Newcastle & Sunderland

Welcome to Driver Hire Newcastle & Sunderland. We are part of a nationwide network of over 100 offices providing recruitment and training services to the transport and logistics industry. We are based near Newcastle city centre, and service all NE, DH and SR postcodes. We cover both driving and non-driving roles and aim to provide you with a one-stop-shop for all of your recruitment needs. Whether you are looking for work, or for the next member of your team, please get in touch with one of our local, experienced staff!

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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 0191 242 2407 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 2023, over 1,500 people completed our annual candidate survey. 95% rated the level 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 ten 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 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 95% of our candidates are proud to work for Driver Hire, whilst 97% of customers rated our service as good or excellent (83% chose ‘excellent’).

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 0191 242 2407
or email

Proud to be Driver Hire

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:




  • 97% of people rated Driver Hire’s customer service as Excellent or Good – 83% chose ‘Excellent’
  • 87% of customers rate the value for money received from Driver Hire as Excellent or Good
  • ‘Reliable service’, ‘personal contact’ and ‘flexibility’ are the top three things our customers said they would miss the most if they weren’t using Driver Hire

    (responses from 410 customers in December 2023)

  • Over the last eight 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 2023)

Some things our customers said about Driver Hire include:

‘Always go the extra mile’, ‘First class! The best I have worked with, team are fantastic’, ‘Drivers and office staff have all been amazing – friendly, reliable, couldn’t recommend them more’, ‘Driver Hire is brilliant’, ‘Been working with Driver Hire for eight years – never any problems, it’s a pleasure working with you’, ‘My first call for driver needs’, ‘Staff second to none’, ‘Helpful, problem solvers’, ‘Efficiency and professionalism at the highest level’, ‘Take time to understand what we need, they listen and act’, ‘Drivers supplied are excellent and represent our organisation fantastically’, ‘I can’t recommend them enough’, ‘ I wouldn’t use anyone else apart from Driver Hire’, ‘Communication, quality of drivers and willingness to help are outstanding’, ‘100% recommendation’

(comments taken from customer survey responses in December 2023)


What our candidates said about working for Driver Hire Nationwide:

  • 95% of candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire
  • Our candidates’ top three reasons to work for Driver Hire are ‘Variety of work’, ‘independence’ and ‘friendly/welcoming place to work’
  • 95% of candidates rate the level of respect and service received from their Driver Hire office as Excellent / Good
  • 87% of candidates scored 8/10 or more when asked if they would recommend working for Driver Hire

(responses from 1,534 candidates in December 2023)

Some things our candidates said about Driver Hire include:

‘Make you feel valued as a driver’, ‘exceptional company to work for’, ‘all the staff are excellent’, ‘Driver Hire accommodates my work life balance’, ‘fantastic, well paced and super agency’, ‘the best agencies I have worked for’, ‘totally professional and eager to please’, ‘I feel very proud to tell people that I work for Driver Hire’, ‘Staff are awesome’, ‘true p

rofessionals’, ‘a pleasure to work with’

 (comments taken from candidate survey responses in December 2023)

Other Services We Provide

Driver Hire Newcastle 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

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 0191 242 2407 or visit our training website.

*Surveys conducted after completion of training

Payroll Department

The Payroll & Invoicing Department is based in the office above our Motherwell branch. From this base, they organise the weekly payroll for all 7 Wilson Gibb owned Driver Hire branches, along with the weekly invoicing for all of our customers.

Open from 09:00 – 17:00, they can be contacted directly on 01698 300 222 or via

However, in most instances it’s best if you direct any query via your local branch as they will be able to communicate with this department and will have access to the same system.

Below are the people working in this department:

Jackie Gibb – Accounts

Leeann Byrne – Payroll Supervisor

Linda Murray – Credit Controller

Lorraine Green – Payroll Assistant

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.

For customers

With 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 Newcastle team.

Call: 0191 242 2407
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 97% of customers rated our service as good or excellent (83% chose ‘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.

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 Newcastle 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:

  • Unit 1, Swordfish House
  • Amethyst Road, Newcastle Business Park
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Tyne & Wear
  • NE4 7YL
  • Telephone: 0191 242 2407

How to find us:

Our office is conveniently located in Newcastle Business Park, close to Newcastle City Centre.

We have free, off street car parking which is available to all of our visitors to the office.

Located in Swordfish House, you can find us next door to The Deli on the ground floor.

You can also travel to us via public transport, with the bus stop only a short walk away:

Stagecoach North East: Service 8 (Kenton Bar); Service 22 (Cobalt)

Go North East: 10X (Low Prudhoe); 12 (Newcastle City Centre); 12A (Newcastle City Centre)

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 Newcastle & Sunderland, here are the people who’ll be looking after you:

office member

David Burn

Branch Manager

Telephone: 01912422407

About David Burn

David joined Driver Hire in May 2016 and has never looked back! Coming from a strong background in corporate sales management, his reputation in the industry has become envied.

David was promoted to Branch Manager in March 2020 and continues manage a reputable portfolio of clients, whilst also heading up the team. His success to date comes from delivering an honest, upfront and genuine service to his drivers and his customers which resulted in being a Consultant of the Year finalist in 2018.

office member

Laura Dinning

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Telephone: 01912422407

About Laura Dinning

Laura joined our team in 2017 bringing with her a strong sales and customer service background from her previous work in the Telecommunications industry.

Completely new to recruitment, Laura quickly started working closely with her clients to fully understand their requirements. Tasked with Business Development, Laura’s name is well known in the transport industry across the North East – check out our Testimonials Page to see what her client’s say about her!

In 2018, Laura was presented with a Business Development award from our MD’s for her unbelievable contribution to New Customer Acquisition.

Laura has continued to go from strength to strength and in 2020 secured a well deserved promotion to Senior Recruitment Consultant


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.