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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

Three Ways for Your Fleet to Save Fuel

With gas prices reaching record highs, all drivers are looking for ways to save fuel. Fuel economy is all about getting more miles out of a gallon of gas. For fleets, using less fuel on a daily basis has a number of big benefits. It’s better for the environment — less gas means fewer harmful emissions — and it can save you a lot of money.

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What Happens if You Have a Car Crash in a Company Vehicle?

Not all car crashes are created equal. They can cause varying amounts of damage, to both property and people, and they happen for several reasons — from human error to mechanical failure to weather-related factors. But what happens if you get in a car accident in a company car?  While most of us know the necessary procedures to follow when we’re in a car crash, what happens after the crash can be somewhat different when that crash involves a company vehicle.

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Road Safety Progress in Emerging Markets – Pakistan With Dr. Muhammad Navid Tahir

In the latest episode of the Global Road Safety podcast, Tony Douglas and Nate Hanson speak with Dr. Muhammad Navid Tahir who is currently the assistant professor of Public Health at the University of Punjab. He was part of the team that recently drafted national road safety policy guidelines, and is committed to improving road safety in Pakistan.

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Five Things Every New Fleet Safety Manager Needs to Know

Safety is a fleet manager’s most important responsibility. It starts with screening and hiring the right drivers and providing them with advanced training and extends to the ongoing monitoring of driver performance through fleet metrics.

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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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