Welcome to Driver Hire Bristol. We are part of a nationwide network of over 100 offices providing recruitment and training services to the transport and logistics industry. We look forward in hearing for you as a driver or as a client.

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Every year Driver Hire finds work for thousands of candidates in temporary and permanent jobs, driving all classes of vehicle and in a wide range of other roles in the transport and logistics sector.

Possible roles in logistics include:

  • 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

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 0117 902 0222 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.

Apply online

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 2018, over 900 people per year completed our annual candidate survey. 93% rated the respect and customer service they received from Driver Hire as good or excellent, and 94% said they felt proud to work for Driver Hire. We’ve now received similar results five 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 over 35 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.

Much more than driving

As well as supplying high quality drivers and operatives, Driver Hire offers a range of wider recruitment and training services. These include full and part time opportunities in both blue-collar and white-collar roles, Driver CPC training and online licence checking.

Finding the staff you need

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

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 over 94% of our office staff and candidates are proud to work for Driver Hire, whilst 96% of customers rated our service as good or 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 ISO9001:2015 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 – we have delivered over 150,000 driver training days throughout the UK. Visit our training website to find out more.

National Accounts

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.

In Summary

As a Driver Hire 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 us today on 0117 902 0222 or email

Other Services We Provide

Driver Hire offers a wide range of other service to meet the needs of every business, no matter how large or small.
Use the navigation links to find more information about our other services.

Driver CPC Training in Bristol

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 93%*

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.

To find out more give us a call on 0117 902 0222 or visit our training website.

*Surveys conducted after completion of training

Driver CPC Courses Available

1. Drivers Hours & Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations

Both the EU Drivers’ Hours and RT(WT)R are cornerstones of the road transport industry, but they are often not fully understood. This module aims to provide drivers with a thorough working knowledge of the requirements of this vital legislation, helping to ensure compliance in your operation.

The course includes:

  • Introduction to Drivers’ Hours
  • The legal framework
  • EC Regulation 561/2006 (EU Drivers’ Hours)
  • Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005
  • UK Domestic Rules 1968
  • Exercises to verify the driver’s knowledge

Course Objective

By the end of the session, drivers will have a better understanding of this vital legislation. Attending this course will help them to stay safe and keep them – and anyone they may work for – on the right side of the law.

To find out more give us a call on 0117 902 0222 or visit our training website.

2. Digital Tachograph

The digital tachograph is a part of many drivers’ working lives, but many have never received formal training and misuse is common. This course is appropriate for use as initial training or as a refresher, to ensure that your drivers are making best use of the digital tachograph.

The course includes:

  • Why the digital tachograph was introduced
  • The vehicle unit (VU), mode selection and on-screen messages
  • Time management and logging on and off
  • Manual entries and mixed tachograph operation
  • Video and simulator exercises
  • Tachograph cards (including lost, stolen, damaged and malfunctioning cards)

Course objectives:

By the end of this session, drivers will be able to understand the workings of the digital tachograph and just as importantly, the management, legal and technical aspects of its operation.

3. Fuel Efficient Driving

This module – probably the most valuable from the employer’s perspective – provides drivers with a range of effective and easily adopted techniques to help them drive in a safer and more fuel efficient manner.

The course includes:

  • Why is fuel efficiency so important?
  • What to do before you set off
  • What to do whilst out driving
  • What to do when back at base

Course Objective

By the end of the session, drivers will be able to demonstrate an awareness of the key principles of fuel efficient driving. In fact, the lessons learned during this course have been shown to help drivers deliver fuel economy gains of over 20%.

4. Introduction to Health & Safety (MOD A)

Health & Safety is paramount to any business. Making sure you adhere to the relevant regulations in the transport industry could be a matter of life or death. This module is an overview of rules, regulations and responsibilities of the professional driver.

The course includes:

  • Introduction to Health & Safety
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Specific Health & Safety legislation (this includes manual handling, PPE, RIDDOR & COSHH)

Course objectives:

By the end of this session, drivers will be able to describe their Health & Safety responsibilities and outline the main areas of non-driving Health & Safety that they should be aware of on a day-to-day basis.

5. Transport & Site Related Health & Safety (MOD B)

Health & Safety is paramount to any business. It is vital that professional drivers are aware of specific site-related issues, to ensure that both they and everyone else on site are safe at all times. This module deals specifically with issues relating to on-site safety and aims to protect and promote good health for the driver.

The course includes:

  • Loading bay safety
  • Vehicle checks
  • Fitness to drive
  • General on-site safety issues

Course objectives:

By the end of this session, drivers will be able to describe their Health & Safety responsibilities and outline the main areas of transport and site-related health and safety that they should be aware of on a day-to-day basis.

6. Vulnerable Road Users

We all have a responsibility to ensure the safety of Vulnerable Road Users. This includes new drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, young persons and equestrians. In 2014 there were 35.6 million licensed vehicles on UK roads and 1,775 road related deaths – so while road safety in Britain has improved dramatically over the years, there is still more that can be done.

The course includes:

  • Introduction
  • Current standards addressing Vulnerable Road Users
  • What hazards do Vulnerable Road Users face?
  • Driving safely
  • Fleet safety
  • Driver and employer responsibilities
  • Vulnerable Road User responsibilities

Course Objective

When it comes to driving, it’s imperative that everyone on the road has a good knowledge of who Vulnerable Road Users are and what we all need to do to protect them. This course includes valuable information that will help to keep Vulnerable Road Users at the forefront of drivers’ minds when they are in charge of a vehicle.

7. Vehicle & Personal Safety

Did you know that 1 in 6 drivers in Europe have been attacked, and that 30% of these have been attacked more than once? It’s important to know how to protect your vehicle and yourself against hazards and dangers arising during the course of your work. Learning some key pointers can decrease the chance of both you and your vehicle coming to serious harm.

The course includes:

  • Personal safety
  • Keeping yourself safe and fit to drive
  • Smuggling & personal allowances
  • Driver and passenger safety
  • Personal safety when carrying dangerous goods
  • Vehicle security
  • Keeping your vehicle and load secure
  • Preventing clandestine entrants

Course Objective

When it comes to driving, we believe it’s important that everyone involved is focused on safety and has a good knowledge of how to look after their vehicles and themselves. This course aims to provide professional drivers with all the information they need to do just that.

8. Highway Code & Spotting Hazards

Many of the rules in the Highway Code are legal requirements, so if you disobey these you are committing a criminal offence. The Highway Code was first published in 1931 to give practical advice to road users, while aiming to reduce the number of road casualties. Over 80 years later, it has grown to 136 pages and now includes a broad range of information and rules for all road users.

The course includes:

  • Introduction to the Highway Code
  • Road users
  • Updates to the Highway Code
  • Lesser known Highway Code facts
  • Spotting hazards
  • Signals, signs and road markings
  • So you think you know the Highway Code

Course Objective

When it comes to the road, it is important that all users have a good knowledge of the current Highway Code, including an awareness of hazards and how to respond to them. This course is a comprehensive review of the Highway Code, including any recent changes or additions which have been made.

9. Safe Loading & Unloading of Goods Vehicles

This module discusses the laws and basic principles surrounding safe loading and unloading, which is a critical aspect of any transport operation.

The course includes:

  • Loading bay management
  • Handling dangerous goods
  • Fork lift truck safety
  • General loading & unloading safety considerations
  • Specific loading & unloading activities
  • Safe loading and the law

Course objectives:

By the end of the session, drivers will have a thorough understanding of the risks presented by loading and unloading and its associated best practice, as well as their own responsibilities on the road.

10. City Driving

In 2014, there were almost twice as many accidents involving commercial vehicles in urban areas as there were in rural areas. Driving in cities often means high levels of traffic and a high density of vulnerable road users, which is why it’s incredibly important that you understand how to protect yourself and others whilst driving in the city.

The course includes:

  • Introduction to City Driving
  • Inner city schemes
  • Identifying hazards and safer driving
  • Vulnerable road users in the urban environment
  • Delivering in the city
  • Low speed manoeuvring
  • Parking and loading legally
  • Air pollution

Course Objectives

This course will help you understand how to identify the hazards occurring during City Driving. It also covers safe driving techniques, which are vital when it comes to driving and delivering in an urban environment. Course Duration – 3½ hours These Drivers’ CPC courses can be combined with any of our other 3½ hour courses to complete the required 7 hours of Driver CPC training.

Licence Checking in Bristol

Online licence checking service from Driver Hire

If people working at your organisation are required to drive as part of their work, the law says you must check that they are qualified to drive and hold a valid licence.

dh Licence Check, from Driver Hire, lets you review your entire fleet or workforce at a glance, using ‘traffic lights’ to highlight any issues. You benefit from a comprehensive update including licence categories, restrictions, endorsements, expiry dates, conviction dates, disqualifications and much more.

Other features include automatic scheduled checks, an Instant Check facility, paperless mandates giving permission to carry out checks for three years, and a secure, permanent audit trail of every check you carry out.

Find out more about dh Licence Check here or call us on 0117 902 0222

dh Recruitment

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

As a leading specialist recruiter we’re also experienced in finding staff for a variety of other roles, often because a customer wants the benefit of Driver Hire service levels for their wider recruitment needs.

Sectors may vary from one office to the next, but 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.
The service we provide
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 etcDetails 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. Brief candidates about the specifics of the assignment in accordance with your own HSE and working practices
6. 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.

Benefits to you:

  • 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 shortage

For candidates

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. As well as helping people to find jobs, Driver Hire is also a leading provider of Driver CPC training, in the classroom and online.

For customers

With over 35 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.

24/7 service

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 Bristol team.

Call: 0117 902 0222

Visit: We’re in the office from 8am to 4pm, 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 96% of customers rated our service as good or excellent and 94% 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 Bristol 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.

Contact us:

  • Redwood House
  • Brotherswood Court
  • Almondsbury Business Park
  • Bristol
  • BS32 4QW
  • Telephone: 0117 902 0222

How to find us:

The best way to find us is the RAC tower is right next to us 🙂
We are located in the Regus building Second floor.

Our team

We’re a people business, and so we believe in offering a personal service. When Dealing with Driver Hire Bristol, you’ll be speaking with either Terry, Sophie. Sarah or Luke.

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.

Get in touch with us any time by calling either 0117902 0222, or via email:



office member

Terry Hughes


Telephone: 01179020222

office member

Sophie Hughes


Telephone: 01179020222

office member

Sarah Cobb

Senior Operations Administrator

Telephone: 01179020222

About Sarah Cobb

Sarah has been with Driver Hire Bristol since 2021 with a customer service background of over 20 years under her belt, she is an amazing addition to the team. She could almost literally deal with driver bookings with her eyes closed.

office member

Luke Jago

Recruitment Consultant

Telephone: 01179020222

About Luke Jago

Luke is an excellent member of the team. Coming from a transport background he understands the wants and needs of drivers and i know they appreciate the effort he puts in.


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.

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Frequently asked questions

What do I need to do to register with you?

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.