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Return on Investment

While we have competitors who will show you an ROI calculator and promise things that are unsubstantiated, here’s the truth.

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.

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Smith System’s DriverDirect training combines classroom training with the all-important behind-the-wheel instruction to change driving habits and save lives. Implementation is easy. We handle the logistics of scheduling and coordinating your company’s training. All you need to do is make the choice to reduce crashes and expenses. We’ll take care of the rest.

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advanced driver improvement
Fleet safety driver training


Is your company in need of an in-house driver training course? Smith System offers a complete solution with our DriverTrainer program. Our train-the-trainer certifications provide your staff with the skills to teach our proven crash-prevention methods to your transportation and logistics fleet drivers. Trainers will learn how to identify drivers’ strengths and weaknesses and how to provide personalized, practical solutions to correct deficiencies.

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Advanced Backing

Backing crashes represent 30% to 60% of the total crashes for most fleets, and the associated costs can be significant. Smith System’s full-day Advanced Backing, Parking and Close-Quarter Maneuvering Course helps your drivers avoid the most common types of crashes. Whether they drive delivery vans or medium-duty trucks, we can equip your drivers with the skills to reduce collisions.

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Driver safety training online videos


Nothing can take the place of behind-the-wheel training — the most effective way to change driver behaviors. But SmithE-Learning℠ can be a convenient, cost-efficient alternative and is a valuable annual refresher course for those who have completed DriverDirect training. Our engaging, interactive web-based courses reinforce safe driving practices in multiple languages on any browser. Results are available to management anytime, anywhere.

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Safety & Compliance Consulting

Smith System doesn’t just train drivers; we also provide a complete range of services to keep your fleet safe and in compliance. We are available for specific DOT compliance consultation, as well as safety consultations. There is a reason we work with more than half of the Fortune 500 companies in the nation: We simply offer the most comprehensive range of driver safety services.

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DOT Compliance Consulting Transportation and Logistics