of arrival and latest road conditions.
  • Completed regular inspections and maintenance actions, as well as basic equipment repairs, to keep equipment operating at peak levels.
  • Minimized delays by planning and adjusting routes to account for changing weather and traffic conditions.
  • Maximized load safety by balancing, securing and weighing products.
  • Executed safety practices and inventory loading without customer complaints, accidents or lost-time.
  • Loaded and unloaded products at warehouses and customer locations using hand trucks, pallet jacks and forklifts.
  • Enhanced customer relations by consistently delivering shipments according to schedule and quickly addressing any concerns.
  • Dropped and hooked trailers and changed configuration of equipment.
  • Verified contents of inventory loads against Bills of Lading.
  • Contacted customers to report delayed delivery times.
  • Completed preventive maintenance and mechanical repairs on vehicles.
  • Maintained current Class A CDL.
  • Pushed and pulled dollies into place and raised and lowered landing gear on semi-trailers.

Trained students in safety and operation of a commercial vehicle with no or minimal prior students having accidents.

Education
CDL A: Truck Driving, Expected in 06/2013 to C.R. England Truck Driving School - Richmond, IN,
GPA:
A&P: Aviation Maintenance , Expected in 03/2009 to Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN
GPA:
Graduate: Military Law Enforcement , Expected in 07/2005 to United States Army Military Police - Fort Leonard Wood, MO,
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • C.R. England Truck Driving School
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Indianapolis
  • United States Army Military Police

Job Titles Held:

  • Truck Driver/Independent Contractor
  • Truck Driver
  • Flatbed Tractor Truck Driver
  • Truck Driver

Degrees

  • CDL A
  • A&P
  • Graduate

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