Working primarily in freight settings, dock workers sort and load freight onto trailers and ensure that they are unloaded in a safe and appropriate manner. They verify that shipments that they have received are in sync with the work orders provided to them and ensure that all pallets are placed in their designated places.

It is important for a candidate for this position to hold a high school diploma or an equivalent to be eligible for the position of a dock worker. Apart from this information, it is important for a candidate to provide a would-be employer with physical agility information as a dock worker needs to be physically dexterous. Have a look at the following cover letter sample for the position of a dock worker.


Dock Worker Cover Letter Sample


Jaden Smith
66 12th Avenue SW
Aberdeen, SD 72899
(210) 000-9999
Jaden @ email . com

November 2, 2013

Mr. Elijah Benjamin
Manager Human Resources
YRC Freight
78 55th Street NE
Aberdeen, SD 73900


Dear Mr. Benjamin:

Your job posting for a dock worker piqued my interest immensely as my capabilities and experiences are a perfect match for it. Utilizing my expertise in providing efficient and safe, claim-free handling of freight, I would be able to become a key member of your team.

As my resume indicates, I had been working with ABC Movers for three years and have been developed skills in many facets of warehouse work. I am familiar with the need to ensure quality checks on shipments and to make sure that they are in sync with work orders. Moreover, I possess a current forklift license and expert in operating it in a safe manner. Above all, I am well-versed in the safety precautions that need to be taken into account when working in a warehouse setting. Due to my strict approach towards perfection, I ensure that all corresponding documentation is always in order and record keeping initiatives are taken into account at every step. Equally important is my inherent ability to be thorough at each step which has led to shining commendations from my superiors.

I am confident that I am the right person for this job and believe that I will be able to prove my claims appropriately in a face-to-face meeting with you.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith

Enc: Resume