Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc. - Drive Different. Save Lives

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WHY SMITH SYSTEM?

Clients choose Smith System because we teach drivers to drive differently. We give fleet drivers of all types the knowledge and tools to make better decisions behind the wheel. This leads to a significant return on investment in terms of crash reduction, injury reduction, maintenance savings, fuel savings, higher employee satisfaction and, most importantly, saved lives.

Another reason clients choose Smith System? Our reputation. Founded in 1952, Smith System is the nation’s first fleet driver safety training organization. We deliver behind-the-wheel instruction to more than 250,000 drivers annually and serve customers on every continent. More than half of Fortune 500 fleets use Smith System for driver safety training.

What Training Is Right for Me?

SERVICES

As the world’s leading crash-avoidance training company, Smith System offers instruction in more than 22 languages and 100 countries around the world. All of our courses are based on The Smith5Keys®. In addition to behind-the-wheel driver instruction and classroom training, Smith System also offers e-learning, safety and compliance consulting, and powerful, leading-edge technology to help you manage your fleet and drivers.

Smith System has also been integrating driver training with telematics, driver scoring metrics and predictive risk analysis since 2012. Smith360® certified ELDs offer advanced GPS location and telematics to track your fleet while also monitoring driver behavior. Plus, ours is the only telematics program tied directly to driver safety training.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Our clients refer to Smith System as “nothing short of a miracle” and “the best form of driver training.”

But more importantly, they note the significant financial savings and safety improvements they have enjoyed after working with us. Our testimonials describe real-world results:

  • “Reduced preventable accident rates by over 60%.”
  • “An improvement of over 450%.”
  • “Our backing accidents have decreased from 43% to a little more than 2%.”
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Latest Blog Posts

The Complete DOT Audit Checklist

The Department of Transportation regularly conducts audits to make sure companies are in compliance with all regulations. Since 2010, the number of DOT audits has increased, due in part to its implementation of the Safety Measurement System, which compiles data from all roadside inspections and weigh stations. The system then assigns a score to each carrier, and companies that have a high number of violations are most at risk for being audited. Since DOT audits take place with little to no advance notice, it’s important for every carrier to make sure they’re always prepared. Keeping good records all year long that have plenty of attention to detail can help make the audit go more smoothly and will help ensure your business passes the audit.

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QUALITIES TO LOOK FOR IN SELECTING A DRIVER TRAINER

  The quality and success of your driver safety training program significantly depends on the knowledge and delivery technique of your driving trainers. Selecting the right driver trainer candidates is critically important.

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Top 5 Benefits of Advanced Driver Training

For today’s fleet managers, safety is a top priority. Nothing is as important as the safety of your drivers and your fleet. That's why it is essential to understand the benefits of advanced driver training and to ensure that drivers have the training they need. Advanced driver training helps drivers understand the rules of the road and make better driving decisions. Safe driving habits are as essential to a company’s success as customer service and the maintenance of company vehicles. Behind-the-wheel driver training, combined with classroom and follow-up instruction, is proven to be the most effective way to improve driver behavior and establish safer driving habits.

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The Most Common Mistakes Drivers Make in Winter

Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is something that’s never to be taken lightly, but that’s especially true during the winter months. When winter weather goes south, drivers have several factors to deal with in addition to the common safety threats already facing them every day.

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ABOUT US

In 1952, Harold Smith established Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, the nation’s first professional driver training company. He understood that most crashes are preventable if the right driving habits are learned, practiced and applied consistently. Since then, millions of drivers throughout the world have benefited from the program he developed.

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