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Since 1952

What Does Unsafe Driving Cost You?

$0K

per fatal crash
(plus incalculable emotional costs)

$0K

per non-fatal crash

$0K

per vehicle damaged

Data source: 2019 Nets Cost of Crashes Report

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL TRAINING

Advance driver training programs based on The Smith5Keys®

DriverDirect™

We come to your site to conduct classroom and on-road training with the reinforcement of a certified instructor. By learning in real world scenarios, drivers are better able to replicate their skills on the job.

DriverTrainer™

Our train-the-trainer certifications provide your staff with the skills to teach our proven crash-prevention methods to your fleet drivers. Training can be conducted at your location, no matter where you are in the world.

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eLearning

  • Cost-effective option 
  • Wide variety of driving and workplace safety topics 
  • Accessible anywhere there’s an internet connection
  • Incorporates testing to improve learning and retention
  • LMS integration available 

DRIVER & FLEET MANAGEMENT

Smith System fleet-management tools allow you to track fleet vehicles and monitor driver behavior with GPS location and telematics, then store and manage the data you collect in a single, powerful platform.

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What are The Smith5Keys®?

Key 1. Aim High In Steering®

Key 2. Get The Big Picture®

Key 3. Keep Your Eyes Moving®

Key 4. Leave Yourself An Out®

Key 5. Make Sure They See You®

WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

One of the best services that Smith System has is the behind-the-wheel component because that really takes it out of the classroom and into the real world. Making sure that those concepts are applied in a real-world setting, in a semi-controlled environment, with an instructor there coaching the drivers and providing feedback is very beneficial.

— Rob Helstrom, Penske Logistics

Latest Blog Posts

How Drivers Can Recognize and Report Human Trafficking

Human trafficking has been called an "invisible crime." It refers to buying, selling, harboring, and often transporting human beings for forced labor (involuntary servitude) or sexual slavery. Victims are hidden in plain sight all around us, and if we know the signs to look out for, we can all help the authorities work against this heinous crime. 

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5 Ways To Use ELearning to Improve Driver Safety

Behind-the-wheel trainingis always going to provide the most advantages when it comes to transforming driver behavior, reducing crashes, and saving lives. However, there are times when eLearning, through online coursesand video training, makes more sense.

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The Importance of Routine Follow-Up Training for Your Drivers

Driver training is essential for every company that has drivers, whether they’re driving a heavy-haul vehicle or one of the sedans in the company fleet. The most successful driver training program starts with behind-the-wheel training where driving behaviors can be identified, examined, and reinforced. While thorough behind-the-wheel training is a great place to start, it’s just that: a starting point. 

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How to Navigate Winter Road Conditions Safely

Most drivers are affected by winter weather. According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 70% of the roads in the U.S. are located in regions that receive more than five inches of snow each year. That has serious implications; every year, more than 1,300 people are killed in car crashes involving snowy, icy or slushy roads. Another 116,800 are injured as a result of these winter hazards. 

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Our History

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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At Smith System, driver safety doesn’t have borders.

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