The Executive Vehicle & Secure Transportation Survey

Preliminary Numbers

A little background if you are not familiar with the survey. The Survey has been conducted every two years since 2013. Over the last eight years, the survey has covered various aspects of secure transportation. The goal of the survey is to examine trends and collect data to develop a broader perspective on the secure transportation profession. The 2021 survey is unique because it covers the span of time that the industry was dealing with the Pandemic. The final report will examine the differences in the metrics covering the eight-year time span, emphasizing the change from 2019 to 2021. The following are some preliminary numbers.

Use of Armored Vehicles

Seventy-Four percent of those who took part in the survey do not use an armored vehicle.

Note – The use of armored vehicles has fluctuated from 15.5% in 2013 to 22.9% in 2015 and 14.1% in 2017. In 2019 the number of participants using armored vehicles jumped to thirty-six percent, and in 2021 that number fell to 26%.

Use of Rental Cars

Do you use rental vehicles while supplying protective or secure transportation services? Fifty-eight percent of the survey participants use rental vehicles, and the most often rented vehicle was an SUV. This reinforces the need to have a driver who understands the differences between the driving characteristics of sedans and SUVs.

When Traveling, Do You Hire Drivers?

Thirty-Nine percent of participants employ security drivers when traveling— a figure much lower than 2019.

The question that should be of interest to all Security Drivers and those who provide Secure Transportation is that 61% will require drivers to show proof of vaccinations and that the vehicles have been sanitized.

The final report will offer suggestions and educational material.


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