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These are the results of a 2017 executive vehicle survey sent to Secure Transportation and Protective Services practitioners. A new survey will be available in 2019.Practitioners who participated in the survey represent over 300 Corporations, plus the High Net Worth, and Private Security communities. Their job titles are Director of Security, EP Managers, Security Drivers and EP Specialist. This survey is a reflection of those with a substantial amount of experience in the Protective Services/Secure Transportation Industry. The average years of experience of those that participated in the survey are 15 years.Keep in mind that the survey indicates vehicles that are most commonly used, not necessarily the best vehicles.

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the International Security Driver Association, Inc (ISDA) and their members have created a Protective Services Roadmap to Success (available to members only), and from the Roadmap, ISDA created the Protective Services Roadmap Checklist (available free). Many have been working in the profession for an average of 15 years. The checklist is a reflection of their experiences – the good – the bad and the expensive – with the hope of preventing others from making the same mistakes.

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Vehicle Static Stability Factor


To ensure the safety and security of the principal, security drivers and secure transportation providers should understand that all vehicles have inherent characteristics that decrease the performance of the vehicle, and create a dangerous scenario for the principal. One of those characteristics is the vehicle’s static stability factor (SSF).

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There has been a surge of carjacking throughout the US and in other countries.

In our (ISDA’s) opinion, the number of carjackings may vary from year to year, but it is not a new phenomenon, they have been and always will be a problem. The threat of carjackings is an issue that you may want to bring to the attention of those you protect.

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ethics and secure transportation by Mark Robinson

What constitutes a crime and what rises to the level of a reportable crime? What is observing an action of bad taste and what does it mean to observe an action of malfeasance? If you, as a professional in the executive/corporate protection business can’t tell the difference, it will come back to haunt you someday.

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The Computer Chip in Your Butt

When a vehicle is approaching its limit of adhesion, a driver has two conflicting signals. The first signal is the steering wheel getting light, which means that it requires less effort to increase steering input (turn the steering wheel). The reason for this is that the adhesion the tire makes with the road is getting increasingly smaller – quickly.

The second signal is the vehicle load the driver feels at the back of the seat (their butt), which at the limit of adhesion is high.

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