Unfortunately, the risk of terrorism in the UK is something that we all must live with every day.
As seen in many of the recent terrorist attacks, commercial vehicles are commonly used by terrorists as weapons resulting in many casualties and fatalities.
As security at operating sites increases, as well as changes in security procedures in the hiring of vehicles, the risks to commercial fleet drivers in the potential theft or hijacking of their vehicle for terrorism purposes also increases.
In response to the recent escalation of these VAAW (Vehicle as a Weapon) attacks, Fleet Source has developed a suite of counter-terrorism related products and training to support fleet operators in managing and reducing the risks to the industry.
Fleet Source believes it has a moral obligation to the industry to provide funded driver training to all fleet operators.
“As a company that feels very strongly about the safety of our workforce and the general public, we highly recommend and welcome the concept of TRIP training. Ensuring that our drivers are equipped with what to do in the case of an emergency is absolutely paramount.”
“High level of delivery and assimilation of knowledge which supports this very current and real risk to all road users and pedestrians in built up areas. Strongly recommend.”
"There’s a big education piece to do with the drivers. There’s a massive blind spot in the industry at the moment."
"I think it’s (vehicular terrorism) only just being highlighted now. We need to do something."
"The drivers will probably go home and talk to their partner and kids (about the CPC course), and (it will) kind of hit home when they talk about it."
"They’ll (the drivers) look at the vehicle in a completely different way. It won’t just be a case of keeping the vehicle clean, safe and secure because of us; it would be for themselves and others."
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