DriverDirect Trainer


Our signature course based on The Smith5Keys® — behind-the-wheel training paired with engaging classroom instruction.

Ready to Drive Different?

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What Is Covered In DriverDirect?

The DriverDirect course provides trainees with classroom and behind-the-wheel training based on The Smith5Keys®. At the end of the day, trainees receive a Smith System certificate of completion, a Driver’s Study Guide, the written performance evaluation, and skill recommendations to practice that develop safe driving habits. Request a demo to learn more about our DriverDirect Training Course.

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Type of Training

One-Day Course (Recommended) 
Train up to 5 drivers

2-2.5 hours

4.5-5 hours


Half-Day Course 
Train up to 4 drivers
2 drivers in the A.M.
2 drivers in the P.M.

2 hours

2 hours


3-on-1 Course 
3 drivers with 1 instructor

1 hour eLearning (assigned 2 weeks before class)

3 hours

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The Smith System instructor delivers the classroom instruction to prepare students for behind-the-wheel training. The classroom instruction includes:

  • Introduction to The Smith5Keys 
  • Presentation in forward motion, backing, and parking crash prevention methods 
  • Explanation of recent NHTSA highway statistics
  • Quizzes to support retention

Note: eLearning replaces classroom instruction for 1-on-1 courses

Behind-the-wheel Training

On-road driving is where classroom concepts are tested and proven. Behind-the-wheel training includes:

  • Observation drive
  • Instructor demonstration drive
  • Personalized coaching
  • Backing & parking exercises
  • Blind area demonstration
  • On-road quiz and final evaluation
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Advanced Backing & Close-Quarter Maneuvering

Backing collisions represent 30% to 60% of most fleets’ crashes, and the associated costs can be significant. This 1-day course, taught by our instructors, gives your fleet drivers the tools they need to make smart decisions when backing, parking, and maneuvering near fixed objects using The Smith5Keys®.

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How It Works

On-Site Training

When you choose on-site training, a certified Smith System Instructor will come to your location to conduct the class. We train up to 5 people per class.

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Pick your desired training date.

Choose the location: For on-site training, you provide the classroom for instruction. Most clients conduct training at their office locations.


Provide the training vehicle: The training vehicle should accommodate up to 6 passengers. If you need us to provide the vehicle, just let us know.

Open Enrollment Training

If you have employees in various locations and/or have under 5 employees in need of training, our 2-hour open enrollment classes are a great option. When you choose open enrollment training, Smith System provides a meeting location and training vehicle, so all you have to do is show up prepared to learn.

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View and register for a pre-scheduled training date.


Enter your contact information when you sign-up.


Complete an eLearning course.


Show up for class.

More Training Options

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Our train-the-trainer certifications provide your staff with the skills to teach our proven crash-prevention methods to your fleet drivers. DriverTrainer is available in a five-day session with up to six trainees or in a four-day session with up to four trainees.

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Our eLearning courses are an excellent introduction to — and reinforcement of — The Smith5Keys to safe driving. eLearning allows students to learn the Smith System driving methodology at their own pace.

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This course provides drivers with substantially increased ability to control a vehicle in emergency situations.

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The TrailerReady course is designed for individuals whose job requires hauling a trailer or operating a straight truck weighing more than 10,001 pounds. Participants will learn, see and practice how to safely operate articulated rigs in close quarters and on the open road.