Position Overview

Trailer is a broad term, generally used to refer to an unpowered container, sleeper or caravan that needs to be attached to some vehicle or tractor in order to be driven. Trailer driving is very different than other heavy vehicle driving since it’s more like towing, using a powered engine of another vehicle. One has to be very careful while trailer driving since trailers are usually long and remain in constant swinging motion while being driven. General requirements for the position include expert driving skills and a commercial driver’s license.


Trailer Driver Resume Example


Timothy Andrews

86 Ryder Square | Cincinnati, OH 72231 | (003)555-4444 | timothy @ email . com

Clean driving, medical and criminal record

A passionate heavy vehicle driver with solid experience in driving tracctor/dump trailers safely and timely to the assigned location. Equipped with adequate map reading skills and knowledgeable of traffic laws regarding trailer mobility.

• Class A CDL with Hazardous Material endorsement
• Proficient in transporting trailers to and from far off locations during shift timings
• Well versed in attaching and detaching trailers securely to and from the powered vehicle
• Adept at coordinating with the route manager and other drivers regarding road clearance

• Track record of transporting goods timely in a secure and careful manner so as to avoid any damage to the merchandise
• Well practiced in maintaining merchandise logs and transported material inventories
• Skilled in map reading and finding alternate routes in case of road blockage
• Capable of performing precautionary maintenance of the trailer and attached vehicle/ tractor

• Handled an urgent, high volume merchandise delivery single handedly (from loading till transportation, delivery and unloading) during Christmas holidays when staff was short
• Attained employee of the month six times in four years due to exceptional punctuality and secure transportation of assigned merchandise


Trailer Driver | ECM Movers, Cincinnati, OH | Aug 2009 till present

• Attach and detach loaded and unloaded trailers to drawing machinery (trucks or tractors)
• Secure trailer attachment via chain locks responsibly
• Help in loading and unloading of trailers, securing the packing using pads and other safety packing materials
• Deliver and unload the goods on time and receive signatures on the delivery receipt from the recipient
• Carryout precautionary maintenance of the trailer and drawing vehicle
• Wash and clean the vehicle and trailer weekly
• Maintain merchandise distribution inventories

GED | City School | Cincinnati, OH (2004)

• Exceptional physical stamina and eye hand coordination
• Basic knowledge of heavy machinery engine mechanics
• Bilingual (Spanish, English)