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EU Drivers’ hours and working time

EU drivers’ hours and the working time rules can be complex and how they work together has been a topic of extensive discussion within the industry. Even the gov.uk site admits the rules are complicated, yet it is crucial that those in the driving industry understand them fully and adhere to them. With this in [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|

DriveForce Welcomes New Managing Director

We're pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Birkby as the new Managing Director for DriveForce.   Chris brings with him a wealth of experience from the recruitment sector, gained after serving for a number of years in the Royal Navy. Chris loves the fast paced, target driven environment combined with the buzz and team [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|

Refresh your knowledge of GB domestic rules on drivers’ hours

Are you as familiar as you should be with the rules on drivers’ hours? For many of us in the industry they are second nature but it is always worth refreshing your knowledge and ensuring you are adhering to the current rules as there have been changes during the last decade. For anyone new to [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|

What benefits will the planned road & motorway upgrades have for professional drivers?

A £6.1 billion programme has recently been announced by Transport Minister Jesse Norman for improvements to major roads across England. These improvements form part of the Government’s plan for upgrades to the road network in England, with £23 billion allocated to making the improvements. The improvements will go a long way to easing congestion on [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|

What is a digital tachograph card and why is it important for your business?

Upon registration, our driver candidates present their digital tachograph card; these cards let us know that drivers are complying with EU regulations. Here we explore what tachographs are and the importance they have for your business. What are tachograph cards? Tachograph vehicle units are used by those working in a driving role, they record information [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|

What is driver CPC training?

Outlined by the European Union, Driver CPC training provides drivers with a particular set of standards which must be adhered to by those beginning their driving career as well as all drivers throughout their career. Thus, ensuring that high standards of driving competency is adhered to industry wide. Those within the driving industry that drive [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|

The top skills employers look for in drivers

Ensuring you hire the ideal candidates is essential for any business, but it is particularly important to those businesses hiring drivers as there is a significant number of regulations that must be followed to ensure compliance with UK and EU laws. Here we have compiled a list of the 10 driving skills employers are looking [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|

Truckfest Is Coming!

Truckfest Is Coming! It’s June – that must mean it’s time to be amazed, thrilled and over-awed, as Truckfest,the biggest truck festival in the UK rolls back into town. And the wonderful thing about this festival is, it’s not just for people who drive or own a truck. You don’t even have to be a [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|

Encouraging New Drivers Into The Transport Industry

Encouraging New Drivers Into The Transport Industry As ever, driver shortages are a point of discussion within the transport industry, with an estimated deficit of around 60,000 drivers. And it’s looking set to get worse, as the current crop of drivers prepare for retirement (the average age is 53), and not enough ‘young blood’ coming [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|

The Commercial Vehicle Show

The Commercial Vehicle Show If you’re in the industry, then you’re bound to know about the Commercial Vehicle Show – this year April 25th – 27th at the NEC,  and still the largest and most comprehensive road freight transport, distribution and logistics event in Britain. Sector suppliers use it as a showcase for their services [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|