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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.  

Back to School Safety: What Drivers Need to Look Out for This Fall

Parents and teachers spend a lot of time reminding students to practice safety when walking or riding their bikes to school. However, students aren’t the only ones who need to brush up on their...

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The Top 10 Most Dangerous Highways in the U.S.

We drive them every day, but some highways are safer than others. Whether it’s because of a high speed limit, the volume of cars traveling it or the condition of the road itself, some highways...

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How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Fleet Tracking

Big businesses have found tremendous benefit from the implementation of fleet tracking. The use of telematics can help managers learn where to focus training efforts to improve driver behavior and...

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How Telematics Is Improving Driver Safety

While technological developments have, in many different ways, simplified the lives of drivers, they’ve also significantly increased the risk for distractions behind the wheel.

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The Impact of Hard Braking and Acceleration on Your Fleet

There are many things that happen behind the wheel that affect the safety of your drivers, as well as the safety of others on the road. While things such as drunk, distracted and drowsy driving...

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Truck Driver Shortage: Why It's Happening and How to Fix It

Recent news reports have made public a concern that the transportation industry has been closely watching for years: America is facing a shortage of truck drivers.

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Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes: Statistics and Trends

As vehicles have become safer, it would stand to reason that our roads have become safer, too. While such innovations as airbags and seatbelts — along with regulations such as mandated seat belt...

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Is Your Company In Need of a More Advanced Fleet Safety Program?

Every company that has drivers — whether that means employees who occasionally drive for work or those who spend the better part of their workday behind the wheel — likely has a driver safety...

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5 Smith System Resources for Driver Trainers

As a certified trainer who teaches driving safety to other drivers in your company, you already have the best resource you can get: a Smith System certification and a strong working knowledge of...

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