Driving Hours: Forthcoming Changes to Fines for Commercial Drivers

There are some driver hours rule changes that we wanted to highlight to all of our Southampton and Portsmouth based HGV drivers. These changes mean lorry, bus and coach drivers who drive in excess of their allowed hours will be fined for every time they’ve done it in the last…

The Haulage Industry is Growing

The road haulage industry recorded a tremendous growth last year both in distances covered and the amount of material transported. According to The Domestic Road Freight Statistics, the total freight carried by HGVs in 2015 saw an increase of 12% from 2014, recording a staggering 152 billion tonnes. The distance…

Your next ex-military job should be as an HGV driver

In the United Kingdom there is shortage of HGV drivers. If you are looking for a career change after retiring from the military becoming a HGV driver could be the perfect job. What are the benefits to working as a HGV driver after leaving the military? Good Rates of pay…

Driving Hours: The Facts

Up to 46.3% of punishable HGV offences result from “drivers hours.” Arguably, transport managers and traffic problems play a major part in some of these prosecutions, but it is your role to observe your HGV hours to the letter without violating any rules set by the government. What are the…

4 Safety Tips for HGV Drivers

The road haulage industry can be subject to so much danger. To ensure maximum safety on the roads, HGV drivers should undertake the following 4 safety checks. 1. Ensure you are ready to drive Much of safe driving is about being healthy and fit to drive. Whether you are self-employed…

Fair Oak Group Acquisition of Drive Personnel Ltd

Fair Oak Group Ltd, a specialist driver recruitment business wholly owned by Chris Bryant and Simon Pritchard, is delighted to announce the 100% acquisition of Drive Personnel Ltd. Drive Personnel have built an enviable reputation across the South Hampshire area based upon quality and compliance for the supply of drivers…

Drive Personnel Makes the Headlines!

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/business/14521316.Chris_takes_the_wheel_at_driver_recruitment_firm/ An expert in transport and logistics recruitment has taken over a Hampshire firm which supplies drivers. Chris Bryant is now at the wheel of Drive Personnel based in Fair Oak. Chris and his business partner Simon Pritchard built another driver recruitment business, Milestone, into an a nationwide operation with…