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

Three Ways for Your Fleet 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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Behind-the-Wheel Training vs. E-Learning

Driver safety is critical to the overall success of your business. When drivers are involved in on-the-job crashes, it’s the employer who ultimately pays the price. Establishing a safe driving culture is the first step to improving driver performance and efficiency, as well as protecting the company against lawsuits and liabilities down the road.

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How National Grid Is Improving Fleet Safety with Smith System Training

With more than 11,500 drivers, National Grid, understands how critical it is to invest in the safety of each and every employee. The gas and electric utility company, which covers Massachusetts, Rhode Island, parts of New Hampshire and all of New York state, relies on Smith System training to make sure that all of its drivers have the best tools to handle whatever occurs when they’re behind the wheel. “We started using Smith System in 2008,” says Samantha Murray, Vehicle Safety Manager at National Grid. “It started in gas operations, but we received such great feedback on it that we made it part of our policy.” In 2014, the company implemented a Safe Motor Vehicle Operations Policy that made driver safety training part of its requirements. “Our drivers liked the training from the very beginning,” Murray says. “It’s now something that everyone in our company participates in, from field employees to executives. It’s been very beneficial.”

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Three Ways Telematics are Changing Fleet Management

Do you know how many drivers in your fleet are habitual speeders? Who regularly forgets to buckle their seat belts? What about trends in your fleet’s fuel economy or unnecessary idle times — are there ways you could be saving time and money?

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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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