Route Driver Cover Letter

To make a great impression when applying for a position as a Delivery Driver, be sure to make a professional-looking cover letter the first thing they see. This free to download sample will make sure your application gets their attention. You can either use ours as reference to write your own, or you can download and replace our example information with your own.

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  1. Delivery Driver Cover Letter Sample (Image)
  2. Delivery Driver Cover Letter (Text Format)
  3. 5 Tips for Writing Your Delivery Driver Cover Letter

1. Delivery Driver Cover Letter Sample & Resume (Image)

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2. Delivery Driver Cover Letter (Text Format)

Dec. 16, 2016

George Kerry

Director of Shipping

Amazon – Los Angeles Area Warehouse

412 Santa Ana Dr.

Los Angeles, CA, 90210

(213) 454-5544

[email protected]

RE: Delivery Driver Position

Dear Mr. Kerry:

I am writing to apply for the position of Delivery Driver for Amazon, out of the Los Angeles area warehouse. I have over four years of experience driving delivery, and I am confident I could be a great addition to Amazon’s delivery driver fleet. I currently work as a driver for a local courier company – a position that involves a huge volume in daily deliveries. I have also been involved in some logistics planning, including devising more efficient routes and saving my company an estimated $1000 dollars in gas per month. They have since used this more efficient method with all drivers, saving upwards of $5000 monthly.

Beyond simple savings and volume, I have a real knack for customer service. I have received 95% positive feedback in customer surveys. I am also a safe and meticulous driver – I have been in no accidents in my four years at my current position.

Furthermore, as a driver for a water supply company, I delivered extremely heavy loads, and did so with the utmost safety on the road and in loading and unloading. I have driven loads of over 15 tons through urban Los Angeles, and across the area’s highways. Finally, I possess a “Class A” California Driver’s License and recently received my HazMat endorsement, certifying me to drive and deliver any commercial cargo.

Between my years of experience and skills as a driver, I am confident I would be a fantastic addition to Amazon’s fleet of delivery drivers. If you are so inclined, I would jump at the opportunity to visit you for an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration of my application. I look forward to hearing back from you at your convenience. Thanks again.

Sincerely,

Sally Jones

Enclosed: Resume

3. 5 Tips for Writing Your Delivery Driver Cover Letter

1. Be detailed: Make sure you write specifically about what your achievements and duties were at your past job. Being unclear not only doesn’t provide enough information, it also makes your cover letter less engaging. Specify where you can.

2. Decide what to emphasize: As a Delivery Driver applicant, you could choose to highlight either your experience or your skills and accomplishments. Obviously, you should talk about both if you have them, but consider focusing on one especially. Otherwise your letter might come across as too mixed and too long.

3. Quantify where you can: Use clear numbers wherever possible. Avoid words like “lots” or “many”. So, if you have driven extremely heavy loads, say “20+ ton loads” as opposed to “extremely heavy.”

Don’t forget to use some of the same jargon and phrasing from the employer’s job posting.

4. Sell yourself: Think of your application and cover letter as a commercial for yourself. You aren’t just explaining what you’ve done, but also trying to convince a hiring manager that you’re the best person for the job. As such, avoid writing a boring list of duties. Instead, talk about your achievements in completing those duties.

5. Copy the job posting: Don’t forget to use some of the same words and phrases from the job posting. Hiring managers are looking for specific qualities, and they include these in job postings. Avoid forcing words and phrases in awkwardly, but echoing some of the words from the post will show managers you are a perfect match for the job.

If you’re still unsure how to put together an effective cover letter, our complete guide to writing a cover letter can walk you step-by-step through the process.

Christine Graham
Hiring Manager
Dayjob Ltd
120 Vyse Street
Birmingham
B18 6NF

14th January 2014


Dear Ms Graham,

My name is ………………… and I am interested in your current vacancy for a Delivery Driver which way advertised yesterday on the Dayjob.com. I am aware of your company’s excellent reputation and am keen to join a business like yours that gives it staff superb career opportunities.

I have a long track record of delivering quality products to customers in a safe, courteous and timely manner. Apart from my superb driving skills, clean driving record and keen sense of direction, I am also a physically fit individual who is comfortable working in all weather conditions.  As you can also see from my attached CV I have experience of cash management, checking orders for accuracy and greeting customers in a friendly and professional manner.

I can accurately follow instructions and will always provide a safe, reliable, prompt, and courteous delivery service to your customers. My key strengths are reading maps and finding my way around delivery areas.

On a personal level I always go out of my way to make customers and co-workers feel special, and am confident that I will quickly fit into your established team.

I would like to thank you in advance for you time, consideration and forthcoming response.

Yours sincerely,

Your name
Address 1
Address 2
Tel: 00 44 121 638 0026
Email: info@dayjob.com
 



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