Friday, March 06, 2015

How Armored Trucks Work

When thinking about an armored truck probably one of those army drab green or sand color trucks will come to mind. These armored trucks protect men and women in the service of their country all over the world. Makes a person wonder about if other people and other occupations have armored trucks. We also know about the Cash in Transit armored trucks for Brinks, Loomis, and Wells Fargo companies. We know that law enforcement with their special agencies often use armored trucks. As it turns out there are many types of armored trucks. These armored trucks can be made to be used as tactical vehicles, special purpose vehicles, and civilian vehicles.

Armored trucks can and will be designed by the customers’ exact specifications, and designs are only given after personal discussion with potential customers to evaluate the particular needs. Customers’ operational procedures are closely studied and reviewed so that the truck yields maximum safety for both crew and cargo. Different cargos face different threats, and therefore armored trucks require different protection.

The Multiple Features on Bullet Proof Vehicles

As VIPs and wealthy billionaires ride around in their bulletproof vehicles, they see the world through tinted windows. That tinting represents but one of the multiple features on each bulletproof motored vehicle.

From the outside, motorists and pedestrians cannot detect the ability of a car to resist the impact of a speeding projectile. Transformation of a conventional car into an “attack ready” machine calls for replacement of the materials inside of the car’s side panels and doors. From the outside, that transformed vehicle has an unchanged appearance.

The bullet-stopping materials that get squeezed into the available space in the car’s side panels and doors are far heavier than what was originally used to fill that same space. That fact explains the need for another important feature, one found in every “attack-ready” set of wheels. That additional feature gets hidden under the hood. It is the vehicle’s extra powerful engine.