I've been scouring the internet for the answer and my question is never directly answered, usually there is a bunch of technical jargon. It is not that I am unwilling to learn, because I want to, but I don't want to focus on the wrong subset of radio skills. The only prerequisite I have is distance/range/coverage whichever is the correct terminology.
I want to know which form of radio reliably provides at minimum 10 miles of coverage from base to vehicle and from vehicle to base?
Edits: The terrain is mainly urban though there are tall trees. In fact it's a rural town so the buildings don't get much higher than two stories. The trees are way taller but arent dense. The town is on the water if that also helps!
EDIT: I intend to use this keep in contact with truck drivers to keep in contact with base. I'll be operating in a third world environment so there is increased risk of accident along routes.