Heavy-Haul – Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc.

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Crashes involving heavy-haul trucks don’t happen as frequently as with other vehicles, but when they do occur, the consequences are severe.

The sheer size and weight of heavy-haul trucks mean drivers need the best safety training to maneuver them. A CDL isn’t enough. Smith System can teach your heavy-haul drivers how to drive safely and efficiently, whether they’re loaded down for the long haul or bobtailing back to the truck yard.

What Training Is Right for Me?


Driving heavy-haul trucks requires book smarts and street smarts. Our DriverDirect courses provide both. Smith System certified instructors begin the training in the classroom, where they teach the concepts behind The Smith5Keys®. They then help your drivers apply these concepts in real-world settings behind the wheel. And when it comes to the scheduling and logistics for each class, Smith System has a team on hand to help.

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Smith System Driver Safety Training


If your company has a team of driving trainers, the Smith System DriverTrainer courses can teach them to implement our proven crash-prevention methods with your heavy-haul fleet drivers. Through this course, our certified instructors train your trainers to spot drivers’ weaknesses and to offer tailored, positive solutions to correct them.

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Advanced Backing

Backing crashes are among the most common in any vehicle, including heavy-haul trucks. Smith System’s methodology can help your heavy-haul drivers maneuver safely in reverse and in tight spaces. We’ve created a full-day course called Advanced Backing to do exactly that.

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web based fleet safety training


Our E-Learning catalog of driver-safety courses is comprehensive — and constantly growing. The engaging, interactive web-based courses can be accessed from virtually anywhere on any device and are available in multiple languages. Nothing can take the place of behind-the-wheel training, but if you’re looking for a convenient, cost-effective way to bring annual refreshers to your drivers, our E-Learning may be the answer.

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Safety & Compliance Consulting

We know keeping up with compliance requirements is a time-consuming and stressful part of any fleet manager’s job. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of consulting services — everything from general safety to DOT-specific consultations. Have a CSA concern? Smith System can help.

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