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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.  

The Complete DOT Audit Checklist

The Department of Transportation regularly conducts audits to make sure companies are in compliance with all regulations. Since 2010, the number of DOT audits has increased, due in part to its...

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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 driver trainer...

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Top 5 Benefits of Advanced Driver Training

For today’s fleet managers, safety is a top priority. Nothing is as important as the safety of your drivers and your fleet. That's why it is essential to understand the benefits of advanced...

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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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How Companies Can Manage Driver Safety Training During the Holiday Season

Winter brings a number of different challenges for drivers, from fewer hours of daylight to unpredictable weather patterns. That makes it a great time to instill drivers with safety tips and...

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The Importance of Routine Follow-Up Training for Your Drivers

Driver training is essential for every company that has drivers, whether they’re driving a heavy-haul vehicle or one of the sedans in the company fleet. The most successful driver training program...

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5 Tips to Help Get Your Fleet Ready for Winter Weather

Driving conditions in winter can change quickly, leading to hazardous conditions on the road. The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration attributes nearly one-fourth of...

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School bus driver safety tips: What should you know?

Safety behind the wheel should be top of mind for every driver. However, with more passengers in their vehicle and a greater number of challenges created by the size and nature of their vehicles,...

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5 Ways To Use E-Learning to Improve Driver Safety

Behind-the-wheel training is always going to provide the most advantages when it comes to transforming driver behavior, reducing crashes and saving lives. However, there are times when E-learning,...

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How Space Cushion Driving Promotes Driver Safety

As our roads become increasingly crowded, threats to driver safety increase, too. An ever-growing population and more cars on our roads have been cited as the cause of near-record numbers of fatal...

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