Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

The International Security Driver Association podcast provides you with secure transportation and executive protection news, headlines, trends, and announcements for today's practitioners.

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August 23, 2022 15 min
The Introduction to The Science of a Vehicle Ambush – Vehicle Ambush 101

For nearly half a century, ISDA’s founder, Tony Scotti, has been leading the way in understanding the “how” and “why” of vehicle ambushes. Since the mid-’70s, Tony has been conducting forensic analysis of vehicle attacks and distributing his findings to the Ep and Secure Transportation community.

So, in June of 2020, the Omar Garcia Harfuch (OGH) vehicle ambus...

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A tragic video has been circulating throughout various social media. It took place at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela. The video is from a bodyguard training program. This terrible event brings to light a problem – which is the state of security driver training. 

Read the full show notes from this episode at SecurityDriver.Com

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This episode is a continuation of episode 206, where we continue to look into security driver salaries.

While curating Security Driver job opportunities for our International Security Driver Association members, we data mined the salaries offered on LinkedIn and Employment Websites. Our goal was to get an idea of the Security Driver’s Pay Scale.

One of the issues we had was the definition of a Security Driver. It seems that Secur...

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This Sunday, May 29th, will be the 106th running of the Indy 500. So, we thought we would apply the Science of Driving to the Indy 500 and do a simple analysis of the track and the drivers. Hopefully, it will make watching the race more enjoyable. 

 

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Meta released their 2021 SEC 14A filing recently.

As our research shows, there is year over year increase in secure transportation spending.

Unlike social media posts and comments, there are businesses willing and able to hire those who meet the required ESK - Experience, Skills, and Knowledge.

Full show notes are available at SecurityDriver.Com.

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This episode will cover Executive Vehicle Specifications, including H-Point, Vision Line Height, Cargo Room, and how these measurements affect the safety and security of the vehicle occupants. We’ll also touch on another safety topic, advanced driver assistance systems.

As we have said many times, the executive vehicle is the instrument used by the Security Driving and Secure Transportation profession to earn a living. Many of our ...

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When news about tires and how they affect the Security Driver and the Secure Transportation function comes into the Association’s network, our members and we feel that we need to make the community aware of this important news. So here are a few news items that have come out lately that we hope can assist you.

The first news item that got our attention and was the catalyst for the episode. An article from Automotive Fleet shared a ...

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The question that many Security Drivers and Secure Transportation providers have heard – “Why do I need a Security Driver – Why can’t we use a chauffeur service?” Or – why can’t we use an Uber or Lyft car?

A few years ago there was an article that appeared in Security Magazine, titled “What to Look for in Travel Security and Executive Protection Services.”  While the article may be old the content is still valid. The author conclud...

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In today’s episode, we have three news stories to share – the driver of a Tesla charged with vehicular manslaughter, we’ll take a look at a few executive vehicle’s impressive skidpad tests and what that means for the security driver, and a new tech venture with Ford and ADT to combat thieves. 

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January 14, 2022 11 min

With all the inherent risks security drivers secure transportation service providers face on the road, there is probably none more so than road rage or aggressive driving. So, today we are talking all about road rage – what it is, how to avoid it, and some interesting statistics that show the impact of road rage.

 

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Hello, and welcome to our 200th episode of the EPST podcast. There are two topics for discussion in today’s episode, they are the future of secure transportation, and marketing the service of secure transportation, and determining your value.

 

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The number of carjacking incidents reported by the Department of Justice is about 49,000 per year.  In some locations in the U.S., the number of Carjackings is becoming an epidemic – it can happen to anyone anywhere and anytime. 

In 2020, Chicago carjackings were up a staggering 134%, with 1,416 people being forcibly removed from their vehicles. This trend has continued in 2021, with Minneapolis seeing a 38% increase, Chicago up 44...

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For this week’s episode we are revisiting a previous topic, tires and tire pressures, to answer a question we received, and we’ll introduce a new paradigm – the Dynamic Driving and the Human Driving Tasks.  Tires and Tire Pressures

The reason we spend a lot of time talking about these subjects can be found in a comment made by a Bridgestone engineer – “Tire pressure affects every aspect of the tire, including the load-carrying capa...

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We have two topics to discuss in this episode - how the infrastructure bill will impact secure transportation. Also, we’ll share information on a somewhat related topic - the Lucid Air Electric Vehicle.  

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Welcome to episode 196 of the Executive Protection and Secure Transportation podcast.  I’m your host Larry Snow. The podcast is provided by the International Security Driver Association. Every week we share secure transportation and executive protection headlines, news, trends, and educational content for today’s practitioners.

For this week's episode, we reach into the archives with the topic of the science of winter driving.

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November 10, 2021 11 min

In today’s episode, we continue with the second installment of our Best Practices for Protective Driver Training Series. The topic for part two is benchmarking driving skills. 

You can find part one here.

 

as serious practitioners have known for decades, statistics have indicated that the overwhelming majority of security incidents involving corporate executives – and high-profile individuals, including government and military, h...

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In this week's episode, we share information on a recent IIHS crash test, other OEM armored vehicles besides the Mercedes Guard Car, and the use of telematics devices for monitoring by insurance companies.

 

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In this week’s episode, the topic is An Answer to Question - Why do I need secure transportation? – A Marketing Tool from the IRS.

On-Page 136 of Joe Autera’s book “The Professional Guide to Planning, Managing, and Providing Secure Transportation is written as one of the better answers to the question - Why do I need secure transportation?

A quote from the book

“It has been said, time and time again, that there are only two thin...

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In this week’s episode, the topic is Best Practices for Protective Driver Training. 

This is the first in a series of podcasts that will cover Best Practices for Protective Driver Training.

We have close to 50 years of experience conducting various driver training programs and services that had to withstand the scrutiny of a Corporate Security community, Corporate Legal, Human Resources, and Compliance departments. Along with Gover...

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In this week’s episode of the EPST podcast, we discuss certification in Executive Protection.

The podcast is provided by the International Security Driver Association. Every week we share secure transportation and executive protection headlines, news, trends, and educational content for today’s practitioners. 

Two topics of discussion that can dominate social media are certification and the state of training in the executive protec...

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