This is, as the title suggests, our first Secure Transportation News (STN). The catalyst for creating STN is to share the volume of information ISDA curates, such as industry news and data, with the community. STN will cover all aspects of protective services.
The News items will be separated into the three corners of the Secure Transportation Triangle – The Driver or Driving – the Environment – and Vehicles. This is not a substitute for the EP and Secure Transportation (EPST) Magazine. EPST is a quarterly publication (the next issue due out later this month).
How to Choose a Security-Trained Driver (And Why You Need One)?
Over the many years I’ve been doing this, I’ve been often asked this question. I know many of you and our members have as well.
This article from Security Magazine is 2-years old but many of the points are still valid.
Related: The Science of Security Driving
Overall Vehicle Deaths for 2020 Estimated to be Highest in 13 Years
The job of a Security Driver is to supply safe and secure transportation. We as an industry tend to focus on the secure portion of that comment, but a recent article from the National Safety Council mentions that the preliminary estimated rate of death on the roads last year spiked 24% over the previous 12-month period, despite miles driven dropping 13%.
The increase in the rate of death is the highest estimated year-over-year jump that NSC has calculated since 1924. These numbers are staggering. We suggest all those who supply secure transportation and Security Drivers keep in mind when looking at this data that your principal’s safety is literally in your hands.
Transportation Accidents Most Common Work Fatality
The number one cause of fatalities in the workplace is vehicle accidents. When this 2017 data from Automotive Fleet is coupled with the data mentioned above, it amplifies the importance of a Security Driver.
As a Security Driver or provider of Secure Transportation, your client expects you to stay current and be knowledgeable on the ever-increasing technologies available in executive vehicles. The various levels of Autonomous vehicles and their effect on the driving task are some of those pieces of knowledge you need to have. This C/net video is one of the better explanations of the Levels of Autonomous vehicles. The video does an excellent job of explaining the various levels. Also, consider that when attending a training program, this topic needs to be discussed and experienced.
The Risk Profile and Motivation Behind Fully Armored Vehicles
If part or all of your job description requires buying, driving, or training with armored vehicles, or if you would like to gain knowledge of the armored vehicle industry, I would suggest listening to Fred Burton’s interview with ISDA Member Mark Caldwell. The podcast supplies a great deal of actionable information.
Mitigating Attacks on Houses of Worship
The Internet is full of great free books on various slices of the profession. This 116-page eBook from the Department of Homeland Security (PDF) covers the problems of developing a holistic approach to security, conducting a comprehensive vulnerability assessment, building community readiness and resilience, protecting your facilities, daycare in school safety considerations, and cybersecurity.
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