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…

M27 Smart Motorway Upgrades, Junctions 4 to 11

Drive Personnel are a temporary employment and recruitment agency based in the Eastleigh area and specialise in dealing with the transport and logistic industry.  Drive Personnel are ideally positioned to service customers in Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex. As such the local motorway networks are crucial to our clients and…

Healthy Habits for HGV Drivers

As a leading provider of HGV driving jobs in the Southampton and Eastleigh area, at Drive Personnel we know only too well how demanding driving a HGV vehicle is and although a lot of this may sound obvious, when you are busy and out driving all day sometimes unhealthy habits…

Penalties for Misuse of Smart Motorways

Drive Personnel previously wrote an article on Smart Motorways and as an HGV driver working on jobs for the many clients of Drive Personnel you may encounter Smart Motorways as you travel beyond the Southampton and Eastleigh area. For example there are now smart motorways in operation on the M25, M42,…

LGV Coupling & Uncoupling

At Drive Personnel we take safety extremely seriously and it is important that all articulated lorry (C+E) drivers understand the critical importance of parking, coupling and uncoupling correctly.  Not following the correct procedures for the relevant vehicle can lead to potentially serious and fatal accidents and costly repairs.  Even if…

HGV Safety Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice

At Drive Personnel we take the safety of our HGV and van drivers extremely seriously and it is especially important to ensure that you are taking extra special care driving in difficult conditions.  With the current cold blast upon us we wanted to take the time to remind all our…

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…

Making Sure Your Load is Secure

It is everyone’s responsibility in the Transport Chain to ensure the safety of the vehicle and its load. As an HGV driver you also have a personal responsibility to ensure that your load is secure – has been secured properly before departure and the same when unloading. You must ensure…

Nights Out

When working for Drive Personnel as an HGV Driver in Southampton, Eastleigh and surrounding areas you may occasionally need to spend a night out in the truck. This is rare on class 2 (Cat C) work but is more common on class 1 (Cat CE) work. Whilst you are usually…

Smart Motorways

As an HGV driver working for Drive Personnel you may encounter Smart Motorways as you travel beyond the Southampton and Eastleigh area. For example there are now smart motorways in operation on the M25, M42, M40, M1 and M4. Smart Motorways were first introduced just over 11 years ago and…