WITH POSSIBLE CHANGES AFOOT TO THE REGULATION OF THE SELF-ESCORTING INDUSTRY, PAUL ARGENT CAUGHT UP WITH ROB TEAHAN, OWNER OF DEVON-BASED TEAHAN CONVOI SERVICE (TCS), TO SEE WHAT A TYPICAL DAY IS LIKE IN THE LIFE OF A PRIVATE ESCORT PROVIDER.
TCS has been working in the abnormal load escorting business for almost 10 years, initially for Suffolk-based heavy transport specialist HC Wilson. After leaving school, Teahan joined HC Wilson as second man, a role he continued until 2004. “I started my escorting duties as the laws changed in 2004 and worked for HC Wilson until deciding to go my own way,” he explains. Initially working out of the south east, Teahan has since moved his business to the south west and has built up a large and loyal client base all over the UK. After starting out with a single secondhand vehicle, Rob’s fleet has now expanded to four, fully compliant, modern and reliable escort vehicles.