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Trevor K (A & A Packaging)


Driver Hire have been a valued provider of temporary driving staff to us for many years. The staff there have set themselves to understand our business and ensure they provide us with the drivers most suited to our needs. We have, on several occasions, taken these drivers on full time as a result of meeting them through Driver Hire.

Driver Hire have an excellent record of communication and respond quickly to our requests. We often have to call them late afternoon with a need for a driver the next day, and they always look after us.

We would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Driver Hire.


Graham R (Waste Recycling Management)

I write to thank you for your support to our business throughout last year with the supply of professional drivers qualified for Class C HGV with Lorry Loader Crane qualification and 3.5tonne van drivers and operatives.

With the ever changing nature of our waste recycling operation and the requirement for additional vehicles with very little prior notice, the constant rapid support from a flexible driver hire agency has proved invaluable.

Your continuing commitment to provide personnel to meet our needs throughout 2016 is reassuring to myself and my colleagues.


Mark S (Bulk Distribution)

We have been using Driver Hire as one of our preferred driver agencies for the past 3 years. Throughout this time Driver Hire staff have proved themselves to be professional, reliable and honest in all dealings. Driver Hire have supplied us with several very high quality drivers who have been great assets to our business.

Using outside staff can be a risk for any business but with Driver Hire we are confident that the staff supplied will be of the right quality to drive our vehicles safely and professionally whilst being polite and helpful when meeting our customers at collection and delivery points.


Alex at Selsea Fish and Lobster Co

Selsea Fish and Lobster Co. began using the services of Driver Hire in mid-2012 when one of our own drivers became ill. Our relationship with Driver Hire has grown since then and we now use them on a regular basis. We have found their drivers to be punctual, professional and efficient and the Office staff to be responsive and – most importantly - flexible.


This flexibility has been crucial to our “live lobster” business and has supported the often challenging logistical requirements of importing live animals from Canada and the US.


We would thoroughly recommend Driver Hire Portsmouth and look forward to a continued relationship with them in the years ahead.

Martin at CPI Euromix

Reliable, conscientious and hard working drivers have been supplied on every occasion, with email confirrmation and good communication skills from the office.


Driver Hire Portsmouth have got me out of tight situations and have always been 100%.


I didn’t think any other agency could beat the previous one that I was using, but these guys at Driver Hire have proved me wrong!



Nigel at City Electrical Factors Ltd
We have been using Driver Hire Portsmouth for about 12 months and have found them to be very flexible, adapting their service to meet our needs.
The Drivers are very reliable, quick to adapt to our way of working and are always flexible with their time to ensure that the job gets done.  A great team to work with.
Steve at Cavendish Food

The drivers we have had from Driver Hire Portsmouth have been very reliable, punctual and efficient. They have been polite to our customers and carried out all deliveries and instructions 100%.


The office staff have been brilliant whenever we have called or emailed and requested a driver.


We will use Driver Hire for the foreseeable future if things carry on this way.

Adam at Keyline

I have found my experience with Driver Hire Portsmouth to be a wholly positive one; the drivers supplied are always of a high standard.  They get on with the job with the minimum of fuss and problems, leaving me free to get on with general branch function.


Any problems are swiftly dealt with by the Driver Hire team, and I would say they are definitely the best hire agency I have used.


Margaret at Cromadex
I would like to commend Driver Hire Portsmouth and thank them for the service provided to Cromadex . I have worked for Cromadex for 20 years and have always used  Driver Hire for relief van drivers whilst our own drivers are on holiday. The drivers supplied have always been good, honest and reliable and I would highly recommend his company to anyone wishing to use temporary drivers.
Thank you to Ray and the team for always providing a good and friendly service.
Alan at MG Duff International
On behalf of MG Duff International we would like to express our thanks for the excellent service provided by Driver Hire Portsmouth. We have found the company to be exceedingly reliable and more importantly, they always keep us informed.
People who phone you a) when they say they will and b) do what they say they will, are a great asset.  A big thank you to Ray, he has become my logistics right hand man.
Alan at BAE
I have been working in my position of Freight Transport Manager at BAE since 2003 and have had several Driver Agencies on the books but Ray Lovatt at Driver Hire Portsmouth has proven to be without doubt the person we always stay with.
Ray has shown great professionalism in his attitude and eagerness to impress me and the other staff when I have not been in the office. He has a can do attitude which I find very rare these days. He also understands that I work in a very different environment (MOD) to most companies and always meets the demands we have asked of him.
Ray also gets out and meets people face to face, which gives the personal touch which is reassuring instead of just talking into a phone.
Ian at CLH Healthcare
CLH Healthcare’s dealings with Driver Hire Portsmouth date back approximately 5 years. We were recommended to try Driver Hire after a few unpleasant experiences with another agency. The best way to describe the quality of service that we have experienced would be consistently high.I have personally been dealing with the team for at least 4 years and have always found them to be friendly, courteous and very helpful.

They always call back when they say they will, and have never yet failed to provide a driver for us, very often at short notice. I did call Ray one morning out of hours, but the driver was still with us when we needed him that morning.


In the very few instances that there have been issues (could be counted on one hand) these have also been approached in a very businesslike and mature manner, and where drivers have been the problem alternative arrangements made very rapidly and smoothly.


Regular contact is kept by the team and this has resulted in placements being made where one’s memory had lapsed, thus averting problems!  We have a member of our employed staff here who was transferred from temporary to permanent placement by Driver Hire, during which process the team were very patient and helpful.


In summary I would say that dealing with Driver Hire is a good experience, and I have recommended them to other companies, and would continue to do so.



Alan from BAE


This is BdCSgt Paul Bateman the engagement manager for the Royal Marine Band in Portsmouth regarding our show in Deal on Sunday 15th.


This is a thank you for the efforts of your driver Terry Hall, who was polite, very helpful and accommodating with the transport of our equipment. Terry did so with no damage to any of our gear and especially in unloading everything that night as we were a good hour or so behind him.


Thanks again, on behalf of us, for his efforts.



Colin from Absolute Calibration


I would just like to say that Absolute Calibration have been dealing with your company Driver Hire now for many years and I thought it was time that I told you that I appreciate all the support that I have had from you and your company over the years. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and your company and may it last for many more years.



Dale from Covers


I have been using Driver Hire Portsmouth for just over 10 years now, and the main reason that they are my first port of call is because of Ray Lovatt.


Ray is held in high regard for being as helpful as possible and will always be honest with his customers doing his best to fulfil driver requirements.


The driver services that we have received from Driver Hire Portsmouth are always to a high standard which enables our business to be able to run as smoothly as it does with our own drivers.


They are a pleasure to deal with.



Marek Liskutin from TLC


I have been at TLC (Southern) Ltd for seven years and in that time we have only ever used Driver Hire when we have needed a replacement driver. I personally have had the pleasure of dealing predominantly with Ray over these years and found him to be both helpful and personable. He has always done his best to supply drivers that have previously worked for us and know our systems, but on the odd occasion when we have required a driver urgently, and a regular was not available the standard of the replacement driver has always been high.


Ray has always kept in regular contact with me throughout the year, and not just when supplying a driver. He always lets us know of any issues that might effect us, and or impact us on a future job. I cannot thank Ray enough for all his help over the years, and look forward to continuing our work relationship in the future.



 Andrew Beames from Northgate Vehicle Hire - August 2012


Just a quick note to say thankyou for all your hard work and co-operation over the past ten years since we have been using you to supply our drivers.  I know we don't always give you plenty of notice and sometimes ask for the impossible but you have never let us down.


I hope that we can continue in the same vain even though at present we are going through a bit of a quiet period, hopefully for both of us it will pick up soon and we will be able to continue with the relationship that we have built up over the years.











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