Driver Hire’s £1m IT investment

Driver Hire has invested £1m in its IT infrastructure, further boosting its customer offer and enhancing its IT systems.

“The investment includes the development and roll-out of dhOps X, Driver Hire’s new core operations system,” says Chris Chidley, Driver Hire’s Chief executive. “We’ve also invested substantially in developing dh Licence Check, the online driving licence verification service, and a set of eLearning modules for commercial drivers. Each system contributes to a substantially upgraded and more integrated service for our customers.”

At the same time Driver Hire has also announced two senior-level appointments as part of its transition to a technology-led business. Interim IT director John Keelan-Edwards has been appointed on a permanent basis as Driver Risk Management and Group Technology Services Director. Meanwhile, Andy Hibbert, previously Group Commercial and Sales Director at 24/7 Recruitment, has been appointed as Network Development Director.

Chris Chidley added: “The culmination of this major investment in our technology infrastructure means we now offer clients truly outstanding integrated and UK-wide services. We have innovated in response to the needs of our clients and, in doing so, we’re able to continue growing our business, providing an even broader range of services. Coupled with that is the appointment of John and Andy who will provide higher levels of support and expertise to our network. ”

Picture L to R: Andy Hibbert and John Keelan-Edwards