Smith System Blog

Whether you’re a fleet manager, compliance officer, executive, sales director or delivery driver, you’ll find helpful information on the Smith System blog that you can immediately put to use. Learn about driver safety, new technology impacting our roadways, the latest safety stats, tips to make your fleet more efficient, changes in regulations and much more.  

Best Practices for Monitoring Drivers’ MVRs

 

One of the best ways to improve the overall safety of your fleet is to have a complete understanding of your drivers’ individual on-road behavior.

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Are You Maintaining DOT Compliance?

Is your fleet in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)? All commercial carriers understand the importance of safety and federal compliance, but navigating the DOT’s...
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The Cost of On-the-Job Traffic Crashes

On-the-job traffic crashes cost employers and commercial carriers billions of dollars each year.

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ADVANCED DRIVER TRAINING BEGINS BEHIND THE WHEEL

Imagine golf is your passion, but you have a wicked slice costing you an extra stroke on every hole. Maybe you love to cook and dream of making macaroons like a famous French baker. Perhaps you...

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IS NAVIGATION FROM TELEMATICS RIGHT FOR YOUR FLEET?

GPS navigation plays a critical role in most fleets, enabling drivers to more efficiently get from Point A to Point B so that deliveries are on time. But in larger fleets with multiple vehicles,...

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DOES DRIVER SAFETY TRAINING REDUCE CRASHES?

In 2016, over 37,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes on U.S. roadways. That’s roughly a crash every five seconds, an injury every 10 seconds and a death every 12 minutes — and many of these...

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QUALITIES TO LOOK FOR IN SELECTING A DRIVER TRAINER

 

The quality and success of your driver safety training program significantly depends on the knowledge and delivery technique of your driving trainers. Selecting the right trainer candidates is...

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The Effects of Drowsy Driving

Have you ever driven drunk? We certainly hope not! But what about driving while drowsy? Have you ever driven when you were really tired? Most people don’t realize that drowsy driving has the same...

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The Impact of Distracted Driving

As many as one in three U.S. adults admits to using some kind of technology while driving, whether it’s entering an address into a navigation system, talking on a cellphone, changing a radio...

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5 Ways to Improve Fleet Driver Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a motor vehicle crash occurs every five seconds, and every 12 minutes, someone dies. Many of these incidents happen during...

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