It is easy to confuse our regular job duties with our accomplishments, since we often run around in the rut of professional life. However, it is imperative to separate the two – they are not the same. Your accomplishments are things which have had a tangible effect on you or your surroundings. Your job duties are regular activities that you have no choice but to perform each workday.
Take a moment to list down all your job duties and see what you have accomplished by performing them. You will be surprised to know that you have done a lot that has gone unacknowledged. Make it a point to have these acknowledged now – by writing them down in your resume. Accomplishments statements go a long way in charting you out as a professional who knows his work and can handle the pressure of a high demanding job. And that is exactly the kind of person all employers look for.
But there is a certain way in which a truck driver accomplishments statement is written in a resume – a way that makes it look appealing to hire you. Here is how you can write one:
• Successfully managed to make the last delivery on the route, during the floods of 2005, without letting any package get damaged.
• Averted potential harm to the truck and the merchandise it was carrying by recognizing signs of a pileup and immediately turning the truck to avoid head-on collision.
• Trained 12 newly hired truck drivers in performing preventative maintenance on their vehicles, as part of a detailed driver training process.
• Hold record for no accidents or mishaps since attainment of commercial truck driver’s license, owing to exceptionally careful attitude while on the road.
• Introduced a dynamic logging system for deliveries, increasing efficiency of communication with base dock by 66%.
• Created and implemented internal vehicle road worthiness tests which contributed to the success of each of company vehicle passing the government administered test.
• Implemented placement of load securing devices, in accordance to federal DOT requirements, making it easier for the company to fulfil the required specifications for each truck.