Hooray! We’ve been nominated in The biz4Biz Awards!

The aim of the biz4Biz Awards is to recognise excellence in business across Hertfordshire. So please would you big us up – we’d love some more support. It’s quicker than making a cup of tea, so please take a couple of minutes to vote! It’s really simple and free, all you have to do is

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It’s World Diabetes Day on 14 November

Did you know… …that 11.9 million people in the UK are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes? Are you at risk? Anyone can get Diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a serious health condition, it starts gradually, usually later in life, and because the symptoms may not be so obvious it might be years

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Meet the Hertfordshire Business Awards finalists for Business Growth!

We are delighted to be one of five finalists for the Business Growth award, sponsored by the Hertfordshire LEP, in the Hertfordshire Business Awards 2017. Congratulations to the other four finalists and find out more and why we have all be been shortlisted.  The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 23 November.

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Driver Require proud to sponsor The Polesworth Swifts

Driver Require is delighted to sponsor the Polesworth Swifts U8 team for the second season, who play in the Tamworth Junior league. Players all come from the Tamworth area, including the local villages of Dordon and Polesworth, which has a rich tradition of football teams, and the club has a 20 year history with coaching

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Intrepid Year-Long Fundraiser from British Isles to Far East

Paul Hartles, Southern Regional Manager with Driver Require is about to embark on a year-long fund-raising mission to support the British Heart Foundation. The challenge will include several key events throughout the year. With over 17.5 million people each year dying from cardiovascular disease each year and expectations that by 2030 this will to rise

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Spread the word!

Do you know someone who would be interested in working for Driver Require? We have some fantastic jobs on our Jobs Board (driverrequire.co.uk/jobs-board) and are now looking for even more reliable, professional drivers to fill a number of positions with some great clients. Boost your earnings For each friend you refer to us, we will

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Driver Require Summer family party!

The Driver Require team got together at the weekend for its Summer Family Party at the Rising Sun, Hitchin.  The sun shone down on us and it was good to see so many of us, including lots of new faces that have joined the team in the last six months.  It’s a chance for Driver

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How to get paid on time

We have recently had some issues where we were unable to pay drivers because we were missing timesheets. It is your responsibility to make sure you get your timesheet in on time to meet payroll cut off. Below is further information to help Getting paid on time Help us to get you paid on time

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Do you need to renew your digital tachograph?

You need to remember that digital tachograph cards expire five years after issue. If you were one of the early adopters of digital tachograph cards, you should ensure both your driver and company cards are renewed in time. How the cards are issued The cards are issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

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We have moved!

You may have noticed that we now have a Tamworth branch.  The team based in the Atherstone expanded and outgrew their offices and can now be found in our new offices in Tamworth.  Why don’t you give them a call to see what Jobs they have or to Register with us.  They look forward to

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Meet the Driver Require Team

Meet …. Ian Datlen Ian is one of Driver Require’s longest most serving members of staff and his latest role is as Our Driver On The Road – check out his travels on our Instagram account @driverrequire Tell us about your role at Driver Require? My role currently is to add value to our customer

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Tell us about your holiday plans

We are now approaching peak summer season and many of you will be planning your summer holidays. Whilst we want you to have the rest and relaxation you deserve, we also need your help in making sure we can still cover all our clients’ shift requirements. Please contact your local branch and update the Account

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Think! Put your phone away

As a driver do you know the law for mobile phone use? It’s illegal to use a handheld mobile phone whilst driving. As a professional driver are you aware of the penalties and fines should you be caught? You can’t concentrate on the road and your mobile phone whilst driving and if you’re caught using

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Meet the Driver Require Team

Meet …. Alex Raven Alex joined the Driver Require team in October 2016 as a Recruitment Consultant in our Stevenage branch. Tell us about your role at Driver Require? My role is to get new clients or win back old clients that no longer use us. I also search for new candidates and try to

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Meet the Driver Require Team

Meet …. Andy Griffiths Andy joined the team in June 2016 as an Account Manager at our Atherstone branch, where he co-ordinates the supply of drivers into Ocado, Dordon. What do you like most about working at Driver Require? I enjoy the team atmosphere we have at the Atherstone branch, which makes any challenge a

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The driver shortage and what you can do to help

We often hear from drivers with concerns about how they can’t gain experience. “What about new drivers to the industry? Nobody seems to do much to help them get a start as they are always looking for people with experience.” We too are concerned, but we do what we can to help. We are constrained

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Driver Require offices this Easter

All our offices will be closed for the Easter holidays from Friday 14 to Monday 17 April, but during this period we will be operating a 24 hour on call service.  We re-open on Tuesday 18 April with our usual office hours 08:30-17:30. Driver timesheets should be sent into us on Monday as usual, but

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Red Nose Day

The Stevenage offices entered into the spirit of Red Nose Day and raised £45 for Comic Relief by holding a dress-down day and selling cakes!

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Meet the Driver Require Team

Meet …. The Accounts Team Driver Require have had a couple of new members join our Accounts team recently, so to bring you up to date on who keeps the company on the road and paying our drivers! Tracy Molyneux – joined Driver Require as Financial Controller in July 2016 and heads up the team.

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Hatfield Jobs Fayre

Last week Driver Require attended the Jobs Fayre, organised by Hatfield Jobs Centre Plus, and held at Tesco Welham Green. It was a great success and good to meet so many potential new drivers for Driver Require!

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We have opened new offices!

Driver Require now have offices in Daventry, Dunstable and St Albans.   Why don’t you give us a call or visit? The contact details for all our offices and where you can find them can be found at Contacts on our website, or call us on 0345 222 2121. Look forward to seeing you.

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Driver Require – Your Pay

Payroll Rules & Processes There have been some significant difficulties, within the payroll department, over the last few months when it comes to paying drivers wages. To aid us in this process and to ensure you are paid correctly and on time, we have pulled together a list of things we need you to do

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Meet the Driver Require Team

Meet…. Russel Sampson Russel is the Northern Region Manager, responsible for our branches in Northampton, Rugby and Atherstone, as well as overseeing Ocado in Dordon and Andover.   What do you like most about working at Driver Require? Great team of people that have the same goal.   What did you do before coming to

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Charity fundraising

Our Christmas Jumper Day on 12 December in aid of Save The Children, raised a total of £63.12.  Well done to all our offices and staff who took part!

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New arrival!

Congratulations to Nathan and Gemma Humphreys on the safe arrival of Charlotte Hope, born Sunday 19 December 2016 weighing in at 8lbs 1/2 oz. Nathan is one of the longest serving members of the Driver Require team in Stevenage and we are all delighted for him and Gemma.

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Thank you for the Food Bank donations

Thank you to everyone who gave to our “Donating one can of food can make a difference”. Daniella, Alice, Holly and Tor from our Stevenage branch took all the items donated to our offices, to the Stevenage Community Food Bank on Tuesday, which will go towards their Christmas drive. Well done to Holly for organising

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Our competition winner at Ocado Driver of the Year event

In October Driver Require were one of the sponsors for the Ocado Driver of the Year 2016 event at Donnington Park, and we held our own competition whilst the drivers were busy racing around the track! It involved reversing the Driver Require remote control truck through a series of cones, without mistakes, in the fastest

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Things to remember so you get paid on time this Christmas

Due to reduced hours over the Christmas period please can ALL Driver Require drivers follow the rules set out below Non-Ocado drivers MUST submit their timesheets by – 09:00 Monday 19th December (payment will be made by Friday 23rd December) 09:00 Wednesday 28th December (payment will be made by Friday 30th December) 09:00 Tuesday 3rd

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Christmas Jumper Day!

It was Christmas Jumper Day on Friday at Driver Require!  Well done to all those who took part, to raise funds for to Save The Children.

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Well done Maxine!

Well done Maxine, who is in our Accounts Department in Stevenage, who won the cryptic clue in the Driver Require staff newsletter last week!

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Meet the Driver Require Team

Meet …. Will Banfield Will joined the Driver Require team in September and is now a Consultant in our Northampton branch, responsible for registering and managing drivers, liaising with clients and compliance. What do you like most about working at Driver Require? Being valued for the work I do, making a difference and changing people’s

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Donating one can of food can make a difference

This Christmas many families won’t be able to afford the same luxuries most of us can. Lots of children will wake up without presents and that traditional Christmas dinner won’t happen. But Driver Require would like to give back this Christmas; we want to give the best gift this Christmas and donate food to those

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Congratulations to our Atherstone branch

Well done to our Atherstone branch for reaching 100 shifts last week!  Keep up the hard work. For more jobs that our Atherstone branch currently has to offer go to our Jobs Board, or give Dan, Trish and Andy a call on 01827 370260.

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Are you driving with diabetes?

If a lorry driver is keeping their diabetes under control with diet only, then they don’t need to tell DVLA. However, if they’re taking medication or insulin to control their diabetes, then they must inform the DVLA. This is a legal requirement; however, it does not necessarily mean that a lorry driver will automatically lose

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The Polesworth Swifts!

Driver Require are delighted to sponsor the Polesworth Swifts U7 football team, who play in the Tamworth Junior League. Dan Hancocks from our Atherstone branch, apart from being a proud father of one of the squad members, also helps out with the team and here they are laying a wreath at Polesworth Abbey on Remembrance

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Ocado names their Driver of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Bryony Mcpake, Ocado’s Driver of the Year 2016. Working at the Crawley delivery spoke, 20-year-old Bryony came tops in Ocado’s annual competition to highlight and reward safe driving: something they are very passionate about at Ocado. Keep up the good work, Bryony! Many thanks to our event partner Mercedes-Benz and the following sponsors

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Driver Require at Ocado Driver of the Year 2016

Driver Require had a great time at the Ocado’s recent Driver of the Year 2016 event at Donnington Park. Our new Driver Require truck went down a storm, with participants showing how well (or not!) they could reverse manoeuvre the radio controlled truck. Thanks to Ocado for their hospitality and all who participated – more

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Ocado Driver of The Year 2016

Good luck to all those off to Ocado’s Driver of The Year at Donnington Park today! Driver Require will be there, and with our very own truck driving contest.  OK, it’s a radio controller truck, built for us by Steve Gray, but lets see how they get on with it!

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Welcome to our new Andover branch!

Driver Require now have a branch in Andover! Want to find out what jobs we currently have in Andover?  Visit our Jobs Board, or call Holly in our Stevenage branch on 01438 722800. For details on all our offices across the Northern Home Counties South & East Midlands visit Contacts

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Do you know a good driver you can refer to Driver Require?

Driver Require is offering £200 to any of our drivers that can refer a friend/driver who has not previously registered with us. How it works The £200 will be paid after the referred driver has driven 50 shifts for Driver Require (approx 2 months). If the driver has an accident or incident that results in

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Meet the Driver Require Team

Meet …. Holly Taylor Holly is a Resourcer for Driver Require in our Stevenage office and joined the team in April this year. Tell us about your role at Driver Require? Bringing on board new drivers and carrying out the registration process. Setting up adverts and looking through cvs that are sent in to Driver

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We might need a specialist HGV driver…

Our Stevenage offices had a visit from an Ocado lorry this week but Driver Require might struggle getting a driver small enough to fit in the cab! Thank you to a Driver Require driver, Steve Gray, for bringing into the office.  

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Meet the Driver Require Team

Meet …. Gwynne Lewis Gwynne is Operations Director for Driver Require, based in our Stevenage office, and the longest serving member of the company. Tell us about your role at Driver Require?  Guardian of the Driver Require culture! I spend most of my time advising and directing the team on all matters operational, from recruitment

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NEW Driver Require Compliance posters

Compliance is key to ensuring our clients are confident with the drivers we send to them. As experts in our field, we want to train and educate our drivers and support our clients on compliance issues, as well as provide key regulatory information to promote safe and correct practises in the workplace. So we have

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Meet the Driver Require Team

Meet … Tor Kaczmarek Tor is in charge of Marketing and ad hoc projects for Driver Require and has been a member of the team since October 2014 Tell us about your role at Driver Require? I look after everything marketing for the company! This includes the website, literature, branded products and events. I also

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Meet The Driver Require Team

Meet … Dan Hancocks Dan recently joined Driver Require as Branch Manager for the Atherstone & Rugby branches. Tell us about your role at Driver Require? My role is to increase revenue for both branches while supporting our customers What do you like most about working at Driver Require? A company that actually cares about

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Meet the Driver Require Team

Meet … Stephanie Thomason Steph recently joined the Driver Require team as a Resource Specialist for our Rugby & Northampton offices. Tell us about your role at Driver Require? I recruit drivers of all classes and complete registrations to ensure drivers are legally able to work. I run checks on our current drivers to ensure

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Meet the Driver Require Team

Meet …. Matt Neville Matt recently joined the Driver Require team as an Account Manager in our Stevenage office. Tell us about your role at Driver Require? I look after a number of accounts making sure that clients are looked after and shifts are filled, dealing with legal compliance issues and making sure that any

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Meet the Driver Require Team…

Meet …. Nathan Humphreys Class 1 and Lead Driver, as well as project assistant, for Driver Require. Some of you will also know that Nathan worked as an Account Manager in the Stevenage office for Driver Require for 10 years. What do you like most about working at Driver Require? Driver Require’s dedication, doing things

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Meet the Driver Require Team

We have had a number of new faces join the expanding Driver Require team in the last couple of months, so we will shortly be starting a Meet The Team blog.  Keep a look-out!

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Thank you Truckfest Peterborough!

We had a great couple of days over the bank holiday weekend at Truckfest Peterborough.  Thank you to everyone who came to visit us at our stand, it was a pleasure to meet you.  See you next year! We will be announcing the winner of our competition very soon.  

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Driver Require at Stevenage Job Centre’s Job Fair

Last week Driver Require attended the Jobs Fair at Stevenage Job Centre where, over the course of the day, the team got to meet more than 300 possible candidates for potential driver roles.  It proved a great success and Driver Require look forward to working with the Job Centre again on future Job Fairs.

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Meet the team at Truckfest Peterborough

‎Come and meet the Driver Require team this bank holiday weekend at Truckfest‬ Peterborough 1-2 May! We will also be running a competition, Register as a driver with us by 2 May to win either an iPad mini or Samsung Galaxy tab 40 inch television or Sat Nav. You can Register on-line and use the code

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It’s competition time for Truckfest!

‎Truckfest‬ Peterborough 1-2 May is almost upon us and it’s competition time! Register with us by 2 May to win either an iPad mini or Samsung Galaxy tab 40 inch television or Sat Nav. You can Register on-line and use the code TRKFST in the ”More Info” box.  Or visit us at stand R7 at Truckfest

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Truckfest Peterborough

Driver Require will be at Truckfest Peterborough 1-2 May.  Look forward to seeing you there! For more details on the event see Truckfest Peterborough

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Good Friday, Good Samaritan

  In the performance of his duties for Ocado, one of Driver Require’s drivers rescued an elderly gentleman who’d got into difficulties on the M25. By pulling over and offering assistance, driver Keith Maher, was going beyond the extra mile. Well done Keith

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