Welcome to Driver Hire Exeter. We are part of a nationwide network of over 100 offices providing recruitment and training services to the transport and logistics industry.

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Debi Scott FREC
  • Franchise Owner Debi Scott FREC
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  • E: exeter@driverhire.co.uk
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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 Debi and the team a call on 01392 271311. 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 2021, over 1,100 people completed our annual candidate survey. 97% rated the respect and customer service they received from Driver Hire as good or excellent, and 96% said they felt proud to work for Driver Hire. We’ve now received similar results eight 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 30 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 96% of our office staff are proud to work for Driver Hire, whilst 97% 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 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 148,000 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 Exeter 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 Debi and the team on 01392 271311 or email exeter@driverhire.co.uk

Much more than Driving

As well as supplying high quality drivers and operatives, Driver Hire offers a range of wider recruitment and training services. It’s also important that we listen to what our customer and candidate requirements are so we conduct regular surveys to help us to keep improving.

Use the navigation buttons on the left to see more from Driver Hire Exeter.

Proud to be Driver Hire

Proud to be Driver Hire
What our customers said about working with Driver Hire Nationwide:
• 97% of people rated Driver Hire’s customer service as Excellent or Good – 76% chose excellent
• ‘Personal contact’ topped the list as the main thing customers would miss if they weren’t using Driver Hire
• 86% of customers rate the value for money received from Driver Hire as Excellent or Good

(responses from over 500 customers in December 2021)

• Over the last six 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 2021)
Some things our customers said about Driver Hire include:

‘brilliant service, lovely drivers’, ‘very forward thinking in their approach’, ‘excellent to deal with and try everything to help, even at short notice’, ‘goes the extra mile’, ‘first class service, very helpful and accommodating’, ‘honest, friendly service’, ‘most professional agency I have worked with’, ‘a credit to the personnel industry as a whole’, ‘always putting in 200% – quality of service is impeccable’, ‘quality of staff shows how thorough their vetting process is’, ‘we’ve us many agencies and Driver Hire is by far the best. It pays you to go to the experts’, ‘by far the best service we’ve had from agency’, ‘service from the drivers we’ve had has been superb’, ‘very good provider of staff for us over the years’, ‘excellent drivers back up by excellent administration staff’, ‘good drivers who know their stuff’

(comments taken from customer survey responses in December 2021)
What our candidates said about working for Driver Hire Nationwide:
• 97% of candidates rate the level of respect and service received from their Driver Hire office as Excellent / Good
• 96% of candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire
• 89% of candidates scored 8/10 or more when asked if they would recommend working for Driver Hire
• Two thirds (67%) of candidates scored 10/10 – they ‘definitely’ recommend working for Driver Hire!

• Variety of work, Independence and Friendly/welcoming pace to work are our candidates’ top three reasons to work for Driver Hire
(responses from over 1,100 candidates in December 2021)
Some things our candidates said about Driver Hire include:

‘without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today’, ‘a very good agency to work for’,’ regular work, contracts, fantastic communication, decent wages – Driver Hire is exactly how an agency should be run’, ‘All staff are fantastic and regularly offer work as and when needed – really happy to work for them’, ‘Driver Hire is by far the better agency due to the high level of personable communication, ‘helpful and understanding’, ‘best recruitment agency ever’, ‘great driving agency to work for, ‘My working days are always different with new experiences and skills’, ‘made me feel part of the family’, ‘make you feel valued’, ‘treated with respect and compassion’, ‘you have been very helpful on more than one occasion in my work life’, ‘cannot thank them enough for taking care of my work for the past 10 years’, ‘I have already recommended friends’, ‘made to feel welcome from the start’, ‘thanks to this agency unexpectedly I have the opportunity to enhance my career’, ‘a gender diverse and inclusive agency’, ‘I’d recommend them a million times’

(comments taken from candidate survey responses in December 2021)

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 93%*

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 01392 271 311 or visit our training website.

*Surveys conducted after completion of training

Exeter Testimonials

What our customers say

“We have been using Driver Hire Exeter for just over a year now and have been very happy with the level of service, office staff always happy and professional, and each driver provided has been to a good level.”
Tracy C – Brandon Hire

“The transport department of Alliance Healthcare Exeter have been using Driver Hire to cover van routes for some time now and have found the service provided excellent. Great communication and reaction time to emergency bookings, good online booking and billing portal, friendly staff who are always willing to help and understand our business commitments.

On the whole very good agency drivers that suit our business needs and very good DCPC training for our LGV fleet drivers. We recommend people to register with Driver Hire Exeter if they come to our door looking for work and have had some successful temp to perm agency drivers who now are full time Alliance Healthcare employee’s.”
Jim B – Alliance Healthcare

What our candidates say

“I have worked with the Driver Hire team in Exeter for a number of years, as a van driver up to 7.5t. They have always been very helpful in finding me work that fits in with my personal life, and I would recommend anyone who is looking for driving work to go and have a chat with them.”
G Short

“Upon moving down to Devon from West Yorkshire, I signed up to a recruitment agency named Driver Hire. I’ve never had experience of working under an agency so was a little apprehensive to do so, however… I was made to feel extremely welcome by all the staff there and found each and every one a real pleasure to work with, almost felt like a family environment!

From day one the team were at the top of their game in making sure I was out in employment, and a fine job they’ve been doing in regards to that, I’ve not had a day since I joined the team where I’ve not had a day’s work, the experience of working with the girls has surpassed all my expectations I had once joining, and I’m now on the verge of a contract into full-time employment!

Couldn’t thank the staff at Driver Hire enough for the commitment and support they’ve given me throughout this relationship and would highly recommend them as a suitable agency for anyone of any age searching for any line of work! All in all 10/10 for the girls, it’s been a very enjoyable experience”
G Moore

“Driver Hire are brilliant to work for, have helped me so much. They treat you with the greatest respect and stick by anything they say. If I have a problem in the future I will happily work for them. Thank you Driver Hire so very much.”
R Yeo

“Driver Hire Exeter has always given me a quick and efficient service with details of the work text straight to my phone and prompt no hassle payments every week without fail. Driver Hire Exeter is my go to company for any driving work I need. They are fast and easy to work with and will go the extra mile to ensure I get the jobs I want.”
D Adam

“Driver Hire in Exeter have been a godsend for me in a time when I needed work. They have been very professional and enthusiastic in their help and advice. Debi and her team of capable co-workers have been most helpful whenever I have needed to ask them anything work related. Communication has been outstanding and I would highly recommend contacting Debi and her team.”
R Spargo

“I joined Driver Hire at the end of last year and have been very impressed by the service which they offer. The staff are always friendly and efficient. Their communication is clear and effective. I have always received regular work which has been both interesting and varied. I would have no hesitation in recommending Driver Hire.”
C Plummer

“Working for Driver Hire Exeter as an adhoc van driver I have found all of the staff very professional, efficient, customer focused team which has worked extremely well for the current stage of my working life, juggling and maintaining a busy work life balance.”
A Atkins

“Driver Hire Exeter is a great agency to work for, they get to know their staff so they can find the right work for the right person. The girls in the office are very helpful and always seem to get great work for their staff. If you need additional training for the job, they’re always on hand to sort this out for you. All in all, an amazing team who care about their clients and staff, and go the extra mile for them.”
P Butter

“The team at Driver Hire Exeter is a great company to work for. I signed up on the Monday and by the next day I was straight into work and haven’t been out of work since, they helped me get a temp to perm job in a company that I absolutely love working for. If you have a valid driving licence and need a job Driver Hire Exeter Wants YOU!!”
D Best

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 Exeter team.

Call: 01392 271311
Email: exeter@driverhire.co.uk

Commitment to quality

When you deal with Driver Hire Exeter – 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 97% of customers rated our service as good or excellent and 96% 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 Exeter 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:

  • First Floor, Graphic House
  • Alphinbrook Road
  • Marsh Barton
  • Exeter
  • EX2 8RG
  • Telephone: 01392 271 311

How to find us:

We are in Alphinbrook Road in Marsh Barton. We are next to the Hendy Honda Car Showroom. Turn onto the Hendy Honda forecourt and BOC are on your left. We have the top floor of that building. We are above BOC.  There is parking directly outside.

If you get lost, please don’t hesitate to call us, we will be happy to direct you.

Our team

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 Exeter, here are the people who’ll be looking after you:

Debi Scott – Director

Heather Crosbie – Operations

Dug – Meet and Greeter


office member

Debi Scott FIRP


About Debi Scott FIRP

Debi has over 20 years of experience in the transport and logistics recruitment sector. She joined Driver Hire in 2010 and trained as a DCPC JAUPT Approved Trainer. She became a Joint Venture Director in 2012. Debi is passionate about her business. She believes that delivering consistently high standards of service to clients and candidates is crucial. Debi is also proud that her branch has received the best compliance audit results that can be achieved, for the past 10 years.
In her “spare time” Debi likes to disappear on adventures in her campervan “Merlin” with her co- pilot Dug.

office member

Heather Crosbie

Recruitment Consultant

About Heather Crosbie

Is our mother hen, queen of operations and customer service extraordinaire. You would never believe that 2 years ago she had never turned on a computer. Heather loves the colour red. Her favourite flowers are roses. She is partial to a good gin. Are those enough subtle hints?

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office member
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Meet and Greeter

About Dug

Joined the Driver Hire Exeter team in August 2017. He is our meet and greeter. Dug is a sociable soul and loves other dogs and children. He enjoys a good run preferable chasing a ball.
In fact Dug believes everyone is a potential "ball throwing machine" for his personal use.
Dug will ring a bell when he wants to "go outside". He does a mean "hi five" and will basically "perform" for a dog treat.


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.