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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.  

Safety Challenges for Telecommunications and Utility Drivers

Workers in the fields of utility and telecommunications face a higher-than-average number of safety challenges on the job. On any given day, they’re working with high-voltage equipment, exposed...

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The Dangers of Drowsy Driving for Healthcare Workers

Emergency workers are committed to keeping the public safe, but the nature of their jobs often puts them in peril. From fighting fires to combating criminals, emergency responders face a number of...

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What Drivers Should Know to Avoid Intersection Crashes

You’ve driven through intersections countless times daily without incident, but, it happens to be one of the most dangerous things you can do behind the wheel. Second only to rear-end collisions...

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5 Reasons Driverless Cars Aren’t Gaining Traction

For the past decade, engineers have been working hard to make the dream of a driverless car a reality. With the quiet launch of Google’s Waymo project in 2009, the race was on to develop and...

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What Do Insurance Providers Think of Driver Safety Training?

Any company that hires drivers has many different safety considerations. Regardless of whether those drivers are piloting heavy haul vehicles or four-door sedans, the core concern of the company...

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CSA Scores Explained: How to Understand and Improve Your Safety Record

Preventing crashes and fatalities related to large vehicles such as trucks and buses is at the heart of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s mission. With the creation of its CSA...

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What to Look For When Selecting a Passenger Transportation Company

The October 2018 crash of a stretch SUV operated by a New York limousine company grabbed headlines as the deadliest transportation incident in the U.S. in nine years. The crash, which happened in...

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Holiday Driving Dangers and Safety Tips

The holiday season marks the time of year when more people are behind the wheel and have more distractions than usual. While Memorial Day, Labor Day and Fourth of July weekend have, respectively, ...

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The Most Common Mistakes Drivers Make in Winter

Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is something that’s never to be taken lightly, but that’s especially true during the winter months. When winter weather goes south, drivers have several...

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Avoiding the Driving Dangers of Daylight Saving Time

As daylight saving time comes to an end and winter brings even fewer hours of daylight, drivers are going to spend more time in the dark. Even though the practice of “falling back” gives us all an...

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