To measure the return on investment of Smith System driver safety training, employers first have to understand what motor vehicle crashes cost their business. We know that in the United States, motor vehicle crashes cost $871 billion in societal and economic harm, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
But what does this mean for employers?
The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) tells us:
- On-the-job highway crashes cost employers $24,000 per crash; $45,000 per million vehicle-miles of travel and $68,000 per injury.
- These on-the-job crashes resulted in damage to 700,000 vehicles, 239,000 injuries and 1,600 deaths.
Employers simply cannot afford to take driver safety training lightly. They have to protect their employees and the communities where they do business.
That’s exactly what Smith System helps employers do. We know that our driver safety training is worthwhile because it reduces crashes and saves lives, lowers employers’ fuel and maintenance costs, and improves employee satisfaction.
Our clients say it best:
“With the addition of Smith System and its collision-avoidance programs, we have significantly reduced our preventable accident rates by over 60%.” — Aaron Miller, truenorth Trucking
“Use of the Smith System by our drivers provides significant safety advantages for the company while driving more than one million miles per year. … Over the last four years, preventable vehicle accidents have declined approximately 66%.” — Michael Cardinal, Southwest Gas Corporation
Your experience in ROI will be determined by executive buy-in, organization commitment, quality of hires and how the Smith System methodology is implemented. Want to learn more about how an investment in Smith System can help your bottom line in terms of reduced crashes and saved lives? Call us today at 1-800-777-7648.