The fourth volume in our Field Guide series, The Field Guide to Transport Security is focused on keeping you and your team safe while you're on the road in complex and higher-risk environments.
Driving in developing countries and higher-risk environments poses specific risks to your safety and security. Even relatively routine events like a flat tire can expose you and your team to a host of known and unknown risks. Fortunately, many of the risks inherent with driving in higher-risk environments can be mitigated through effective planning and preparation. At the same time, you’ll need to have comprehensive contingency plans in place for when things go wrong.
This field guide will cover a range of topics relating to vehicle operations, including understanding your operating environment, vehicle selection and preparation, driving, route and convoy planning, security escorts, armoured vehicles, communications, operational security and contingencies.
Reading this field guide won’t make you an expert in vehicle operations. Expertise and judgement take years to develop, and involve a lot of trial and error. This guide will, however, give you the knowledge to make effective decisions and ask the right questions.