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Temporary Staff

Why are temporary staff good for the transport & logistics sector?

 Typically customers have a need for temporary staff to cover one of three eventualities:

  • Unexpected last minute staff shortages
  • Spikes in their own level of business, holidays or other planned absence
  • Seasonal or other long term (but not indefinite) increased levels of business

And hiring temporary staff makes good business sense:

  • It may be an operational necessity in order to meet customer delivery dates
  • Far from being an expensive option, when planned and managed efficiently, using temporary staff increases flexibility and often reduces your overall staff costs
  • Employing temporary staff allows an organisation to ‘staff up’ to meet demand, rather than having permanent staff under-utilised when business returns to normal levels

For 25 years, Driver Hire has provided a high quality, comprehensive temporary recruitment service to the transport & logistics sector.


Full range of driving and non-driving staff available

Some people think of Driver Hire and immediately think of lorry drivers. But there’s much more to us than that.

First of all of course, we can provide every kind of driver, from chauffeurs to bus drivers, light vans to articulated lorries.

In addition, as the UK and Ireland’s leading recruitment firm specialising in the transport and logistics sector, Driver Hire also has many years’ experience of finding staff to work for customers in a vast number of other roles.

And whatever the role, you can count on us to supply well briefed, professional and motivated people that will help you achieve your organisation’s objectives.

We provide a full range of driving and non-driving skills to meet your needs in every situation

Driving                                      Cat. C+E, Cat. C, PSV, 7.5 tonne, Vans, Cars, Fork Lift

Specialist skills                      ADR, HIAB, Multi-drop, IPAF

Non-driving logistics staff     Mates, Warehouse Operatives, Pickers/Packers etc

Public Sector                           Waste Disposal, Parks, Recreation, Other Operatives etc

Professional / Managers       Logistics Co-ordinators, Transport Managers etc 


The Service we provide

Driver Hire can provide people to fulfil all your temporary staffing requirements and help to optimise the smooth running of your organisation

When you ask Driver Hire to supply temporary staff we will: 

1 Take a full job brief and ‘person specification’ from you

            – Details of role, type of person, licence requirements, vehicle type etc

2 Search our extensive database for suitable candidates

            – All referenced, competency assessed, licence and medical history checked

3 Match those candidates to your specific requirements

4 Brief candidates about the specifics of the assignment in accordance with your own HSE and working practices

5 Conduct an appraisal at the end of the assignment to ensure our compliance and your satisfaction

Whatever time of the day or night you call us, we will tell you if we have someone available within 15 minutes.

Your organisation can save money by using temporary labour supplied by Driver Hire. 


Customer benefits

  • A fast, informed response to your enquiry / booking
  • Access to a local office with local candidates ensuring timely supply
  • Extensive nationwide database of quality assured candidates
  • Experienced recruitment staff who understand the logistics sector
  • Total flexibility – manage staffing levels for maximum cost-effectiveness and according to demand
  • No more interruptions to workflow due to staff shortages


Quality without compromise 

Full regulatory compliance and total quality control is at the root of everything we do. All of our business processes are designed to help us maintain the highest standards. For example:

  • IT systems that allow us to actively manage our drivers’ working hours and ensure that tachographs are correctly used and returned on time
  • Regular office audits, customer surveys, and a dedicated compliance department
  • Candidate selection processes including thorough referencing and licence checks, face-to-face interviews and a 150-point skills assessment for all drivers
  • Team of Area Development Managers – helping to ensure nationwide standards 

When you work with Driver Hire, you can be confident that we will work to the same exacting standards as your own.

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