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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.

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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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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

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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The Complete DOT Audit Checklist

The Department of Transportation (DOT) regularly conducts audits to make sure companies are in compliance with all regulations. Since 2010, the number of DOT audits has increased. This increase is due, in part, to the DOT’s implementation of the Safety Measurement System, which compiles data from all roadside inspections and weigh stations.

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Summer Driving Safety in the Age of COVID-19

Summertime driving safety has always been an important topic, but it takes on a new meaning in the age of COVID-19. As the country reopens and businesses strive to return to normal, professional drivers face new regulations and guidelines. In addition to new business policies, there are also daily safety precautions that drivers should follow when behind the wheel.

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Drivers Alert Acquisition Announcement

Smith System Expands Online Driver Education with 175 New Driving Courses Since 1952, Smith System® has worked to create a safer world by providing the most effective and trusted crash-avoidance driver training available. Over time, as driver habits and safety threats have changed, we have adapted and expanded our training to help drivers overcome those challenges. Built around The Smith5Keys®, and more relevant than ever in 2020, our training serves customers in over 100 countries, reaching more than 250,000 drivers annually. 

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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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