Driver Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Driver job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Truck Driving
  • Defensive Driving
  • Customer Service
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  • Truck
  • Conveyancing
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  • Fleet Management
  • Microsoft Access
  • Logistics Management
  • Management
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Forklift Operation
  • Public Transport
  • Strategic Planning
  • Automotive Parts
  • Operations Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Coaching
  • Change Management
  • Construction
  • Project Management
  • Sales Management
  • Business-to-Business (B2B)
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Social Media
  • Project Planning
  • Marketing Strategy

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Resume Skills: Logistics

  • Stock Control
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Transport Management
  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Demand Planning
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Resume Skills: Driving & Technical

Resume Skills: Transportation Softwares

Resume Skills: Safety & Compliance

Resume Skills: Management Techniques

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Resume Skills: Certifications

Resume Skills: Software

Resume Skills: Operational Strategies

Resume Skills: Languages

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Sample Driver Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or Skills section, like we've shown in the examples below. Use the examples below as inspiration.

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Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded August 2019 - Present
Fleet Manager
Standardized and optimized truck maintenance procedures, reducing downtime by 20%
Implemented a defensive driving training program, resulting in a 15% decrease in accidents
Applied strategic planning to re-route deliveries, boosting efficiency by 25%
FedEx January 2017 - July 2019
Logistics Coordinator
Refined transportation process by leveraging Microsoft Access, increasing on-time deliveries by 30%
Managed a team of 15 drivers, improving on-time deliveries by 20%
Led a warehouse operations optimization project, improving storage efficiency by 15% March 2014 - December 2016
Forklift Operator
Increased warehouse productivity through effective forklift operation, handling up to 1200 items per shift
Assisted in maintaining a safety record with zero incidents over a 2-year period
Played a vital role in improving warehouse sorting efficiency by 10%
Resume Worded Institute January 2017
Professional Certificate in Logistics Management
Focused on advanced logistics system management
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Science in Transportation and Logistics
Specialized in Fleet Management
Award: Dean's Lists 2013 (Top 10%)
Driving & Technical: GPS Navigation, Route Planning, Vehicle Maintenance, RV Driving, Forklift Operations
Transportation Softwares: Samsara, Verizon Connect, Omnitracs, Qualcomm
Safety & Compliance: OSHA Safety Compliance, Hazardous Materials (HazMat), Defensive Driving
Logistics: Stock Control, Warehouse Operations, Supply Chain Management
Certifications: Certified Transportation Professional (CTP), OSHA Certified Forklift Operator
Volunteering: Driver, Meals on Wheels (2018 onwards)
Projects: Designed efficient fleet routing plan, resulting in 10% savings (Resume Worded)
Awards: Driver of the Year, (2016), Safety Excellence Award, FedEx (2018)
Your Name
Logistics Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2020 - Present
Operations Manager
Introduced an inventory tracking system, reducing product loss by 45%
Spearheaded a change management plan, improving workflow efficiency by 25%
Led a team of 30 employees across logistics, warehousing, and delivery departments, improving inter-department communication by 33%
UPS June 2016 - December 2019
Logistics Manager
Managed logistical operations for a regional area, reducing delivery delays by 20%
Implemented fleet management initiatives that reduced fuel consumption by 15%
Negotiated contracts with suppliers, reducing operational costs by 10%
Resume Worded March 2013 - May 2016
Delivery Driver
Achieved a customer satisfaction rate of 95% by prioritising efficient and punctual deliveries
Idenfied an optimal delivery route that improved delivery times by 20%
Maintained a perfect driving record, with zero accidents or tickets over a 3-year period
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2020
Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
Completed during tenure as Operations Manager at
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Supply Chain Management
Specialized in Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Software: SAP ERP, Oracle Logistics, MS Excel, Tableau
Operational Strategies: Lean Strategies, Six Sigma, Demand Forecasting, JIT Inventory
Supply Chain & Logistics: Inventory Management, Transport Management, Warehouse Operations, Supply Chain Optimization, Demand Planning
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Six Sigma Yellow Belt (2018), Project Management Professional (PMP, 2017)
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro Bono Supply Chain Consultant, Non-Profit Organization (January 2020-Present)
Awards: UPS Excellence Award (2019), Delivery Driver of the Year, Resume Worded (2015)
Professional Development: Attended annual logistics industry conferences, such as the CSCMP Conference (2017-2020), and the Oracle Modern Business Experience (2019)
Your Name
Fleet Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded October 2018 - Present
Business Strategy Consultant
Developed a business expansion plan that resulted in a revenue growth of 25%
Led the strategic planning initiative for a new product launch resulting in a 30% increase in sales
Implemented a change management model that resulted in a 20% improvement in business processes
Dominos Pizza April 2015 - September 2018
Fleet Manager
Managed a fleet of 50 delivery vehicles, improving vehicle lifespan by 10%
Implemented a driver coaching program that resulted in a 15% reduction in accident rates
Coordinated with vendors, securing advantageous contracts that reduced maintenance costs by 20% January 2013 - March 2015
Truck Driver
Sustained company standard of 100% on-time delivery rate for 2 years
Deftly managed conveyancing tasks, reducing loading/unloading times by 15%
Executed safety protocols under various weather conditions, maintaining an impeccable driving record
Resume Worded Academic Center Sep 2018
Master's in Business Administration (MBA) - Supply Chain Management
Focus on lean operations and business strategy
Resume Worded University Dec 2012
Bachelor of Science - Logistics and Fleet Management
Coursework included: Fleet Maintenance, Management Techniques, and Operational Logistics
Received Dean's List recognition in 2010 and 2012
Management Techniques: Strategic Planning, Operational Efficiency, Fleet Maintenance, Inventory Control, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management
Technology & Software: Fleet Management Systems, GPS and Tracking Systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced), Project Management Software (Intermediate), Data Analysis Tools
Certifications: Certified Transportation Professional (CTP), Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM)
Certifications: Advanced Certification in Production and Inventory Management (APICS CPIM), Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (APICS CLTD)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Organizer, Local Food Bank's Logistics program (2016 - Present), Member, Resume Worded Environmental Initiative
Projects: Planned and executed a city-wide cost-optimization project for Domino's 200+ delivery vehicles, achieving a 15% reduction in operational costs
Your Name
Shuttle Driver
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2018 - Present
Senior Shuttle Driver
Effectively managed logistics of daily transportation routes resulting in 20% increase in company efficiency.
Implemented new inventory management system reducing misplacement of goods by 35%.
Utilized CDL Class B skills to successfully serve as primary driver for company's largest shuttle, earning perfect safety record.
Secured new contracts with local schools increasing number of daily rides by 30%.
Provided exceptional customer service resolving all bus riding issues and complaints within 24 hours.
Uber October 2016 - December 2017
Shuttle Driver
Improved passenger experience by incorporating monthly feedback surveys, resulting in 25% boost in customer satisfaction.
Consistently met 95% of pickup schedules, enhancing the company's on-time performance metrics.
Trained new drivers on forklift operation to ensure seamless loading and unloading of passenger’s luggage increasing efficiency by 15%.
Resume Worded August 2014 - October 2016
Junior Shuttle Driver
Reduced fuel consumption costs by optimizing drop-off and pick-up routes saving the company $12,000 annually.
Formulated and implemented strategies to maintain excellent condition of the vehicle reducing annual maintenance costs by 18%.
Used Microsoft Access for data entry of daily logs, ensuring accuracy and up-to-date inventory management.
Resume Worded Institute June 2015
Certificate in Advanced Driving & Safety
Completed 150 hours of behind-the-wheel training
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Transportation Logistics
Minored in Customer Service Management
Graduated with a GPA of 3.8/4.0
Driving Skills: Defensive Driving, Fuel Efficient Driving, Navigating through Traffic, Handling Difficult Weather Conditions
Technical Skills: Route Optimization Software, GPS Devices, Basic Vehicle Maintenance, CarCheck System
Crisis Management Skills: First Aid (Certified), CPR (Certified), Emergency Evacuation, De-escalation Techniques
Languages: English (Fluent), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)
Certifications: Commercial Driver's License (CDL), American Red Cross First Aid Certification
Volunteering: Driver, Meals on Wheels (2016 - Present)
Awards: Driver of the Year, (2019), Safe Driver Recognition, Uber (2017)
Associations: Member, National Association of Professional Drivers
Your Name
Transport Operator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2019 - Present
Senior Transport Operator
Streamlined warehouse operations and logistics resulting in 30% improved efficiency.
Increased sales of company's transportation services by 15% through targeted social media and event planning strategies.
Leveraged CDL Class B expertise to ensure safe and efficient freight operations, leading to a 100% safety record.
Persistently ensured smooth operations management, positively impacting customer satisfaction scores.
Administered inventory management, effectively reducing stock discrepancies by 22%.
Lyft December 2017 - March 2019
Transport Operator
Implemented process improvements in route planning leading to 13% faster delivery times.
Trained 20+ new employees in warehouse operations and logistics management, enhancing overall departmental efficiency.
Maintained a clean driving record while adhering to all company safety protocols and transportation laws.
Resume Worded June 2015 - December 2017
Assistant Transport Operator
Expedited freight loading and unloading process through efficient forklift operation reducing turnaround times by 15%.
Ensured accurate data entry of daily logs through Microsoft Access, achieving an error rate of less than 5%.
Provided timely customer service to all passengers, earning consistent positive feedback.
Resume Worded Institute January 2019
Advanced Transport Management Certification
Focused on sustainable management of transport operations
Resume Worded University May 2015
Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Specialized in Transport Operations
Dean's List 2014 (Top 10%)
Transportation Management Systems: Lytx, JDA Transport, Oracle OTM, Manhattan Associates, MercuryGate, LeanTMS
Safety Regulations: DOT Regulations, HAZMAT Handling, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR)
Routes Software: Route4Me, Routific, Roadnet, Paragon, Streets & Trips, MyRouteOnline
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified in Transport Operations by the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)
Leadership & Volunteering: Trainer and Mentor for new drivers at, Project Manager at Annual Transport Safety Initiative of Lyft
Projects: Developed a Resource Allocation model for optimizing fleet management at Resume Worded
Honors & Awards: Lyft Safety Award 2018, Resume Worded Top Performer 2016
Your Name
Transport Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2020 - Present
Senior Transport Coordinator
Oversaw operations management of fleet, achieving 98% on-time transportation record.
Boosted customer service ratings by 20% through implementing an efficient complaint resolution system.
Developed and maintained department's logistics management system enabling more efficient freight organization.
Spearheaded company-wide forklift operation training leading to a 25% increase in loading speed.
Employed social media marketing strategies, driving a 17% increase in new customer acquisition rate.
Lyft July 2018 - February 2020
Transport Coordinator
Created optimized route maps, leading to a 10% reduction in fuel costs.
Installed a new inventory management system, reducing misplaced items by 16%.
Delivered daily, meticulous data entry for all transport logs, ensuring 100% accuracy. May 2016 - July 2018
Assistant Transport Coordinator
Contributed to the planning and execution of promotional events that led to a 10% increase in service uptake.
Successfully maintained a clean accident record, ensuring adherence to all transportation laws.
Performed regular transportation logistics tasks resulting in consistently smooth operations.
Resume Worded University April 2016
Master of Business Administration - Operations & Logistics
Specialization in transport management
Resume Worded Institute May 2014
Bachelor of Science - Supply Chain Management
Minors in Operational Research & Economics
Dean's List 2013 (Top 10%)
Software Tools: MS Excel (Advanced), MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Outlook, SAP
Transportation Management Systems: Navisphere, JDA, Oracle, 3GTMS, Roadnet, Transwide
Logistics Skills: Inventory Control, Demand Planning, Warehouse Operations, Freight Logistics
Techniques: LEAN, Six Sigma, Process Improvement, Data Analysis, Strategic Planning, KPI Management
Certifications: Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP, APICS, 2020)
Leadership & Volunteering: Transportation Club, Resume Worded University (President, 2015)
Additional Courses: Professional Course in Data Analysis and Reporting (LinkedIn Learning, 2019)
Projects: Implemented cost-saving strategy in Lyft's transport department, resulting in 15% reduction in expenses (2019)
Your Name
Car Driver
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE June 2019 - Present
Professional Car Driver
Spearheaded a defensive driving initiative that reduced accidents by 25% over the span of a year, leading to safer transport and client satisfaction.
Incorporated vehicle informatics to optimize driving routes, resulting in a 15% increase in efficiency and client-destination arrival times.
Enhanced customer service techniques, leading to a surge in the overall customer satisfaction rating by a significant 40%.
Implemented targeted strategies to promote public transport, resulting in an increase in the public transport acceptance ratio by 20%.
Utilized interpersonal communication skills to bridge the gap between customer needs and service delivery, markedly improving service turnaround times by 30%.
Uber April 2016 - May 2019
Freight Transporter
Introduced innovative logistics management strategies which increased overall operational efficiency by 35%.
Monitored warehouse operations and implemented inventory control measures, reducing stock discrepancies by 55%.
Successfully drove a commercial vehicle covering an average distance of 200 miles per day, above industry standards.
Handled administrative tasks such as scheduling, route planning, and load management ensuring timely delivery.
Resume Worded January 2013 - March 2016
Taxi Driver
Provided door-to-door services for an average of 20 customers daily leading to a high customer retention rate.
Strictly observed traffic regulations, maintaining a clean driving record throughout tenure.
Employed exemplary customer service skills, earning positive feedback from 90% of passengers.
Resume Worded Institute May 2019
Certified Professional Chauffeur
Part-time certification alongside professional car driving job
Resume Worded University December 2012
Bachelor of Business Administration - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Relevant coursework: Transportation and Logistics Management, Operations Management
Driving Skills: Defensive driving, Chauffeuring, Freight Transportation, Emergency vehicle operation, Fuel efficient driving
Safety Knowledge: Road safety regulations, Vehicle maintenance, First Aid (Basic), Handling Emergencies, Stress and fatigue management
Technical Skills: GPS software, Electronic logbooks, Online ride-hailing platforms, Freight management software (Basic)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: CDL Class A License, First Aid Certification
Memberships: Member, National Association of Professional Drivers
Volunteering: Volunteer, Meals on Wheels program (Personal vehicle used for food transportation)
Projects: Developed a 'Road Fitness' blog aimed at sharing best practices with other professional drivers
Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE October 2018 - Present
Executive Chauffeur
Provided top-tier professional driving services to corporate clients, achieving a 99% satisfaction rate.
Leveraged automotive knowledge to perform vehicle maintenance and minor repairs reducing downtime by 20%.
Implemented effective conveyancing strategies, resulting in a 10% increase in on-time arrivals.
Initiated a customer service improvement initiative, resulting in 30% fewer customer complaints.
Employed Microsoft Access to efficiently manage client schedules and bookings, leading to a reduction in booking errors by 25%.
Uber Black January 2015 - September 2018
Personal Chauffeur
Provided high-quality customer service to clients, resulting in repeated bookings by 80% of passengers.
Showcased excellent defensive driving skills, maintaining a safe driving record throughout the tenure.
Carried out daily inspections and minor maintenance tasks on vehicles, reducing unexpected breakdowns by 50%.
Resume Worded September 2012 - December 2014
Vehicle Operator
Executed transportation routes effectively leading to a 90% customer satisfaction rating.
Ensured clean and comfortable environment for passengers which reflected in positive feedback.
Managed vehicle checks and servicing in line with company policies, maintaining top vehicle condition at all times.
Resume Worded University June 2018
Certification in Advanced Defensive Driving
Completed intensive training in advanced driving techniques
Resume Worded Institute August 2012
Diploma in Professional Driving
Focused on safety procedures, customer service, and vehicle maintenance
Part-time schooling during employment at Resume Worded
Driving Skills: Defensive Driving, Advanced Maneuvering, Expert Navigation, Route Planning, Vehicle Safety Checks, Luxury Vehicle Operation
Technical Skills: GPS Tracking, Vehicle Diagnostics Systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Mobile Communication Devices
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: First Aid and CPR Certification (2020)
Awards: Employee of the Year - Uber Black (2017), Safety Driver Award - (2020)
Volunteering: Volunteered at local food drive through community service initiative (2019)
Training: Completed customer service training with Uber Black (2016)
Your Name
Delivery Driver
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2020 - Present
Senior Delivery Driver
Facilitated a strategic goods inventory control system, reducing material loss by 45%.
Spearheaded a customer service project that enhanced on-time deliveries by 40%, yielding increased customer satisfaction.
Deployed interpersonal communication skills to maintain positive customer relationships, leading to a 20% increase in repeat business.
Developed an effective logistics management process, improving delivery routes and reducing fuel consumption by 15%.
Oversaw a team of 10 delivery drivers, elevating overall team efficiency by 30% through effective scheduling and task delegation.
FedEx August 2015 - January 2020
Delivery Driver
Implemented route optimization strategies, improving delivery time by 25% and reducing vehicle maintenance costs by 15%.
Ensured outstanding customer service, resulting in 95% positive customer feedback.
Managed an average load of 100 packages per day, handling each delivery on-time maintaining company's reputation. January 2012 - July 2015
Warehouse Associate
Assisted with truck loading and unloading activities, efficiently handling an average of 300 packages per day.
Contributed to the implementation of an inventory control system, reducing stock discrepancies by 40%.
Maintained high standards of cleanliness and safety in the warehouse, leading to a 20% reduction in workplace accidents.
Resume Worded University July 2011
Bachelor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Coursework included: Transportation and Warehouse Management, Logistics Systems Optimisation
Resume Worded Institute December 2010
Certificate in Professional Driving
Covered: Advanced and Defensive Driving, Road Traffic Laws and Regulations
Driving: Defensive driving, Safe heavy load handling, Advanced navigation skills, Efficient route planning, Basic vehicle maintenance, Operation of digital tachographs
Physical Stamina: Prolonged driving (Up to 12 hours), Heavy lifting (up to 80 pounds), Physical loading/unloading
Technology: GPS software operation (Garmin, Google Maps), Transport Management Systems (TMS), Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
Certifications: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME), Forklift Operation Certification
Certifications: First Aid and CPR Certification, DOT Physical Certification
Training: FedEx Driver Safety Training, Load and Unload Training -
Awards: FedEx Purple Promise Award for outstanding service (2017, 2018), Safe Driver Award - Resume Worded (2020, 2021)
Your Name
School Bus Driver
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Bus Driver
Safely transported 100+ students daily with a perfect safety record for over two years, demonstrating precision in following CDL and DOT regulations.
Leveraged my CDL Class B certification to enhance transportation efficiency by conducting weekly checks of the vehicle for mechanical issues and ensuring prompt report and maintenance.
Received a certificate recognising my customer service skills, courtesy of the regular conflict resolution efforts with parents and positive interactions with pupils.
Successfully streamlined routes and schedules which resulted in a significant 15% cut in fuel consumption per month.
Implemented a practical, teaching-oriented morning briefing, effectively reducing instances of misbehaviour on the bus by 30%.
Durham School Services May 2016 - December 2019
Assistant Transportation Coordinator
Coordinated schedules, routes, and staffing for 50+ vehicles, reducing downtime by 20% and improving overall transportation management.
Handled dispatching of buses, demonstrating commendable multi-tasking capability, with all routes dispatched accurately and in a timely manner.
Spearheaded a defensive driving training for 75+ drivers, decreasing accidents on the job by a remarkable 25% over a year.
UPS February 2012 - April 2016
Commercial Truck Driver
Recognised for maintaining 100% on-time delivery rate for three consecutive years, highlighting professional driving and time-management skills.
Managed and maintained inventory records using data entry strategies, ensuring that all incoming and outgoing goods entries were accurate, boosting inventory management by 40%.
Reduced vehicle maintenance costs by 10% by consistently pre-inspecting trucks and trailers before and after each route.
Resume Worded Institute May 2019
Certificate in Commercial Driving - Advanced
Special focus on transit system logistics and maintaining vehicle safety
Resume Worded University January 2012
Associate's Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Relevant coursework: Transportation Planning and Management, Safety Regulations and Laws
Driving Skills: School Buses, Commercial Trucks, Freight Vehicles, Familiar with various weather conditions
Technical Skills: Routine Vehicle Maintenance, GPS Navigation, MDT (Mobile Data Terminal)
Safety Compliance: FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations), Vehicle Inspection, HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials), Emergency Procedures
Logistics & Planning: Route Planning, Traffic Analysis, Scheduling, Logistical Management
Certifications: CDL (Commercial Driver's License) - Class A, School Bus (S) Endorsement, Air Brake (Z) Endorsement
Professional Training: Specialized training in student transportation coordination and emergency evacuation procedures
Leadership & Volunteering: Youth Mentor at local community center driving safety awareness programs
Awards: Recognized with Safe Driver Award by Resume Worded for exceptional safety records, 2021
Projects: Initiated a successful route optimization project at Durham School Services, leading to increased efficiency and reduced fuel costs
Your Name
Assistant Transportation Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2018 - Present
Assistant Transportation Coordinator
Developed several efficient and time-saving bus schedules and routes per day using advanced route planning software, increasing productivity by 30%.
Assisted the Transportation Manager in the development and updates of a new, comprehensive Employee Handbook, resulting in improved compliance with DOT regulations.
Played a key role in coordinating the training for 20+ new hires every quarter, leading to consistent reinforcement of CDL and defensive driving skills.
FedEx January 2014 - May 2018
Commercial Truck Driver
Expedited deliveries through effective navigation and professional driving, maintaining a 98% on-time delivery rate.
Maintained a clean driving record while operating large commercial vehicles, using advanced knowledge of truck handling in adherence to CDL Class B regulations.
Improved fuel efficiency by 20% through optimising delivery routes and implementing consistent preventive maintenance.
First Group February 2009 - December 2013
Bus Driver
Maintained a 3-year record of 100% punctuality in picking up and dropping off of all school/college bus routes assigned.
Implemented safety measures in compliance with CDL regulations, contributing to a safe travel experience for passengers.
Resume Worded Institute June 2013
Professional Certification in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Focused on transport procedures, cargo handling, supply chain principles
Skills Acquired: Strategic route planning, Vehicle maintenance and safety standards
Resume Worded University June 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
Emphasis on Transport and Logistics Management
Academic Achievement: Graduated cum laude
Transportation Management: Logistics coordination, Supply chain management, Strategic route planning, Freight handling, Vehicle maintenance, Safety regulations, Load planning
Technical Proficiencies: Microsoft Office Suite, GPS Navigation Systems, Transport Management Software (TMS), Fleet Management Systems, ERP Systems
Licenses and Certificates: Commercial driver's licence (CDL), Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), HazMat endorsement
Certifications: Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) from National Private Truck Council (2017)
Awards: FedEx Ground Team of the Year Award (2016), First Group's Safety Performance Award (2012)
Volunteering: Organized 'On-road for a cause' charity drive for local communities (2015), Volunteered for 'Trucks for Tots' toy distribution initiative (2013)
Professional Development: Attended the Annual Transportation & Logistics Council Conference (2019), Participated in Fleet Safety Training Workshop (2018)

How do I add skills to a Driver resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Driver posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Sales, Truck and Truck Driving are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Conveyancing and Customer Service.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Fleet Management, Defensive Driving and Transportation - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Social Media, Marketing Strategy and Microsoft Access - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Driver, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Driver Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Driver job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Driver Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Driver Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Driver job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

  • Computer Literacy
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Team Building
  • Public Speaking
  • Team Leadership

Tip: Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills should you add to a Driver resume?

Here are some of the most popular skills we see on Driver resumes:

  • Truck Driving
  • Defensive Driving
  • Customer Service
  • Transportation
  • Truck
  • Conveyancing
  • Sales
  • Fleet Management

How do resume skills compare between a Food Delivery Driver and a Road Driver?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for Food Delivery Driver positions include:

  • Food Delivery
  • Professional Driving
  • Food & Beverage
  • Cashiering
  • Stocking
  • Customer Service
  • Typing
  • Cash Handling

In comparison, skills we see on Road Driver resumes include:

  • Truck Driving
  • Trucking
  • Transportation
  • Truckload Shipping
  • DOT Regulations
  • Truck
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Forklift Operation

What are good resume skills to include for different Driver roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Food Delivery Driver: Food Delivery, Professional Driving, Food & Beverage, Cashiering and Stocking
  • Taxi Driver: Transportation, Customer Service, Operations Management, Logistics Management and Transportation Management
  • Bus Driver: CDL Class B, Public Transport, Bus, CDL and Commercial Driving
  • Truck Driver: Truck Driving, HGV, Trucking, Truck and Warehouse Operations
  • Road Driver: Truckload Shipping, DOT Regulations, Hazardous Materials, Forklift Operation and CDL Class A

What are common Driver soft skills?

Soft skills like Communication, Teamwork, Time Management, Organization Skills and Critical Thinking are essential for Driver roles and jobs.

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