Updating A Resume To Add My CDL A. Not Quite Sure What To Put On It

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Eric P.'s Comment
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When I submit a resume to a recruiter. Should I just put on there that I went to such and such trucking school completing the 160 hour course, Attained my CDL A on (date issued) and have TX for endorsements with a current medical certificate?

Should I put my DL# on the resume? Attach a copy of my current MVR? or wait for the recruiter to call and ask?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Randall H's Comment
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When I submit a resume to a recruiter. Should I just put on there that I went to such and such trucking school completing the 160 hour course, Attained my CDL A on (date issued) and have TX for endorsements with a current medical certificate?

Should I put my DL# on the resume? Attach a copy of my current MVR? or wait for the recruiter to call and ask?

I would state that you have your license, including the endorsements you've passed, and what school you went to along with dates. No I would not put my DL # or MVR on there. That would be info you submit to them upon request.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Old School's Comment
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Eric, this may sound a little odd but I wouldn't even bother with a resume. The trucking business really doesn't work from resumes. The best way to get your foot in the door and get started is to just contact a recruiter and then follow their lead. The first thing they are going to want from you is to fill out an application and then they will start requesting other items from you after they've reviewed that initial application, but you will find that they will not request a resume. The reason for this is that they are required by Federal regulations to gather up very specific information on you and usually that stuff will not be found on your average resume. You can go ahead and Apply For Truck Driving Jobs at this link and choose which companies you want to receive the applications.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Randall H's Comment
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Eric, this may sound a little odd but I wouldn't even bother with a resume. The trucking business really doesn't work from resumes. The best way to get your foot in the door and get started is to just contact a recruiter and then follow their lead. The first thing they are going to want from you is to fill out an application and then they will start requesting other items from you after they've reviewed that initial application, but you will find that they will not request a resume. The reason for this is that they are required by Federal regulations to gather up very specific information on you and usually that stuff will not be found on your average resume. You can go ahead and Apply For Truck Driving Jobs at this link and choose which companies you want to receive the applications.

Yes, what he said. Prime never asked for mine. They really only care about certain things....the things that relate to being a safe driver and meeting guidelines for DOT and company specifics. Driving, drugs, crime, etc.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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