πŸ‘‰ Here's your May issue of The Extra Mile πŸ‘ˆ
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May is normally a business-as-usual month, sandwiched between two Bank Holidays. This year we have a bonus and it will be slightly different with our end-of-May Bank Holiday being slightly delayed. Instead, we’ll have an extra Bank Holiday, giving some of us 2 days off on 2nd and 3rd June, to mark and celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Can anyone imagine being in the same job for 70 years?! 😲

I remember celebrating the Queen’s Silver Jubilee (yep, I am that old!) with a street party and all the celebrations for her Golden Jubilee being extraordinary, I can only imagine it will be as special for this year’s celebration. Are you celebrating? We would love to see your celebrations – please send any pictures by email to

This month we donated Β£1200 to the Ukraine crisis through The British Red Cross – Driver Require very kindly provide all branch and Head Office employees a charitable donation each year to use and some of us chose to donate ours to the crisis so that families in need will be supported. This is the link if you wish to get personally involved
📣Β  Another month and another issue of The Extra Mile. Each month we hope you enjoy your read. We like to bring you articles that interest you and maybe start conversations. If you have any ideas or requests for articles please email with the subject line Extra Mile.

Karlis is a HGV2 driver, working for Booker in Erith but helps out other clients when required. His longevity and also his willingness to always go the extra mile to help is admirable. Karlis will support with work at short notice and has covered weekend shifts previously.

"Karlis does around 8-10 drops per day to shops. It’s kerbside deliveries with cadges and is very physical, yet he goes in daily, with varying shift start times and never complains. He simply gets on with the job, the reports we get back from Booker are very positive and they love his attitude and flexibility." Stuart Moss, Branch Manager, Dartford

As a big "THANK YOU" for being a Driver Require Superhero and going Beyond the Extra Mile, we will be sending Karlis a Β£25 Amazon gift card.

Thank you Karlis, for all of your hard work and Going the Extra Mile to get the job done, from all of the team at Driver Require.
As summer fast approaches, so does The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. To mark the occasion there will be a 4-day Bank Holiday weekend.

The May Bank Holiday Weekend has been moved to Thursday 2nd June and an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3rd June will see a four-day weekend to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

This will be the first time any British monarch has reached the historic milestone. 🎉

Mental Health Awareness Week is a annual event recognised across the UK which focuses on working on ways to achieve good mental health. This year's theme is loneliness, this is affecting more and more people, even more so since the pandemic. It is so important to raise awareness about the impact of loneliness on our mental wellbeing and exploring ways we can all work towards bettering our mental wellbeing.

Below are 20 things that we can all do and implement in our daily lives to help our own mental wellbeing. ⬇️
1. Learn new skills - taking up a new hobby can be fun and exciting

2. Be physically active - attending the gym, going for a walk or finding a new sporting hobby

3. Get out into nature 🌳

4. Practise mindfulness (being present in the moment)Β Β 

5. Prioritise sleep 💤

6. Eating a balanced diet to support your body

7. Set yourself goals

8. Connect with others, face-to-face or virtually

9. Make time for yourself - do things you enjoy

10. Reach out when you are lonely 📱
11. Challenge negative thoughts

12. Meditate - it is great for your mind

13. Read a new book or revisit an old favourite 📖

14. Learn new breathing techniques

15. Do a digital detox - go screen free for the evening or even a few hoursΒ Β 

16. Listen to your favourite music 🎧

17. Stay hydrated, drink enough water 💦

18. Take a break - listen to your body

19. Talk about your feelings - a problem shared is a problem halved

20. Lastly, but most importantly - be kind to yourself!
Resources for support:

Headspace - An app for mindfulness, meditation and sleep

Ways to look after your mental wellbeing

Truck & Driver - 'Why is it good to talk about mental health'

Mind - How to seek help regarding mental health problems, Mind has lots of resources and support options
How long have you been with Driver Require? 7 months

Have you always been in recruitment? If not, what did you do before? No, before joining Driver Require I worked for the Local Government.

Now for some of your favourites…

Favourite band/singer? Kaytranada or Disclosure!

Favourite β€˜binge watch’ series on TV/Netflix/Amazon etc? Gogglebox or The Office US are my go-to shows.

Favourite quote from a film? "An idea is like a virus. Resilient. Highly contagious. And even the smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you." - Inception

And last but not least…

What three words best describe you? Reliable, optimistic and energetic

Proudest moment of your life to date? Producing content for well-known brands within the beauty industry!
New decals in our Stevenage & Northampton branches
We recently had new window graphics installed in both our Stevenage & Northampton branches ⬇️

Next time you're popping in to see us, check them out for yourself!
Earn Β£200 each time you refer your HGV driver friends to us - it's simple!
Do you have any HGV driver friends looking for a new job? We have some of the best work and rates around, for some great UK brands.

We'll give you an easy Β£200 EACH TIME you refer a friend to us to say thank you, so give us a call today and we'll give you a bonus in your pay once they've completed 12 shifts for us.
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The RHA is calling on hauliers to be aware of the need for every driver to have 28 days of comprehensive records to avoid Β£300 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN). Read more...

The government is offering free HGV training via its Skills Bootcamp in a bid to tackle the HGV driver crisis. With an estimated shortage of around 90,000 HGV drivers in the UK - the skills needs to keep road freight moving are in huge demand. Read more...

Danielle Eastham, a lorry driver at the Glasgow-based firm’s transport department, revealed she is β€œloving life” after jumping at the chance to move into the role. Read more...

The RHA was out in force at Truckfest Peterborough which saw thousands enjoy the sunny bank holiday bonanza. It was the 40th anniversary of the show and thousands of operators, drivers, members, retired members, business partners, friends, families and truck spotters. Read more...
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