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.
Regional Driving Division Manager
Russell is a very experienced transport professional having been around the transport and logistics industry for many years. His wealth of expertise within this sector coupled with his “can do” attitude is key in this fast moving recruitment sector.
Russell’s clients acknowledge and value his experience placing professional drivers within this heavily regulated industry. His key strength is that he always goes above and beyond, ensuring his drivers and clients are looked after impeccably.
As an active member of Premier’s management team, Russell heads our Driving Division. With 2 locations covering North Staffordshire and South Cheshire and an expectant third location in the near future Russell’s valuable experience and management of professional drivers and consultants will be key to the divisions success.
Contact Russell on 01782 717007.
Crewe Driving Consultant
Simon joined Premier Drivers in 2016 after spending more than 25 years in the retail and leisure industry. With a wealth of experience in all aspects of customer service, he fully understands the value of providing the best possible service to our clients and is passionate about delivering it.
Having extensively trained in all aspects of driver recruitment, Simon’s understanding of the customer’s requirements and being able to react in a timely manner is critical in this fast-paced division of the business. With a coaching and teaching background, Simon’s strengths lie in the communication and people skills that have enabled him to build strong working relationships with his clients.
Contact Simon on 01270 444900.
Newcastle Driving Consultant
John joins our company having worked within the warehousing and distribution industry for many years. Ensuring the product gets to the customer on time, on budget and with the resources he had is where John excelled in his previous position. Transferring this skill to the recruitment and placing of professional drivers will automatically breed success.
Immediately from the start of his employment with us John is already looking at the bigger picture, how he will improve a customer’s experience within our business. With the tools he has and his previous work experience John will be a valuable member of this team for many years to come.
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.”