Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc. – Drive Different. Save Lives

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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 to Look for in Your New Telematics Provider

In difficult times, driver safety professionals are often pressured to optimize efficiency and reduce costs, while also being expected to fulfill requirements and strengthen security measures. To do this effectively, driver safety professionals need immediate access to reliable intelligence regarding their overall fleet health before taking any corrective measures.  This important information is a result of a combination of software and telematics hardware, which is designed to convert fleet device data into usable insights via a tracking platform. However, not all available tracking platforms are created equal. It’s important for companies to do their homework before selecting a new telematics provider.

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What Fleets Need to Know About the 3G Network Shutdown

Although we’ve been hearing about it for a while, 3G is finally on the way out to make room for the faster 4G LTE and 5G service. 3G was introduced in 2001 allowing 3G devices to do a lot more than making phone calls. It has changed the way we communicate while helping us stay organized and readily informed.  However, twenty years since its introduction, the time has come to move on to the new and improved version. 3G services no longer can deliver enough speed or capacity for their customers. 

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The Latest Research on Drugged Driving with Dr. Timothy Brown

Research Scientist and Director of Drugged Driving Research, Dr. Timothy Brown, discusses his extensive experience in the design, development, conduct, and analysis of driving research studies. Specifically, his recent work on the dangers of prescription drug and marijuana use while driving.

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Best Practices for Monitoring Drivers’ MVRs

  One of the best ways to improve the overall safety of your fleet is to have a complete understanding of your drivers’ individual on-road behavior.

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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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