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Your Specialist Driver Recruitment Agency in Southampton

We are an established driver recruitment agency, supplying temporary and permanent Class 1, Class 2, 7.5T and specialist HGV drivers to businesses throughout Eastleigh, Southampton, Portsmouth, Fareham and Winchester.  

If you're an HGV driver looking for work, we are well-placed to find you a role which matches your expertise and requirements, on either a temporary or permanent basis.  What's more, our links with local training providers means that we can help you develop your career and earning potential.

Our highly experienced team are always on hand to work with you in developing a career in the transport and logistics industry. With a range of roles available not only as drivers but also in office, management and warehouse roles, we can offer something for everyone.

For businesses that are looking for temporary or permanent HGV drivers, we'll search our database to match you with a driver who meets your exact requirements - both in terms of experience and suitability.  As a specialist driver agency in Southampton, we are well-placed to attract and retain drivers of the highest calibre, giving you peace of mind that the drivers we supply can be trusted to attend your customers' sites.

Looking for a new driver recruitment agency? 

Contact us today for more information on driving for us, or working with Drive Personnel.

Drivers can view all of our latest vacancies, visit our Driver Portal for useful guidance and information or read more about the training and benefits that we offer.

We work closely with businesses in the local area, taking time to build long-lasting relationships so that we can understand your hiring requirements and provide the perfect candidates to suit. 

Driver Hire Recruitment Agency in Southampton

Take a look at our list of the latest vacancies in your area to find your next role. As a specialist driver recruitment agency, we offer a wide range of positions, from HGV Class 1 drivers to forklift operatives and everything in between. With driving, office, management and warehouse roles available with highly regarded businesses across the South Coast, we can cater for everyone.

Can't find your perfect role? Get in touch with the team today to discuss your requirements. As a highly experienced provider of driver recruitment services, we are well equipped to match you with a business that suits your needs.

What Our Drivers Say...

I have now worked for Drive Personnel for the past five years.  During this time the team have supported me in providing work to suit the qualifications I have as well as encouraging my progression by supporting me in gaining further qualifications.  Looking forward to many more years with DP "

" I have worked as a driver for Drive Personnel for over 4 years now and never had anything to fault with their management. Their dedication and professionalism really shows - nothing is too much hassle for them "

News & Posts from Drive Personnel

Read the Latest in Driver Recruitment Services and Industry News

Take a look at the articles below to find out what our driver recruitment services team have been up to, the latest success stories from some of our dedicated drivers and to read hints and tips to help you. If you've got something you'd like to shout about get in touch and tell us all about it!

The Countess Mountbatten Sunflower Memory Walk

Drive Personnel supports hospice charity walk On 23rd June 2019, the Countess Mountbatten Hospice brought together over 450 people in Broadlands, Romsey for the Sunflower Walk, a fantastic fundraising and remembrance event in which the Drive Personnel team were pleased to take part. The hospice has been caring for people with life-limiting illnesses for over…

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Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity Sponsorship

As part of Drive Personnel’s work to support local good causes we have recently agreed to sponsor Ruth Andrews the Fundraising Project Manager at the Countess Mountbatten Hospice, to take part in their Indian Himalaya Trek and Community Project. The trek involves 4-days in the Himalaya’s walking from village to village helping support local people,…

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How to make a right turn with a (very!) long load

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Securing Your Load

At Drive Personnel Ltd we supply drivers in and around the Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex areas and the safety of our drivers, their load and other people that come into contact with them is of critical importance.  Every year there are major injuries and even deaths where loads have not been secured properly.  In…

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DVSA Statistics Show Drop in Drivers Hours Infringements

At the end of March this year the DVSA produced a report, one of the findings was around drivers’ hours checked at the roadside.  Over 67,000 HGV and Light Goods vehicles were stopped at the roadside and there has been a 35.7% reduction in HGV and Light Goods drivers’ hours infringements in the UK in…

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M27 Smart Motorway Upgrades, Junctions 4 to 11

Drive Personnel are a temporary employment and recruitment agency based in the Eastleigh area and specialise in dealing with the transport and logistic industry.  Drive Personnel are ideally positioned to service customers in Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex. As such the local motorway networks are crucial to our clients and drivers. You may already be…

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Healthy Habits for HGV Drivers

As a leading provider of HGV driving jobs in the Southampton and Eastleigh area, at Drive Personnel we know only too well how demanding driving a HGV vehicle is and although a lot of this may sound obvious, when you are busy and out driving all day sometimes unhealthy habits can creep in. HGV driving…

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Penalties for Misuse of Smart Motorways

Drive Personnel previously wrote an article on Smart Motorways and as an HGV driver working on jobs for the many clients of Drive Personnel you may encounter Smart Motorways as you travel beyond the Southampton and Eastleigh area. For example there are now smart motorways in operation on the M25, M42, M40, M1 and M4. Smart…

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LGV Coupling & Uncoupling

At Drive Personnel we take safety extremely seriously and it is important that all articulated lorry (C+E) drivers understand the critical importance of parking, coupling and uncoupling correctly.  Not following the correct procedures for the relevant vehicle can lead to potentially serious and fatal accidents and costly repairs.  Even if you are an experienced driver…

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HGV Safety Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice

At Drive Personnel we take the safety of our HGV and van drivers extremely seriously and it is especially important to ensure that you are taking extra special care driving in difficult conditions.  With the current cold blast upon us we wanted to take the time to remind all our HGV drivers of some important…

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What benefits do we offer our drivers?

At Drive Personnel, we pride ourselves on looking after the drivers that work with us. Regular hours are available if required and we guarantee excellent rates of pay as part of our offering for every role. We understand that every driver's requirements are different, which is why we recruit for both temporary and permanent roles. No matter your personal circumstances, the team at Drive Personnel are on hand to find the perfect job roles for every recruit.

For those who are looking for career progression in the logistics sector, our experienced team are here to help you. As an experienced driver recruitment agency, we believe in the importance of offering training to develop your skills and knowledge, including CPC training. Whether you're looking to progress as a driver or in warehouse, office and management roles, we are on hand to support you.

What areas do we cover?

As a specialist driver recruitment agency based in Fair Oak, Drive Personnel have years of experience matching new and experienced drivers to professional driving roles in the transport and logistics industry across the South Coast. We have built up relationships throughout the logistics sector, giving us an understanding of how to find the best roles for you in the driving industry. Our recruitment team source drivers for vacancies in the following areas:

  • Eastleigh
  • Southampton
  • Portsmouth
  • Fair Oak
  • Hedge End
  • Fareham
  • Gosport
  • Romsey
  • Chandlers Ford
  • Hamble
  • Winchester

Types of driver roles

With a wealth of experience working with transport and logistics companies throughout Hampshire, we are well equipped to recruit for a wide variety of driving roles. However, whilst we are predominantly a driver recruitment agency, we also recruit for transport office and management roles for those who are looking for office-based positions. Below is a selection of some of the roles that we can offer for new and experienced drivers and transport specialists:

  • LGV Class 1
  • LGV Class 2
  • 7.5T Driver
  • Van Driver
  • HIAB
  • ADR
  • Warehouse
  • Forklift Truck Driver
  • Drivers Mate
  • Transport Office
  • Transport Planners
  • Transport Management