The Field Guide to Transport Security

The Field Guide to Transport Security

This field guide is focused on keeping you and your team safe while you're on the road in complex and higher-risk environments.

By Grant Rayner

US $14.99

First published 30 October 2020

Updated to Version 3 on 28 November 2022

ISBN: 978-981-14-8589-3

177 pages

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"Grant's Field Guides are essential for all travelers to higher-risk environments, regardless of experience. These guides equip you to handle the uncertainties that arise during travel, and I have personally integrated many of Grant's suggestions into my own approach for safer and more informed travel. Living in the US, I have - on more than one occasion - found many of the Field Guide suggestions helpful when traveling domestically."


Discover the ultimate guide to transport security with ‘The Field Guide to Transport Security’. This comprehensive resource empowers you with essential knowledge and practical strategies for staying safe while navigating various modes of transportation during your travels. Whether you’re an experienced traveler or venturing into unfamiliar territory, this guide is an invaluable tool to enhance your safety on the road.

The guide begins with an introduction to the factors affecting transport security and the importance of understanding and mitigating risks in dynamic environments. Delve into the operating environment, area familiarisation, and useful applications to gain a solid foundation for safe travel.

Learn about the intricacies of vehicle procurement, selection, and preparation, including daily safety inspections, minor modifications, and emergency equipment. Explore the pros and cons of self-driving versus hiring local drivers, and acquire an understanding of different scenarios, such as military convoys and potential insider threats.

Master the art of route and convoy planning, and understand when to consider travelling by air. Recognise when security escorts are necessary, and familiarise yourself with options, as well as the different configurations and associated management aspects for using such services.

Armoured vehicles are covered extensively, including their appropriate use, applicable standards, selection, specific features, and limitations. Understand the roles of drivers and providers, and learn how to select the right protection level based on the threat landscape.

Effective communication is crucial for transport security. The guide discusses key principles and various devices, such as mobile phones, radios, and satellite phones, to ensure smooth and secure communication during your journey.

Lastly, develop a robust operational security strategy and prepare for potential contingencies such as breakdowns, accidents, and various security threats like improvised explosive devices and sniper fire.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills found in ‘The Field Guide to Transport Security’ to navigate the world confidently and safely, no matter where your journey takes you.


Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Operating environment
  3. Vehicles
  4. Vehicle preparation
  5. Drivers and driving
  6. Route planning
  7. Convoy planning
  8. Security escorts
  9. Armoured vehicles
  10. Communications
  11. Operational security
  12. Contingencies

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The Field Guide Series Bundle

The Field Guide Series Bundle

$39.99 (total if sold separately $46.96)

This bundle includes all four volumes of the Field Guide series, including The Field Guide to Deployment Planning, The Field Guide to Personal Security, The Field Guide to Accommodation Security, and The Field Guide to Transport Security.

All Field Guides in this bundle are in PDF format.

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