When writing your delivery driver cover letter, focus on how you can quickly transport products or packages for the company that posted the job. Also, emphasize your related expertise in traffic laws, auto maintenance, client relations, and dispatcher communications. This guide will help you write a cover letter that gets you interviews for your next delivery driver position.

Delivery Driver Cover Letter Templates and Examples

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How To Write a Delivery Driver Cover Letter

In most cases, your cover letter should have five sections:

1. Heading

At the top of the page, include:

  • Your name and contact information
  • The date
  • The addressee’s name, title, company, and contact information

(Note: feel free to omit this section if you’re sending your letter by email.)

Example


Cameron Malfara
Package Delivery Driver | Seattle, WA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | LinkedIn

December 5, 2024

Ms. Lori Taylor

Hiring Manager
FedEx Corporation
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]

2. Salutation

If you can’t find the recipient’s name, use a variation of “Dear Hiring Manager.”

Examples


Dear Ms. Taylor:

Dear FedEx Hiring Manager:

3. “Hook” or introduction

Catch the reader’s attention by citing an achievement from your resume or a key qualification the company is looking for.

Example


In my last formal review, I earned high marks for transporting packages quickly and accurately. I hope to generate similar value as a delivery driver at your organization.

4. Body paragraph(s)

Explain why the job or employer interests you. Then, cite a few more of your key achievements or qualifications, possibly using bullet points.

Example


Your job ad caught my attention, particularly the call for a driver who “communicates clearly with team members and customers and offers ideas to constantly hone operations.” Teamwork and process improvement are two key themes of my career to date, which includes the following highlights:

  • Introduced procedures that helped streamline daily timekeeping, cutting related costs by 15%
  • Won a company award in 2023 for outstanding customer service
  • Safely loaded, lowered, and carried large packages weighing up to 70 pounds
  • Maintained and operated delivery vehicles in all weather conditions

5. Closing

Finally, request an interview and thank the hiring manager for their consideration.

Example


The enclosed resume contains a complete overview of my work history.

I’d love to learn more about your team and how I can uphold your service standards. Would it be possible to discuss my skills with you in the near future? Please call or email me to schedule an interview, and I’ll look forward to possibly hearing from you soon. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Cameron Malfara

Delivery Driver Cover Letter Tips

1. Show you can get shipments to the right place quickly

Start your letter with a strong, quantified example of your efficiency in carrying merchandise for employers or customers. Also, consider describing ways you’ve streamlined procedures or combined delivery routes.

Example


Currently, I’m ranked No. 3 on a 12-person team for overall efficiency in delivering floral arrangement orders to customers. I hope to bring that same dedication to your company.

2. Explain why you’re drawn to the opportunity

On a separate document or sheet of paper, take 10 minutes to brainstorm why this job or employer interests you. Based on the job posting, what does the role have in common with your background or goals? For instance, maybe it’s one of the many courier-based driving jobs, and that’s an industry you’d like to return to. Or perhaps you’re already familiar with the customer base or delivery region.

When you’re done brainstorming, review your notes: Do any stand out as especially important or persuasive? Take another 10 minutes to brainstorm and elaborate on them. Repeat this process until you have at least two or three concise sentences that speak to the job opening at hand. By adding these to your cover letter, you can show hiring managers you read their job posting and are responding to it directly.

Example


Your job posting jumped out at me, particularly the call for a driver “experienced enough to take on additional training and mentor duties for new hires.” Over the past two years, I’ve excelled in a new supervisory role, coaching junior drivers on effective customer service and local route considerations.

3. Cite your other strengths as a delivery driver

Give details on your delivering goods not just quickly but also safely, accurately, and (if for a client-facing role) cheerfully. By adding these strengths to your cover letter, you can impress on hiring managers that you’d uphold their various service standards.

Example


My work highlights and credentials also include the following:

  • Keen eye for quality, closely inspecting arrangements for damage and reporting any issues to the florist
  • Combine a natural sense of direction with expert knowledge of local routes and corporate customers
  • Recently honored for perfect attendance over four years of service
  • Safety-focused with a clean driving record
  • Strong customer relations background, with three years in the retail and service industries

Delivery Driver Text-Only Cover Letter Templates and Examples

  • Example #1
  • Example #2
  • Example #3

Cameron Malfara
Package Delivery Driver | 123 Windermere Rd., Seattle, WA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Monday, December 5, 2022

Ms. Lori Taylor
Hiring Manager
FedEx Corporation
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]

Dear Ms. Taylor:

In my last formal review, I earned high marks for efficiency and accuracy in delivering UPS packages. I hope to maintain that level of excellence at your organization.

I’m a collaborative delivery driver with seven years of experience. Your job ad caught my attention, particularly the call for a driver who “communicates clearly with team members and customers and offers ideas to constantly hone operations.” Teamwork and process improvement are the two key themes of my career to date, which include the following five highlights:

  • Won three corporate honors in 2021 for outstanding customer service
  • Introduced procedures that helped streamline daily timekeeping procedures, cutting related costs by 15%
  • Safely loaded, lowered, and carried large packages weighing up to 70 pounds
  • Experience maintaining and safely operating delivery vehicles in all weather conditions
  • Strong knowledge of local routes and traffic restrictions

The enclosed resume contains a complete overview of my work history.

I’d love to learn more about your team and how I can uphold your service standards. Would it be possible to discuss my skills with you in the near future? Please call or email me to schedule an interview, and I’ll look forward to possibly hearing from you soon. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Cameron Malfara

Delivery Driver Cover Letter FAQs

What traits are useful to highlight in my delivery driver cover letter?-

Employers like delivery drivers to be observant, patient, adaptable, self-directed, and service-minded. Consider which of these traits best describe you, then give an example or two of how you’ve shown them in a work setting.

How can I make my delivery driver cover letter stand out? -

By brainstorming your thoughts on a separate document first (as in Tip 2 above). When you let yourself think more freely and creatively about the points to include, you’ll find fresher language for them. This gives your cover letter the more confident tone it needs to catch a hiring manager’s attention. Brainstorming also helps you avoid the bland, generic phrases that make so many other applicants’ letters ineffective.

What information is required on a delivery driver cover letter?-

Virtually none, aside from your name and contact information. Cover letters are open-ended. You can focus on any career details you like as long as you’re not misleading employers about your experience. Feel free to leave out any information that doesn’t speak to your relevant skills or background as a delivery driver. With this approach, you’ll give hiring managers a clearer sense of why you fit the role.

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