Garbage truck driving is a very challenging position and not everyone has the temperament for it. In addition to superb driving skills, the position also demands skills in customer services. The job also involves daily public interaction. Once you have decided to go for the job, you need to come up with a convincing resume.

In today’s demanding job market it is important to come up with an employer focused resume. An employer focused resume showcases only the job relevant skills that are in the demand list issued by the potential employer. Following is a garbage truck driver resume sample.


Garbage Truck Driver Resume Sample


Jake Leonardo

44 Elko Avenue, Buffalo, NY 72231 | Cellular: (002)555-4444 | Home: (008)333-8888
jake @ email . com

PROFILE : Energetic and careful garbage truck driver with hands-on experience in garbage collection, driving of garbage trucks and handling customer complaints regarding schedule and service quality issues.

• Very effective in operation of single axle garbage trucks
• Sound knowledge of safe and hygienic disposal of collected garbage
• Knowhow of equipment cleaning procedures and standards
• In possession of a B class CDL

• Skilled in driving and operating heavy garbage trucks through narrow lanes and broad highways for garbage collection
• Proficient in disposing off the collected garbage appropriately
• Ability to maintain daily logs regarding services delivered
• Efficient in communicating customer concerns to the municipal authority for further processing
• Capable of effective public dealing on daily basis supported by customer care etiquette

• Attained the ‘Most punctual Driver Award’ by the company during the first year of work
• Trained three new drivers regarding handling of garbage cleaning gadgets


Garbage Truck Driver | City Waste Connections, Buffalo, NY | Oct 2007 to Present

• Collect garbage from residential buildings, commercial offices and independent houses on daily basis
• Dispose-off the collected garbage in a safe and sanitary manner
• Ensure proper storage of the garbage collection equipment and dumpster in a hygienic manner
• Fill in daily record books and logs regarding collection and disposal of collected garbage material
• Note down any customer complaints regarding service quality or timings of service and forward the same to higher management for consideration
• Report any malfunctions in the vehicle timely to the concerned vehicle maintenance department


Volunteer Debris Collector | Helping Hands, Buffalo, NY | Summer 2006
Provided assistance in collecting and disposing debris after a major fire disaster in the industrial area at Buffalo in 2009

GED | City College, Buffalo, NY | 2007