Secure Transportation News

About STN

The catalyst for creating the Secure Transportation News (STN) is to share the volume of information ISDA curates, such as industry news and data, with the Executive Protection and Secure Transportation community. Issue 3 has an article on driving in extreme heat, a collection of articles on the Science of Security DrivingTM, the ISDA Roadmap To Success, and a call for EP and Secure Transportation Products.


Environment

A Caution Concerning Tires and Extreme Heat
We have discussed the effects of cold weather on tires many times, but with the record-breaking heat across the US, we thought it would be a good idea to repost this article.
A Caution Concerning Tires and Extreme Heat
We have discussed the effects of cold weather on tires many times, but with the record-breaking heat across the US, we thought it would be a good idea to repost this article.

Wheel Lugs

Those who will be conducting driver training in this extreme heat be cautious of over-tightening the wheels lug nuts. The combination of heavy loads on the front tires – over-tightening wheel lugs – and extreme heat can be problematic. In this type of heat, there have been cases of front-wheel lugs shearing off. We suggest using a torque wrench – you can find the torque setting in the owner’s manual. Some articles:

Lug nuts: how tight is right?
Q: I had a flat tire fixed, and my neighbor said I should have the wheel nuts “torqued” by someone, as the young man at the gas station…
Lug nuts: how tight is right?
Q: I had a flat tire fixed, and my neighbor said I should have the wheel nuts “torqued” by someone, as the young man at the gas station…
The danger of too much, too little torque
When tires are rotated or when new tires and/or wheels are mounted on a vehicle, tightening the hardware to the right torque is critical. As the hardware seats naturally, those…
The danger of too much, too little torque
When tires are rotated or when new tires and/or wheels are mounted on a vehicle, tightening the hardware to the right torque is critical. As the hardware seats naturally, those…

Driver

The Science of Security Driving
Having been at this for nearly five decades, it has become apparent that most people shy away from using science and the laws of physics as an educational and training tool because of the math it requires.
The Science of Security Driving
Having been at this for nearly five decades, it has become apparent that most people shy away from using science and the laws of physics as an educational and training tool because of the math it requires.

Vehicle

International Ballistic Standards App
For those practitioners involved in Secure Transportation and who have a need or may need armored vehicles, I would suggest downloading the Ballistic Standards App and poster from Teijin. The app makes it easier to find the specific data you require relating to international ballistic standards. The app provides you with up-to-date figures of major international standards for different ballistic protection applications – including soft- and hard ballistic protection. The app is available for free on Android and iOS platforms. Download the app or the poster via the link below.
https://www.teijinaramid.com/en/ballistic-standards-app/


Business

ICYMI – Roadmap Checklist – Free Download
ISDA understands that for many practitioners, finding a career path or advancing their career is the most challenging task they face. Many have the desire and passion for succeeding in the profession, but to have a successful career requires a plan, a roadmap. A roadmap describes a destination or one’s goals. It shows the practical steps necessary to get to the desired destination.
ICYMI – Roadmap Checklist – Free Download
ISDA understands that for many practitioners, finding a career path or advancing their career is the most challenging task they face. Many have the desire and passion for succeeding in the profession, but to have a successful career requires a plan, a roadmap. A roadmap describes a destination or one’s goals. It shows the practical steps necessary to get to the desired destination.
Product Promotion Opportunity
We are developing a directory of companies who supply Executive and Security Vehicle Products. In addition, the International Security Driver Association (ISDA) is looking for companies with technology or products that will assist the ISDA membership and the Executive Protection and Secure Transportation community to supply safe and secure transportation.
Product Promotion Opportunity
We are developing a directory of companies who supply Executive and Security Vehicle Products. In addition, the International Security Driver Association (ISDA) is looking for companies with technology or products that will assist the ISDA membership and the Executive Protection and Secure Transportation community to supply safe and secure transportation.

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About the ISDA

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