The Easy Way To Hire Temp HGV / Lorry (Class 1) Drivers

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Work seamlessly with multiple local recruitment agencies to hire temp HGV / lorry (class 1) drivers fast

Do you want to hire temps without having to call around lots of temp recruitment agencies?

TempaGoGo allows you to find and work online with multiple agencies on each job. You increase your chances of hiring the best candidates, at the lowest price, with the least hassle.

TempaGoGo helps you save time by allowing you to work with multiple recruitment agencies seamlessly through its online platform. Connect with multiple agencies in just a few clicks

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Compare rates across agencies to ensure you get the best price and candidates.

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Choose how you want agencies to contact you: through the platform, via email or by phone.

Connect instantly with matched agencies and receive candidates
within 5 minutes.

Compare rates across agencies to ensure you get the best price and candidates.

Choose how you want agencies to contact you: through the platform, via email or by phone.

What to look for when recruiting a temp HGV / lorry (class 1) driver

HGV lorry drivers are heavily in demand. When looking to hire someone you’ll need to ensure they have the correct qualifications and strong experience. You may need to engage multiple agencies to be able to find a good driver.

At a minimum the driver must be over 18 years old and hold a category B license, but more likely they will have gained a category C+E provision to be able to take on the majority of jobs. There is no difference between the terms HGV and LGV, and the terms Class 1 and Class 2 licences have been superseded with C+E and C provisions respectively due to European harmonisation. It can be quite confusing what you need!

However, if you explain clearly what you need in terms of lorry weight / size to reputable recruitment agencies they will be able to provide drivers with the right qualifications. You will also want to ensure that they have checked the drivers don’t have a criminal record and have the right the work in the UK. Contract drivers will also have a number of years of experience also.

Typically agencies will not supply vehicles themselves with the driver, but some may be able to provide a complete end-to-end service if that’s what is required.

You must also need to let the agency if you may require the driver to carry out any additional duties, such as loading / unloading or dealing with any paperwork required as they collect or drop-off loads, or be qualified to deal with any particular hazardous loads.

It goes without saying that you will be responsible for the vehicle supplied - which must be in working order and safe to drive.

You probably have a good idea of what you need a HGV / lorry (class 1) driver to do for you. But to make things easy, we give you a job description to start from and a suggested budget. Typically HGV / lorry (class 1) drivers will perform the following duties:

  • General haulage
  • Trunking
  • Deliveries to and from National and Regional Distribution Centres
  • Palletised deliveries

Typically, recruitment agencies will charge between £22.69 and £27.82 per hour for HGV / lorry (class 1) drivers. This includes what the candidate is paid, their National Insurance and holiday payments, as well as the agency margin. Your budget should take into account the experience of the secretary and their working location. For example, expect to pay more in London, where the Living Wage is £10.55 per hour.

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We cover the whole of the UK

TempaGoGo works with temp recruitment agencies across the whole of the UK.

We are increasing their number every month, to give you more choice and a better chance of hiring the best temps. Drop us a line if you know of an agency that you would like us to invite to the platform.

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