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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

How to Prevent Rollover Incidents While Driving

If you’ve ever been in a rollover incident, you know how dangerous it can be. When a vehicle flips onto its side, roof, or end over end, it can cause serious injury to everyone involved. Occupants may even be ejected from the vehicle.

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Safer Parking: What You Probably Didn't Know

It’s something we do every time we drive; often, we’ll do it a few times a day and never give it a second thought. And while it’s usually not considered to be dangerous, parking your car can be riskier than you think.

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Is Drowsy Driving Deadlier Than Drunk Driving?

When it comes to sleep in America, we’re just not getting it. And that’s causing some major problems on the road.

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Emotions and Driving: Signs To Look Out For Before You Get Behind The Wheel

We know the dangers of driving drowsy, intoxicated or distracted by technology. But it's harder to recognize how our emotional state impacts our driving.

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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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