Supplying professional drivers to the heavily regulated transport and logistics industry requires requires highly trained knowledgeable consultants with expertise within this area of supply.
Transport managers and businesses across the region trust us to provide professional, legally compliant and reliable drivers. For planned long-term staffing solutions, temporary contracts or short-term emergency cover, Premier Drivers is the driver recruitment service of choice.
Premier Drivers pride ourselves on having the correct mix of consultants who have worked within the transport industry. Our divisions are audited on a regular basis to ensure compliance is met, we are accredited members of the Freight Transport Association and we operate transport and logistic software to record drivers working time hours. We’re also a JAUPT approved training centre, ensuring all of our drivers receive further training and up to date industry news by completing their drivers’ CPC with us.
Whether it’s a Van Driver or an HGV Driver, all drivers are interviewed thoroughly and put through a rigorous testing procedure. We source references, check licences every three months and supply PPE – we need to know that each driver supplied is the perfect representation of our business. To be known in this industry for our quality of candidate is the single biggest asset we possess and it’s something we’re very proud of, allowing us further opportunities to add to our large portfolio of transport, distribution and logistics customers.
We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year – our transport consultants are always on hand to deal with any urgent requirements.
Typical roles supplied:
We provide drivers with additional licences and experience:
Lines are open 24hrs per day.
From the outset, we make it our business to understand your exact requirements. Our staffing specialists have all previously worked in the transport industry and know the importance of finding reliable, competent and professional personnel through a service that is flexible and cost-effective.
We ask for the best and we get the best. Whether you are looking for HGV driver recruitment services, Class 1 and 2 drivers or would like to fill a van driver role, we are confident that we can supply vetted, professional staff who will be a real asset to your company.
Our recruitment process involves full reference checks, a face-to-face interview and a rigorous induction. For complete peace-of-mind, clients can be assured that our drivers have a full knowledge of the latest regulations including the Working Time Directive and have successfully passed a series of additional in-house tests on geographical knowledge, tachograph compliance and hazard perception. Meanwhile, our systems are capable of detailing past and present drivers’ ‘Working Time’ hours with the press of a button.
Experienced, professional drivers
Rigorous application procedure
Flexible manning service
Emergency and temporary cover
Long-term staffing solutions
Throughout North Staffordshire
and South Cheshire.
Harry was promoted to our Drivers Division after expressing his desire to continue his recruitment education within this sector. The transition has proven a success with a larger pipeline of candidates being made readily available.
Harry completes the onboarding process by guiding drivers through compliant based testing, interviews, licensing checks as well as sourcing candidate references.
Behind the scenes Harry can be heard liaising with drivers to ensure the weekly payroll is completed accurately and on time.
Contact Harry on 01782 717007.
Driving Division Manager
Our Driving Division Manager Simon has been with the business since 2016. Within this time he has proved to be an integral part of the team by ensuring only the areas best drivers are sourced and placed with our clients.
His wealth of expertise within this sector, coupled with his “can do” attitude is key in this fast moving recruitment sector.
Under his guidance our clients understand and acknowledge his value when it comes to placing fully compliant professional drivers within this heavily regulated industry.
Contact Simon on 01782 717007
John joined our Drivers Division with a wealth of experience within the transport and logistics sector. Holding a National CPC in Road Transport his range of skills is a perfect match for our business.
John has an excellent rapport with our drivers. With the skills, experience and knowledge to put forward the best candidate for the role, John also engages with driver compliance training, audits, and the investigation of incidents and infringements.
Working within our fast paced Driving Division he is a very hands on transport professional who ensures compliance and best practice is adhered to at all times.
Contact John on 01782 717007.
“Working with some of the best companies in the area”
“I have had the pleasure to work with Premier Drivers since relocating from Cornwall 15 years ago. I have never been without work in this time and I have loved all the opportunities to work with some of the best companies in the area.
As I am now approaching retirement, I have gone down to three to four days per week and I am never without work. I can honestly say my experience with Premier has been most fulfilling.”
“Premier Drivers are the ‘go-to’ people for driver supply”
“Premier Placement’s Driving division has been a valuable support to our business since 1997. The nature of what we do requires the services of a professional driver supplier to cover for short and long-term logistical requirements.
Premier’s delivery and ability to react to our ongoing needs for professional drivers has enabled us to build a trusting relationship based on their understanding of our business.
My advice to fellow transport managers would be to make Premier Drivers the “go to people” for the supply of drivers. Whether it’s for immediate requirement or planned cover for your operation, you can rely on their service.”
“Providing a fast, efficient and professional service”
“We’ve been working with Premier Drivers since 1996 and receive a great service from them. They understand our needs and don’t just provide us with ‘bums on seats’!
We can rely on them to provide ready-tested drivers who hold all the relevant paperwork and qualifications to do the job. We require a range of different drivers and can be confident that they adhere to the strictest driver legislation required in our industry. Premier Drivers have become part of our own team and we can count on them to provide a fast, efficient and professional service.”
“Supplying highly skilled personnel for more than a decade”
“Premier Drivers have provided an excellent service in sourcing highly skilled personnel to fill both short-term placements and long term to permanent positions. They have provided Veolia with a high calibre of personnel for over 10 years.
Our waste business uses a large number of specialist collection vehicles that require highly-trained drivers to operate safely and professionally. Premier Drivers have always taken this on board when they pre-screen drivers before supplying them to Veolia. They ensure that candidates are thoroughly checked for previous experience, along with licence checks, driving entitlements and work evidence. All this information is provided to Veolia prior to any individual attending our site to commence work.
“I find Premier Drivers to be a very professional company that reacts to my business needs in a timely and efficient manner. I would highly recommend this company to other businesses.”
“Highly recommended for any driver looking for work”
“After 30 years in one career, I retired but still wanted to continue working so decided to explore becoming a professional driver.
From the moment I stepped into the offices of Premier Drivers, I knew I was in good hands.
Their compliance testing and the thorough interview I was given was just as I had imagined. I knew then that I was about to start work for a professional company whose philosophy was similar to my own. Once my references were back, and my working time was checked, I was given my first assignment.
Since then I have never looked back. After completing 6 months of working for a great company I was offered a full-time position. I will be eternally grateful to Premier Drivers for all their help and support. For any driver looking for work, then I can’t recommend these guys enough. They do exactly what it says on the tin.”