An incredible 98% of customers rated our service as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ (79% chose excellent), whilst 95% of candidates said they’re proud to work for Driver Hire Nationwide in our latest survey. Take a look at the findings…
Are you driver or someone with experience in logistics looking for a fresh start? We may be able to help you. It is almost 2023 and we are busy with new opportunities. Create an online MyDriverHire account and submit your details!
Public Sector – Waste Disposal, Parks, Recreation, Other Operatives etc
Professional / Managers – Logistics Co-ordinators, Transport Managers etc
Depending on the needs of our customers, we also often offer an even wider range of roles in other sectors, from administration to catering.
We want to hear from you
Remember, with new opportunities coming in every day, we are always on the lookout for high quality candidates, so don’t worry if you can’t find what you are looking for here. Give us a call on 01256 585952 or call in to the office for a chat. We’re selective about who joins our team, but if you have what it takes, our dedicated and professional team will put all their efforts into finding your ideal job.
When you create a MyDriverHire account on our website, you’ll have all the information you need about opportunities with Driver Hire at your fingertips. Apply for a job in just one click, track the jobs you’ve already applied for, and sign up for alerts, so that you’ll be first in line when your ideal job comes in.
Why work for Driver Hire?
We value the people who work for us as true professionals. We offer an attractive package, including competitive pay rates and holiday pay. You may also be offered training opportunities, uniforms and a range of other staff benefits. We believe it’s important to offer each candidate a personal service, taking a real interest in what you want from your next career move.
In 2022, over 1,000 people completed our annual candidate survey. 94% rated the respect and customer service they received from Driver Hire as good or excellent, and 95% said they felt proud to work for Driver Hire. We’ve now received similar results nine years running.
Looking for a permanent job?
Many people who come to Driver Hire are ultimately looking for help in finding a permanent job. If that’s you, we’ll be delighted to help.
Trust Driver Hire
Whatever type of work you’re looking for, be it forklift truck driving or courier work, then Driver Hire is a name you can trust. We’ll help keep you up to date with all the legislative changes, so you know you’re safe and staying within the limits of the law.
Our thorough and personal interview process will help you find the driving or logistics job that is suited to your skills and lifestyle. And because Driver Hire is the UK’s leading specialist logistics recruiter, we work with some of the biggest names in the business. For you, that means access to exciting opportunities with high quality employers.
Why come to Driver Hire?
Driver Hire is the UK’s largest specialist provider of transport and logistics staff. We have almost 40 years’ experience in this industry and a nationwide network of over 100 offices.
Every day we help to place all kinds of drivers and a wide range of other logistics staff, such as drivers’ mates and warehouse operatives, into temporary and permanent roles with thousands of organisations nationwide.
Public Sector – Waste Disposal, Parks, Recreation, Other Operatives etc
Professional / Managers – Logistics Co-ordinators, Transport Managers etc
Quality assured supply
Delivering the best possible service to both customers and candidates is at the heart of what we do. We conduct regular satisfaction surveys to monitor this. The most recent surveys show that 99% of our office staff said they feel proud to work for Driver Hire, whilst 98% of customers rated our service as good or excellent (79% chose ‘excellent’).
We recognise that we operate in an industry where even a small mistake could have serious consequences, so we are relentless in our commitment to providing fully qualified and referenced staff, and to full compliance with all relevant legislation.
All our work meets ISO9001 standards and we are members of many well-respected trade bodies, including the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association. Driver Hire is a franchise business, find out more here.
Driver Hire is a leading provider of Driver CPC training. Visit our training website to find out more.
Since we are part of a genuinely nationwide network, we are able to offer a range of specialist services to customers who operate on a multi-site, regional or national basis. Simply ask us for more details.
As a Driver Hire Basingstoke & Newbury customer you benefit from:
Genuine 24 hour, 365-day service
A nationwide network combining consistency of service with local attention to detail
Access to high quality drivers and logistics staff that are competent, assessed and fully referenced
Peace of mind – recruitment problems will not affect the efficiency of your organisation
Cost effective recruitment services for all your drivers and logistics staff
To discuss any requirements, call the team on 01256 585952 or email email@example.com
Driver Hire Basingstoke & Newbury offers a wide range of other service to meet the needs of every business, no matter how large or small.
Use the navigation links on the left to find more information about our other services from Driver CPC training, licence acquisition training and the most recent results from our customer and candidate surveys.
Proud to be Driver Hire
We know our customers and candidates are unique and listening is one way we make sure that you receive the highest quality of service. We conduct regular surveys to both our customers and candidates and the feedback we receive allows us to continuously improve the service we offer.
What our customers said about working with Driver Hire Nationwide:
98% of people rated Driver Hire’s customer service as Excellent or Good – 79% chose excellent
‘Reliable service’ topped the list as the main thing customers would miss if they weren’t using Driver Hire
85% of customers rate the value for money received from Driver Hire as Excellent or Good(responses from 444 customers in December 2022)
Over the last seven years, ‘Reliable service’ has been the main thing customers said they would miss if they weren’t using Driver Hire(responses from Driver Hire customer surveys December 2016 – December 2022)
Some things our customers said about Driver Hire include:
‘Office staff are brilliant and always willing to help’, ‘drivers have excellent work ethic’, ‘excellent all round service and communication’, ‘quality of staff is excellent’, ‘Helped us a lot in hard times, thank you!’, ‘your driver was a credit to you, polite, courteous and made our deliveries in good time’, ‘always good staff sent to us’, ‘amazing’, ‘couldn’t ask for more’, ‘really helpful service at short notice’, ‘a great group of people’, ‘pleasure to deal with’, ‘instrumental in helping us achieve our business goals’, ‘always on hand with a fast and efficient service’, ‘always approachable and willing to help no matter how or what time’, ‘reliable drivers’
(comments taken from customer survey responses in December 2022)
What our candidates said about working for Driver Hire Nationwide:
95% of candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire
94% of candidates rate the level of respect and service received from their Driver Hire office as Excellent / Good
88% of candidates scored 8/10 or more when asked if they would recommend working for Driver Hire
65% of candidates scored 10/10 – they ‘definitely’ recommend working for Driver Hire!
‘Variety of work’ is our candidates’ top reason for working for Driver Hire, followed by ‘Independence’ and ‘Friendly/welcoming pace to work’ joint second
(responses from 1,062 candidates in December 2022)
Some things our candidates said about Driver Hire include:
‘Driver Hire is the best I’ve worked with’, ‘highly recommend’, thoughtful, helpful employer that values their drivers – a pleasure to work with’, ‘the best agency’, ‘regular work and paid on time every week’, ‘by far, this agency has been the nicest’, ‘really happy working for Driver Hire’, ‘excellent company to work for’, ‘thank you for providing various opportunities’, ‘politeness and flexibility is excellent’, ‘very professional’, ‘feel part of a big family of people from all different backgrounds and skillsets’, ‘most helpful communicative people I’ve ever worked with’, ‘go above and beyond’
(comments taken from candidate survey responses in December 2022)
Driver CPC Training
Driver Hire is one of the UK’s leading providers of Driver CPC Training. We offer 20 different JAUPT approved course subjects with interactive and engaging content and have course satisfaction ratings of 97.5%*
The Driver CPC is for professional LGV and PCV drivers. It is a requirement of EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of drivers, and enhance safetyon our roads.
All professional drivers, driving ‘for hire and reward’ (on licence categories C, C1, C+E or C1+E for goods vehicles) are now required to have completed their Driver CPC and must carry a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) at all times when driving professionally.
Driver CPC training is an ongoing requirement. The DQC is valid for five years, and having gained their card, all drivers must undertake 35 hours’ periodic training during those five years, or they will not be permitted to renew their card.
Training must be undertaken in 7-hour blocks and the best way for any driver to meet their obligations is to spread their training over several years.
Whether you are a driver who needs to keep up to date with your 35 hours of Driver CPC Training or a company with drivers who need to undertake this, we can help you with your requirements.
The UK logistics industry is a fast-moving, exciting place to work. There’s huge demand for high-quality professional drivers, so if you’ve got what it takes, you can build a brilliant career. From skilled multi-drop drivers carrying out final-mile deliveries, to HGV tramping drivers – these are the people that keep the UK moving, and you can be a part of it.
You can upgrade your driving licence with our Licence Acquisition Training service. So whether you’re looking to become a lorry, coach, bus or FLT driver, or would like to upgrade your existing HGV licence to Class 1, ADR or HIAB, we can help. We also provide a great way to spread the cost of your training.
Click the links below to explore your licence options.
Start your professional driving career with the HGV Class 2 licence. Automatically qualifying you to drive any vehicle covered for both LGV C1 and C, it is also the stepping stone to gaining your Class 1 (C+E). More details
Get the most comprehensive licence you can hold, your HGV Class 1. Suitable for anyone who holds or is training for a Category C licence and who wants to increase their earning potential by driving the biggest trucks on the road. More details
Required for all vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes, this licence is ideal if you want to upgrade from regular van work but remain in light lorries such as supermarket delivery vans and small rigid lorries. Always in demand. More details
Many commercial vehicles are now fitted with a ‘lorry mounted crane’ – for example for delivering building materials to a construction site or logs to a home. To operate these vehicles, you’ll need your HIAB certificate. More details
To become a professional driver of larger minibuses (9-16 seats), buses and coaches, you need a Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) Category D or D1 licence. More details
If you would like to discuss your driving career and explore your licence upgrade options, get in touch today or submit an online enquiry here.
Every year Driver Hire finds both temporary and permanent work for thousands of candidates. This includes all driving licence categories and a wide range of other roles across the transport and logistics sector. Check out our current vacancies.
With almost 40 years’ experience, Driver Hire now provides thousands of organisations nationwide with the staff they need. Whether you need someone for just one shift or to join your team on a permanent basis, we can help.
We offer a genuine 24/7 service, 365 days a year. No matter what time of the day or night you call us, you will be able to speak directly to a member of the team.
Call: 01256 585952
Visit: We’re in the office from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Commitment to quality
When you deal with Driver Hire – as a candidate or as an employer – you can be confident that you are dealing with the very best. Listening is one way we make sure that you receive the highest quality of customer service so we run regular surveys to help us understand what you think – the most recent survey showed 98% of customers rated our service as good or excellent and 95% of candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire. The high quality standards that we offer is something we are very proud of. Driver Hire has won a string of awards over the years, including awards for training and customer service. These include the REC’s ‘Agency Driver of the Year’ award.
Proud to Franchise
Driver Hire Basingstoke & Newbury is part of a franchise organisation. We passionately believe that franchising gives our customers and candidates the very best of both worlds.
You benefit from using a locally owned and managed business – it is in our interest to succeed by giving you the best service and attention to your needs that we can. At the same time, you benefit from the extensive experience, consistent quality standards and the support of the UK’s largest specialist transport and logistics network. For more information on franchise opportunities with Driver Hire, click here.
We’re a people business, and so we believe in offering a personal service. If you’re looking for work, we want to know about you, and what you’re looking for in your next role. Looking for staff? Every organisation has particular needs – we want to understand yours. When you deal with Driver Hire Basingstoke & Newbury, here are the people who’ll be looking after you:
Wengle Askale – Franchisee
Information to help you work in a safe and compliant way.
As part of our commitment to maintaining the highest possible standards in our industry, Driver Hire provides a wide range of information to both candidates and customers. We achieve this in many ways, including our Driver CPC training programmes and eLearning, through the Code of Conduct books that are given to all candidates, and through information posters that are provided free of charge as part of our regular Newslink mailings. You can also download our free white papers from this page. We hope that you will find the following resources useful.
You can set up job alerts by creating an account here. Alternatively if you prefer, you can give us a call or just pop in. Quality is at the heart of all we do so we take our candidate registration process very seriously. Before we can offer you work you will need to attend a face-to-face interview.
When you come in to see us, you will need to bring certain key information with you. You must provide your National Insurance number, bank details and another form of ID such as a passport or birth certificate. Where relevant you will need to provide proof of your right to work in the UK. For driving work we need to see your original driver’s licence (both parts if a photo card) and proof of any licence upgrades you hold.
We always take up references on every candidate so please also provide phone numbers of two work related referees.
What type of work can you offer me?
We can offer you a wide range of different jobs. As well as lots of driving work, across all licence categories, we are always recruiting for many non-driving roles. Whether you are looking for part time work, a contract role or a long term career, we can help. Check out our online jobs board, phone or call in to find out more.
How old do I have to be to work as a Driver Hire driver?
We welcome candidates of all ages. Please be aware that insurance requirements for certain roles mean that an age limit may apply to that particular role.
Are all your drivers fully compliant with relevant legislation?
Nothing is more important to Driver Hire than safety and full regulatory compliance. All Driver Hire drivers have to take a 150-point competency test before they are allowed to work for us and we provide ongoing updates on new rules and regulations as they are introduced. We also have bespoke IT systems in place to monitor the work our staff do for us.
You can be confident that any member of staff you take on from Driver Hire has been fully briefed on any relevant legislation.
Can you help me out at short notice?
Absolutely. Some people say it’s what we do best. As the UK’s leading specialist supplier of transport and logistics staff, we have an extensive database of high quality candidates ready to step in and help you out.
You can call us any time of the day or night, 365 days a year and speak to a real person on the other end of the line. We know the pressures you are likely to operate under, so will take down the details of the person you need and if we can’t tell you instantly who we have available, we will get back to you within 15 minutes with a definite answer either way.
Can you help with non-driving roles?
Yes. Driver Hire is about much more than driving. We can help you find the ideal candidate for just about any role connected with the transport and logistics industry. That includes drivers of course, but also warehouse staff, operations and back office roles, plant operatives, managerial staff and much more. Check out ‘Looking for Staff’ for more information.
Do you just provide temps?
No. Our experience in the industry and our extensive candidate database means we are ideally placed to help you find long-term contract staff and of course, permanent employees. Our permanent recruitment service operates on a no success no fee basis and is backed up by generous guarantees.