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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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The Impact of the Amazon Effect on the Logistics Industry

With the growing popularity of online shopping via Amazon, there has been increased pressure on other eCommerce websites and online retailers to provide a similar service, with fast (and often free) delivery.  This has inevitably put increased pressure on logistics services, specifically as a result of the changing expectations of customers, and in particular an…

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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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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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The History of Southampton Docks

Drive Personnel is an employment and recruitment agency specialising in the HGV driving sector and is based in Eastleigh near Southampton in Hampshire. Being based in the Southampton area and hence near Southampton Docks means that a number of our customers are involved in the logistics and transport of import and export freight containers. We…

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The Haulage Industry is Growing

The road haulage industry recorded a tremendous growth last year both in distances covered and the amount of material transported. According to The Domestic Road Freight Statistics, the total freight carried by HGVs in 2015 saw an increase of 12% from 2014, recording a staggering 152 billion tonnes. The distance covered by the HGVs in…

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Your next ex-military job should be as an HGV driver

In the United Kingdom there is shortage of HGV drivers. If you are looking for a career change after retiring from the military becoming a HGV driver could be the perfect job. What are the benefits to working as a HGV driver after leaving the military? Good Rates of pay with flexible working The shortage…

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