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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

Delivery Truck Driver Safety Tips

Today’s world depends on delivery truck drivers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 1.5 million drivers are hitting the road daily to make deliveries. For driver safety managers and professionals, making sure that these deliveries are made without incident is always top of mind, but delivery drivers face various challenges. In fact, the BLS reported that delivery workers and truck drivers experienced the highest number of fatal on-the-job accidents in 2016, with nearly 1,000 drivers losing their lives. The cause of the fatalities was “transportation incidents,” or crashes with other vehicles, objects, or pedestrians.

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How to Manage Driver Safety Training During the Holiday Season

Winter brings several different challenges for drivers, from fewer hours of daylight to unpredictable weather patterns. That makes it a great time to instill drivers with safety tips and refresher driver training programs.

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7 Tips For Overcoming Driving Anxiety After A Crash

If you are in a crash, it’s normal to experience anxiety about driving again. For people who experience driving anxiety, sitting in the driver’s seat can cause several unpleasant symptoms, such as an elevated heartbeat, sweating, or even a full-blown panic attack. These symptoms can be highly disruptive, especially if driving is part of everyday life, for example, commuting to work and family needs. 

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How to Prepare for Family Travel During the Holiday Season (+ Free Video)

As families prepare for holiday road trips this year, drivers need to be alert and ready for all types of potential risks. Despite fewer drivers on the roads, traffic fatalities increased in 2020, which is a trend that has continued in the two years since.

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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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