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Jump in online sales boosts temporary driver demand

Demand for temporary drivers over the festive period saw recruitment firm Driver Hire report record-breaking figures.

Temporary drivers over the festive period were in high demand, according to driver hire
Temporary drivers over the festive period were in high demand, according to driver hire

The firm, which offers temporary and permanent driving jobs, said it saw big demand for its service in the run-up to Christmas, with the increasing percentage of online retail sales playing a significant role, as in previous years.

The rise in demand over Christmas saw Driver Hire’s December turnover rise to £13.1m, 14% up on the equivalent period in 2016.

Chief executive Chris Chidley said: “Our ability to deliver the right people to meet the demands of our customers, along with a highly compliant 24/7, 365 days a year service continues to set us in good stead. That is being reflected with strong trading, right across our network.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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