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

Grey Fleet Management: How to Protect Your Drivers and Your Business

As businesses attempt to reduce operating costs, they tend to look toward transportation costs and ask themselves how they can be more effective. Many companies are now looking toward using a grey fleet instead of a traditional fleet. The primary appeal of the grey fleet is that it can reduce operating costs far below having a fleet of business vehicles. However, there are several risks associated with operating a grey fleet. Driver safety professionals must understand the challenges of grey fleets to minimize risk and manage more effectively. 

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How Telematics Helps Extend the Life of Your Fleet Vehicles

Preventative vehicle maintenance is a key part of successful fleet management. Knowing exactly what maintenance to cover and when to cover it allows businesses to save money, without needless repairs down the road. Telematics helps driver safety professionals extend the lives of their fleet vehicles with maintenance reminders and reporting.  

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5 Cost-Effective Ways to Reduce Traffic Crashes

For driver safety professionals, reducing crashes is always top of mind. Traffic crashes are costly and result in lost productivity, and they can create a perception that safety is not an important part of your company culture.

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Five Benefits of Behind-the-Wheel Driver Training

If your company relies on drivers, making sure they have the skills to stay safe and engaged behind the wheel is key to both your company’s success and your staff’s safety. As a fleet manager, it’s up to you to ensure that your drivers are among the safest on the road.

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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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