An OTR driver (over-the-road driver) drives trucks and trailers over long routes in order to ensure that goods are delivered to the right destination at the right time. Many companies rely on the expertise of an OTR driver to deliver their goods from one place to another.

OTR truck drivers need to possess a valid driver’s license in order to obtain a position in this regard. Their driving skills need to be perfect and they need to have expansive knowledge of long routes within the country and its outskirts. Physical endurance is another prerequisite for this position as OTR drivers need to spend many days, sometimes weeks on the road; they have to sleep in their truck cab which might be non-luxurious.



OTR Truck Driver Resume Sample


Benjamin Frank

482 Crystal Way, Denver, CO 801992
(999) 999-9999, frank @ email . com


A physically agile truck driver with five years of experience working “over the road”. Expansive knowledge of the directives provided by the Department of Transportation and local regulations. Track record of working out long routes using GPS and traffic information systems

✔ Reined in a rollercoaster delivery project that spanned three months – made seven round trips between two states during this time span
✔ Trained a group of co-drivers to work long routes as OTR drivers in a minimal allotted time
✔ Reached delivery goals constantly for the previous four year and awarded with three awards of excellence
✔ Introduced and implemented a program coined “Long Route Safety” which served as road rules for OTR drivers


OTR Truck Driver | Schneider, Denver, CO | 06/2008 – Present

• Drove heavy duty trucks and trailers over long routes
• Plan long trips in order to mesh in breaks, fuel stops and weather conditions
• Chart out appropriate route using maps and GPS
• Assist with loading and unloading goods onto the truck
• Ensure that all freight paperwork is on order and that goods are secured safely
• Collect freight charges as instructed on papers
• Check shipping papers to familiarize self with nature of items and any hazardous materials onboard
• Ensure timely delivery of goods to the consignee
• Take signatures of consignee on delivery papers
• Inspect vehicle to ensure that it is in proper working condition before venturing on a long route
• Troubleshoot any problems with the vehicle along the way

Loader | Enterprise Freight Forwarders, Denver, CO | 01/2007 – 05/ 2008

• Loaded and unloaded freight onto trucks
• Ensured appropriate packaging and seals of outgoing shipment
• Made sure that all shipping papers are in order
• Performed manual movement of boxes from storage area to the delivery pallet
• Drove short haul delivery trucks and forklifts

Graduate: March High School, Denver, CO