A newly trained driver will have to earn trust in order to be able to obtain a job. Through the cover letter, you can highlight your specific skills as a driver.
This document is important because it allows the hiring manager to zero in on your specific abilities and competencies, and eventually trust you enough to call you in for an interview.
When developing an entry-level cover letter for a driver position, first determine what you have to offer. Depending on what kind of a driving job it is, you will need to focus on specific skills.
For example, a chauffeur should highlight his ability to transport passengers from one place to another by driving a car, and a delivery driver must emphasize his or her knowledge of driving and maintaining delivery trucks and vans.
At the entry-level, you will have quite a job to make the prospective employer appreciate your driving skills. But skills are all that you have to depend on, so make sure that they sound plausible.
See also: Entry-Level Driver Resume
Here is a cover letter sample for a driver who has no previous experience in hand:
Sample Cover Letter for Entry-Level Driver With No Experience
August 6, 2020
Mr. Johnathan Hoyt
Human Resources Department
Fleet Crews Inc.
593 Temp Road
Warner Robins, GA37649
Dear Mr. Hoyt:
I am interested in the driver position ay Fleet Crews Inc.. as advertised on your website. I have obtained driver training from Al’s Driving School, and have recently received my driver’s license. I am positive that I will be a great addition to your team of drivers.
During my training, I got familiarity with different vehicles such as cars, vans, and trucks. I possess the ability to drive and maintain these vehicles. Possessing exceptional skills in mapping short and correct routes in order to ensure safe passages is my niche. I am a social individual, with excellent communication skills which makes it easy for me to reach out to passengers. A short stint as a driver helper in a material handling company has made me understand delivery management in a detailed way.
As a driver, I wear many hats, since I can easily and efficiently manage passenger pickup and drop-off, as well as handle deliveries in a timely manner. Owing to exceptional proficiencies in performing preventative and regular maintenance on vehicles, I ensure that breakdown incidents are eradicated.
A cover letter, no matter how personalized it is, is no match for a face to face meeting. I will contact your office in order to arrange one. In the meantime, I am reachable at (000) 198-4390.
Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.