Northampton & Daventry

Proud to be Driver Hire Northampton & Daventry. Northampton is a modern, vibrant town, culturally diverse, with a rich history. For all your recruitment needs call now 01604 670199

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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 01604 670199 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 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 candidates 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 130,000 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 01604 670199 or email

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.

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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 divers and inclusive agency’, ‘I’d recommend them a million times’

(comments taken from candidate survey responses in December 2021)


What our clients say about working with us

“Your service to myself and to the whole WT Transport team was amazing last year. You were always attentive to our needs and nothing seem too much trouble. Last minute late bookings for a Friday you took in your stride and the majority of the time managed to pull a driver out of the bag. You were and are always are available even if your on a train going for a meeting you still answer your mobile and help us out. So thank you from WT Transport for all your support and help in 2018 and look forward to see what 2019 brings.” S. Maxey – Assistant Transport Manager – January 2019

“I started using Driver Hire last July after Luke phoned and arranged an appointment to see me, asking if he could be any help with any business requirements I may have. in the short time we have been working together We have built a strong clear relationship. There is regular contact, and Luke always advises of candidates he has available that will fit in to our business. Candidates he supplies are reliable and add value to our business. Response times to queries and requirements is always prompt and professional and he has assured me he would deal with any complaints should they arise personally.” Operations Manager – Specialist Transport Services – January 2019

“Since Luke has arrived at Driver Hire I’ve never been let down and always be provided with a driver regardless of notice.  I never find myself chasing for responses as Luke gets back to me in a timely and efficient manner no matter what the query.  The drivers provided are always well turned out, helpful and willing no matter the job required of them which is a testament to Luke and driver hire in their screening process when hiring these guys.  We’re always kept in the loop if a driver changes or just to check in for any future requirements. I look forward to future dealings with Driver Hire as a company through Luke who is my contact for my driver hiring needs.” A Knock – Flooring Supplier – June 2018

“Woodway have worked with Luke for a few months now. When contacted first by Luke there was no real need for another driver agency to come on board, however his persistence and enthusiasm were attributes that led us to work with him. Luke has always been proactive in sourcing drivers for us and is reliable and honest. On the occasion there is an issue with a driver he makes being on site at Woodway his upmost priority and is always consistent and supportive with finding a resolution.

Thank you, Luke, for all of your help and hard work!” Woodway UK – June 2018

What our candidates say about working with us

“I have worked for Northampton Driver Hire on and off for several years as a temporary driver, On three occasions Driver Hire have managed to secure me a permanent position following redundancy. I re-joined Driver Hire in March 2018, From then on Luke Birmingham found me consistent work. He always took on board the shifts I was able to work, locations I would travel and he was always contactable in or out of work hours.

I was presented with an opportunity by Luke to work on a Temp – Perm position, for a well-established company near my home, the role afforded a fantastic salary, hours and pension plan. I was taken on in June by the Company on a permanent contract. This has changed my life, I now have more money and stability.

I have had a great experience working with Driver Hire, I have found they care about their drivers I was treated always with respect. I often popped in the office every Friday where Luke and I would have a chat and a catch up regarding work for the following week.

I would highly recommend Driver Hire to all drivers seeking temporary or permanent work. I wish you as a company all the very for the future! Thank you.” I. Smith – June 2018

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 01604 670199 or visit our training website.

*Surveys conducted after completion of training

About Northampton

Proud to be Driver Hire Northampton.

Northampton is a modern, vibrant town, culturally diverse, with a rich history.

Northamptonshire was the home of the conspirators, who masterminded the Gunpowder Plot.
We housed Charles 1, prior to his execution at the end of the English Civil War and are the final resting place for Britain’s Queen of Hearts.

An economic centre, with 2 of the UK’s largest financial institutes located in Northampton.
Famed for its history of shoe making, even as far as to be the location for the filming of Kinky Boot’s in 2005. Renowned for it’s brewing industry, with fame extending to the architect of the building. The town centre facility is themed on a Viking Longboat, and won an industrial sector prize in the 1970’s

Northampton has a mighty sporting prowess, home of the Saints, Cobblers and Steelbacks, and that’s before we start talking motor sport.

Northampton and surrounding area has grown to be a distribution and logistics strong hold. Largely due to its geographical location, at the heart of country. Many leading brand names in retail and manufacturing have facilities in Northampton for this reason.

Driver Hire are able to offer a tailored bespoke service, as specialists with in the transport and logistics sector. Renowned for servicing hard to fill vacancies, requiring specialist skill sets.

We deliver recruitment services for both temporary and permanent personnel. For larger volumes we can offer a managed service solution.

At Driver Hire we are empowered to deliver a personal, local service but have a network of over a 100 branches to deliver resource across the UK.

For all your recruitment needs give us a call on 01604 670199

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 30 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.

Give us a call today and we can find out about your business requirements and the best way we can work together.

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 Northampton & Daventry team.

Call: 01604 670199
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 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 Northampton 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:

  • Technology Unit 34, Caxton House
  • Kings Park Road
  • Moulton Park Industrial Estate
  • Northampton
  • NN3 6LG
  • Telephone: 01604 670199

Our team

We’re a people business, and so we believe in offering a personal service. When you’re dealing with Driver Hire Northampton & Daventry, you’ll be speaking with either Mike, Tracy or Kayleigh.

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.


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.