With demand in the temporary driver recruitment market now starting to build, and begin to make its inevitable seasonal climb towards the year-end highs, it becomes increasingly more and more important to understand what sets a temporary driver recruitment agency like Silver Arrow apart from its competitors.
So, What’s So Special About Silver Arrow?
As a specialist recruitment agency focussed on the logistics and transport sectors, we need to look at that question from two separate angles;
- What our drivers need and;
- What our clients require
In a market that is reportedly short of anything up to 30,000 HGV drivers in the UK at present (based on recent REC estimates), let’s start with what is undoubtedly the most precious resource in our business, the Silver Arrow driving team.
Our Silver Arrow Drivers
First and foremost, we are born out of road transportation. As part of the 93-year-old Brit European Group, an award winning specialist logistics and road transport business, we already live and breathe road transport. We have been delivering a wide range of goods and services for almost 100 years – including cars, vans, trucks, excavator, fuel, oils, carpets, glass, machine parts and much much more. You could say therefore that we understand HGV driving! For our drivers, this means a unique understanding of the role they are doing for us, each and every day.
As part of the 93-year-old Brit European Group, an award winning specialist logistics and road transport business, we already live and breathe road transport. We have been delivering a wide range of goods and services for almost 100 years – including cars, vans, trucks, excavator, fuel, oils, carpets, glass, machine parts and much much more. You could say therefore that we understand HGV driving!
For our drivers, this means a unique understanding of the role they are doing for us, each and every day.
It also gives us access to specialist knowledge and resources in regard to compliance, training, and driving and driver hours legislation.
Furthermore, it allows us to utilise our specialist in-house training facilities to offer our drivers the ability to up-skill via our training department, something no other agency in the UK can offer.
We are also all about making it as easy as possible for our drivers, and so we have implemented a simple streamlined electronic administration and timesheet approval process. This means that for most of our drivers, they simply use their smartphones to submit their weekly timesheets, no need for unnecessary administration.
Our drivers will also all have a dedicated local consultant to work closely with them understanding their needs and giving them;
- The type of work that they want
- For the number of hours that they want to work each week
- At hourly rates that are attractive to them
- With companies that they want to work for
Finally, and probably most importantly – we look to build long-term relationships based on an honest and professional approach – so all of our drivers get paid each week, every week – without fail.
So the question must surely be – why wouldn’t you want to be part of the Silver Arrow team!
Our Silver Arrow Clients
With over 93 years group experience in logistics and transport, we recognise how important it is for you to have compliant, high quality and reliable driver resources.
Using the generations of knowledge that we have of the transport industry, we ensure that we can deliver a professional, compliant, high quality and cost-effective service to our clients. Our local branch will provide you with a focused and friendly service and the Silver Arrow National Support Centre also provides you with backup at all times for any bespoke or urgent requirements, giving a truly 24 x 7 service, including bank holidays.
We also understand that our drivers are often the face of your business, so we ensure that our drivers will be polite and professional, be at the right place at the right time and be fully screened and risk assessed thus avoiding any disruption to your operations.
We do this by providing a unique 7 stage recruitment and screening process for all drivers (including an insurance underwriter approved risk assessment) and continuous driver development training and assessment utilising our group training facilities.
We also know the burden of administration is a friend to no business, so we have implemented simple streamlined electronic administration and timesheet approval process, saving you time and money, and allowing you to focus on your core business.
So the question must surely be – why wouldn’t you want to be a Silver Arrow client!
About Silver Arrow
Silver Arrow are a specialist recruitment agency focusing on the recruitment and placement of temporary and permanent drivers of all classes. We offer temporary, temporary to permanent or permanent assignments, with a focus on compliance and quality, 24/7 customer service, and a simple streamlined administration and timesheet approval process for our customers.
We specialize in placing our drivers into a range of sectors including general haulage – articulated (LGV CE) and rigid (LGV C) transport, fuel and chemical distribution (Pet. Reg. and ADR), automotive distribution (car and low loader), self-unload (HIAB and truck mounted forklift), and IPAF.
If you are interested in becoming a Silver Arrow HGV driver, you can register your interest here.
If you are interested in becoming a Silver Arrow client, you can register your interest here.
As a group, we are proud to be ISO 9001 accredited and recent winners of the Motor Transport and the Automotive Supply Chain Global awards. By being built on a strong foundation we are able to deliver a professional, compliant, and cost-effective service to our clients.