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The Importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Drivers

Being responsible for a heavy goods vehicle is a hazardous occupation, especially when handling and transporting dangerous goods. At Drive Personnel, we take the safety of our drivers very seriously and provide all of our HGV drivers with personal protective equipment to mitigate the risk of injury when necessary.  What is PPE? Personal protective equipment…

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Road to Logistics: How the UK is Tackling Driver Shortages

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) estimates a national shortage of approximately 50,000 qualified HGV drivers, and with a quarter of the industry workforce due to retire in the next decade, there has never been a more important time for a national campaign to train and develop more HGV drivers. Brexit In addition to the existing…

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How to Become an HGV Driver

There is currently a national shortage of over 50,000 HGV drivers, and with the average age of UK drivers at 53, the industry is lacking younger drivers to fulfil the next generation of recruits. What skills does an HGV driver need? To become an HGV driver, you must be over the age of 18 and…

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Drive Personnel and Brexit

With so many of the HGV drivers working in the UK hailing from the EU, it is important to us that our drivers understand the steps that they need to take to continue living and working in the UK after Brexit.  About the EU Settlement Scheme  The EU settlement scheme is an outline of steps that allow EU,…

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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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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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