Setting the Standard

Driver Hire is the UK and Ireland's largest specialist supplier of recruitment services to the transport industry, with a network of over 100 offices nationwide.

Our services

Who we are

We are the UK & Ireland's leading specialist provider of transport and logistics staff. We also provide recruitment and training (including Driver CPC), and online people management services, across a variety of other sectors.

What we do

We are proud of our reputation - built up over nearly 35 years - for supplying the very best temporary and permanent staff to our customers in industry and the public sector.

Every one of our offices, throughout the UK, provides a genuine 24/7 service, every day of the year. We can provide drivers as well as a vast range of other logistics and non logistics-related roles.

Why we are different

Quality is at the core of everything we do. Whenever you use us, you benefit from our investment in developing people and processes, and our industry knowledge. Our rigorous business systems are endorsed by our ISO 9001 accreditation. We are an ‘Investor in People’ and are members of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), the RHA and the FTA.

Much more than driving

Driver Hire is proud to offer its customers ‘much more than driving’. We supply a full range of drivers and also staff in many other roles. While people are the heart of our business, it’s the service we offer you that is our paramount concern. We are always looking for ways to add value, helping you to operate more efficiently and more profitably.

When you hire a member of staff from us, you’re also buying peace of mind. They will have been thoroughly vetted and assessed, helping you to ensure that everyone working with you complies with all relevant legislation. We often provide training for drivers, for example through our Driver CPC training programme or via eLearning, to help ensure that our staff have a sound working knowledge of the rules that govern our industry.

Driver CPC Training

The Driver CPC is well established as a mandatory requirement for almost all professional LGV and PCV drivers. All such drivers must undertake 35 hours’ ‘periodic training’ every five years. If a driver fails to meet their Driver CPC training obligations, they are not legally allowed to drive commercially until they have completed the necessary training.

The good news is, Driver CPC offers significant benefits to both drivers and business owners. Training subjects may include fuel efficiency, understanding key legislation like EU Drivers’ Hours and RT(WT)R, City Driving and Vulnerable Road Users, Health & Safety, Customer Service and more.

Driver Hire Training is a leading provider of Driver CPC training, having delivered over 130,000 driver training days since 2010. We can help you and your drivers meet their Driver CPC obligations. Visit www.driverhiretraining.co.uk to find out more.

How we ensure you get the best possible service

1. Candidate Recruitment

To ensure that the people we supply to you are of the highest quality, we have a rigorous and highly selective recruitment process.

Application and Interview

All candidates complete a detailed application and interview process, including:

  • Two work related references
  • A Health & Safety questionnaire
  • Eligibility to work

Drivers undergo a 150-point skills assessment, including validation of all licences and a detailed accident history check.

Competency Assessment
We regularly check compliance across the following areas (where applicable):

  • Customer specific competency tests
  • EU Drivers’ Hours Rules, RT(WT)R & Tachograph Regulations
  • Vehicle technical knowledge and the Highway Code

Induction

Candidates also receive:

  • A full customer specific assignment briefing
  • Our Code of Conduct and Health & Safety at work information

2. Assignment Management

We have procedures in place before, during and after an assignment. This allows us to ensure that our quality standards are effectively monitored and maintained.

Pre-Assignment

  • A full briefing is completed including customer Health & Safety requirements
  • Relevant vocational certificates (e.g. HIAB, ADR etc) are checked and updated
  • We ensure each candidate is happy with their assignment before they set off

During an Assignment

  • All our customers and personnel have 24-hour support from their local office
  • Accurate timesheet data is collected to ensure your invoice is accurate
  • Working hours are regularly monitored throughout an assignment, helping to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation

Post-Assignment

  • Comprehensive debrief
  • Timely return of tachographs (where appropriate)
  • Customer and candidate satisfaction surveys
  • Development of new services in response to customer demand

3. Training & Investment

We continually invest in training our people and developing our processes, to maintain our market-leading position and improve our service to you.

Staff Development

  • Ongoing legislation and technical education process
  • Driver CPC training
  • Fuel efficient driving techniques
  • RTITB-accredited compliance training
  • Licence acquisitions & upgrades
  • Specialist skills training (e.g. HIAB, ADR etc)
  • Risk management training
  • Customer specific training

Investment

  • Bespoke business processes
  • IT systems and website
  • Ongoing development of new training initiatives
  • Driver licence checking service
  • Consultation on legislation
  • National industry events
  • Development of bespoke insurance & risk management products

4. What this means for you

Quality Assured Service

  • You will be provided with a suitable, appropriately skilled candidate
  • Your candidate will arrive on time, ready to start work
  • Your customers will always see a friendly face
  • We help your organisation to run smoothly, 24 hours a day
  • Your vehicles will be driven by safe, competent and caring drivers

When you book a driver, they will always be fully compliant with:

  • Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations
  • EU Drivers’ Hours Rules
  • Tachograph Regulations

In summary, who else can provide you with all of this?

  • Flexible
    We can provide some or all of your workforce

    You only pay for the hours you use

    No hidden costs
  • Cost Effective Procurement
    National co-ordinated recruitment services

    Simplified low cost administration

    Management reporting
  • Fuel Efficient Drivers
    10-30% reduction in fuel usage

    Lower maintenance costs

    Lower accident rate
  • Trained Staff
    Investment in staff training

    Enhanced customer service

    Increased productivity
Helping you save money and improve customer service