In keeping with a tradition of continuous improvement – and first’s among private sector driver training provider’s – that dates back to 1974 and the origins of our predecessor, the Scotti School, VDI has entered Phase I of our Training Fleet Modernization project, which will see us replacing the venerable Crown Vic sedans that are commonplace in the training arena with Dodge Charger police package sedans.
A closer look at an age-old secure transportation/protection route planning function was inspired by United Parcel Service – commonly referred to as UPS.
When VDI coined the phrase, “Behind the Wheel Emergencies” to describe the focus of our training nearly 14 years ago, it was in recognition of the fact that the most common risk the vast majority of Security Drivers face on an everyday basis is a potential crash. Today, with accident related fatalities on the rise, training to the broadest possible spectrum of risks drivers face – from potential accidents to security incidents – is as important as it was more than forty years ago when Tony Scotti first introduced the concept of training to an objective standard and the methodology that made it possible.
Regardless of whether we’re talking about Security Driving specifically, or the protection profession in general, given the hours and demand placed on practitioners fatigued driving – and all of the risks it represents – is a legitimate occupational hazard. According to the National Sleep Foundation, some of the causes of fatigue are things which the […]
As many of our longstanding clients in the corporate, law enforcement and government/military sectors know, Tony Scotti’s Vehicle Dynamics Institute – more commonly known as VDI – is often called upon to test and evaluate the performance of various types of vehicles as well as aftermarket equipment that may impact that performance. Earlier this year VDI was approached by the manufacturer of a run flat device to independently run how well the device would perform in adverse conditions.
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