Issues Transport Managers Face

Qualities of a Successful HGV Driver


If you love the open road and want to be a HGV driver, it’s a rewarding career that plays a vital role in the UK economy.

However, you will need certain qualities if you’re going to be a successful heavy goods vehicle driver. It’s not just about having the right qualification and a licence. You’ll need to be reliable, able to communicate well and work to tight deadlines for a start.

Here, we look at what makes a great driver and the qualities you’ll have to bring to the table. READ MORE

NN1 Personnel is Logistics Temporary Staff Agency of the Year 2019!


We are excited to announce that we’ve been awarded the Logistics Temporary Staff Agency of the Year at the Northamptonshire Logistics Awards 2019.

We’re deeply grateful for this recognition and we want to say a big thank you to our fantastic clients and loyal drivers who have supported us over the years.


HGV Driver Appreciation Month


Celebrating everything they do for us, HGV Driver Appreciation Month is all about raising awareness and shining a light on a vital part of the UK economy. Britain’s army of heavy goods vehicle drivers make a huge contribution to the world we live in and are the unsung heroes of the commercial world.

According to the Road Haulage Association:“89% of all goods transported by land in Great Britain are moved by road and 98% of the food and consumer products are transported by road freight.”


NN1 Personnel in the Northamptonshire Logistic Awards 2019 final


We are very proud and honoured to be finalists of Northamptonshire Logistic Awards 2019.
It’s been 4 years since Logistic forum launched the awards, every year they celebrate the finest businesses and individuals in the local logistics industry.


NN1’s Northampton Transport Conference: Learn, Network, Grow


Northampton Transport Conference is the first of its kind for NN1 Personnel and we are making it special for Transport Operators only.

The NN1 Personnel team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Transport Conference in Northampton on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019.

After our huge success with Drivers Conference earlier this year we decided to go bigger. With the help of Eventrbrite we are organising an event for hauliers to discuss and share thoughts and updates on the transport industry as well as to grow connections, share experience and learn.


NN1’s Top Motivational Business Quotes


Running a business can be a tough job. While you might love what you do, sometimes it all feels a bit too much. Dealing with difficult customers, underperforming employees, administrative issues, unfinished projects can drain even the best business owner, physically and emotionally. It can be hard to stay motivated and focused. That’s why so many of us like motivational quotes.


References: Employer’s quick guide


How much do you know about references?
As an employer, you have most probably been asked many times to provide references for one of your former employees. You might have automatically filled in a form and sent it back, or maybe wrote a quick letter to confirm you employed such and such a person. But do you know where you stand legally when it comes to providing references? How much do you know about conducting or/and obtaining references? READ MORE

NN1 Personnel 4 Years Anniversary in Business!


On 26th January NN1 Personnel will be celebrating its 4th Anniversary. It’s this time of the year when we reflect on another year of business and remind ourselves some of the best memories and achievements. Happy 4th Birthday to us!

First of all, we wouldn’t be celebrating another birthday without our clients and drivers.


Worrying Delay in Completing Driver CPC Training


There are only 9 months to go until the Driver CPC training deadline 9th September 2019, but the latest official government statistics show that there are still many drivers that haven’t signed up for the mandatory training

Why are the statistics so worrying?

After the deadline, the HGV drivers cannot drive professionally until they have completed their training. With the lack of HGV drivers already on the edge, it might become even more serious after the 9th of September. Drivers can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without valid Driver CPC.

DVSA statistics from August 2018 showed that around 75%  of drivers CPC still needed to be complete.


8 Best Gift Ideas For Professional Drivers


What is the first thing that comes to your mind that would make a perfect gift for a professional driver? We thought the perfect gifts for our drivers would be no traffic jams, polite and careful drivers, or no potholes. Unfortunately, that’s something we can only dream of and hope one day this will all come true.

There are however some things that would make great gifts for any driver. Here at NN1 Personnel we made a list of 10 best gift ideas which we think every driver would appreciate. They are practical, useful, helpful, and a few to make them smile and relax as well.  You still have a few days left till Christmas so if you haven’t got your presents sorted out yet, these might inspire you