We provide a range of driver training options to suit all environments including high range, low range, defensive and protective driving packages.

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Driver Training

GroundTruth offers a range of driver training packages tailored to relevant operating environments and designed to develop the skills, techniques and strategies required for safe and efficient driving.

We operate a mixed fleet of soft skin and armoured vehicles, including left & right hand drive, as well as manual and automatic models.

  • Tier 1 – Driver Awareness Training (DAT) is a one day course that covers the fundamentals of low range, high range and self-recovery techniques.
  • Tier 2 – Hostile Environment Driver Training (HEDT) is a two day course that is designed to provide participants with exposure to a wide range of vehicle types and configurations and experience of both protective and defensive driving techniques.
  • Tier 3 – Specialist Driver Training Courses provide a range of progressive skills on recognising and responding to hazards and threats; as well as mitigating actions and skills to respond to attack, ambush and hijack.

In addition to the bespoke courses for drivers in high risk environments and we also provide trainers for a range of hostile environment driver training programmes across the globe – our clients have included international organisations, NGOs, and Commercial organisations in Kyrgyzstan, Uganda, Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Burkina Faso.

Course Content Tier 1 DAT Tier 2 HEDT Tier 3 Specialist
Principles of 4wd driving x x x
Low Range Driving x x x
High Range Driving x x x
Route Planning x x
Threats and risks x
Hazards and observations x x x
Understanding the system of vehicle control and the collision prevention formula x x x
Managing low traction surfaces x x x
Vehicle security and search x x
Anti-Ambush/Hijack drills x x
Surveillance detection and pre-incident indicators x x
Convoy Drills x x
Vehicle Maintenance x
Driver Familiarisation (Left and Right hand vehicle) x x
Dealing with road blocks /check points x x
Armoured Vehicle on and off road x x
Dead man take overs x
Self-Recovery x x
Defensive Driving x x
Protected Driving x