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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.  

Are Your Drivers Maintaining Proper Following Distance?

DOT Requirements and Regulations for CDL Truck Drivers

Who Is Subject to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations?

5 Smith System Resources for Driver Trainers

Three Types of Distracted Driving

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

Why Your Company Needs a ‘How’s My Driving?’ Decal Program

The Complete DOT Audit Checklist

The Cost of On-the-Job Traffic Crashes

Top Three Reasons It's Essential to Train Your Drivers

5 Reasons Driverless Cars Aren’t Gaining Traction

Best Practices for Reversing Light- and Medium-Duty Vehicles

How Automated Safety Systems Lead to Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving: The Dangers of Infotainment and Navigation Systems

How Drivers Can Recognize and Report Human Trafficking

5 Ways To Use ELearning to Improve Driver Safety

The Importance of Routine Follow-Up Training for Your Drivers

How to Navigate Winter Road Conditions Safely

The Dangers of Over-Reliance on Technology in Extreme Weather

Delivery Truck Driver Safety Tips

How to Manage Driver Safety Training During the Holiday Season

7 Tips For Overcoming Driving Anxiety After A Crash

How to Prepare for Family Travel During the Holiday Season (+ Free Video)

Avoiding the Driving Dangers of Daylight Saving Time

5 Tips to Help Get Your Fleet Ready for Winter Weather

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

How to Prevent Rollover Incidents While Driving

Safer Parking: What You Probably Didn't Know

Is Drowsy Driving Deadlier Than Drunk Driving?

Emotions and Driving: Signs To Look Out For Before You Get Behind The Wheel

Why Your Vehicle Needs a ‘Sterile Cockpit’ Rule

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

Smith System Celebrates 70 Years

School bus driver safety tips: What should you know?

Driver Trainer Spotlight: Meet Aggregate Industries’ Tracy Richard

What Do Insurance Providers Think of Driver Safety Training?

Improving Road & Rail Safety in Ghana with Eric Nyame Bbaafi

Smith System and Wilson County School District Take the High Road to Safety

8 Tips to Avoid Summertime Driving Dangers

Six Tips for Driving Alert

How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Fleet Tracking

Three Ways for Your Fleet to Save Fuel

What Happens if You Have a Car Crash in a Company Vehicle?

Road Safety Progress in Emerging Markets – Pakistan With Dr. Muhammad Navid Tahir

Five Things Every New Fleet Safety Manager Needs to Know

Sharing the Road: Why Cyclist and Pedestrian Fatalities are Up and How to Prevent Them

The Cost of Road Rage: Surprising Statistics About Aggressive Driving

10 Terrifying Facts About Texting And Driving

4 Ways to Improve Driver Happiness – And Why it Matters

How Safe is Autonomous Driving?

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

Penske’s Commitment to Driver Safety Starts with Smith System

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving for Healthcare Workers

Smith System Provides Improved User Experience With E-Learning Core Content Update

How Negligent Entrustment Can Affect Your Company

5 Steps to Creating a Distracted Driving Policy That Saves Lives

How the Pandemic Has Changed the Transportation Industry

Global Road Safety: Reducing Collisions with Safer Roads, Vehicles and Drivers

​​How Technology Can Help Tackle Driver Distraction with Paul Ripley & Ted Chen

The ABCs of Fleet Telematics

Holiday Driving Dangers and Safety Tips

Teaching Your Family Driving Safety Using the Smith System

The Most Common Mistakes Drivers Make in Winter

Winter Weather Driving Safety Tips: Follow the Smith5Keys

What to Look for in Your New Telematics Provider

What Fleets Need to Know About the 3G Network Shutdown

The Latest Research on Drugged Driving with Dr. Timothy Brown

Best Practices for Monitoring Drivers’ MVRs

The Cost of Pedestrian Accidents and How to Avoid Them

A Conversation with NTSB Chairman, Robert L. Sumwalt

How School Bus Driver Training Reduces Risks and Saves Lives

Night Driving Tips: How to Stay Safe While Driving After Dark

Electric Vehicle Safety Using The Smith5Keys®

The Eyes Have It: Visual Skills and Driving Safety with Dr. Sherylle Calder and Andrew Crickmay

Is Your Fleet’s Infotainment System Hurting More Than It Is Helping?

Warning Signs of Drowsy Driving and How to Avoid It

Project Management Tips for Fleets

Behind-the-Wheel Training vs. E-Learning

How National Grid Is Improving Fleet Safety with Smith System Training

Three Ways Telematics are Changing Fleet Management

5 Driver Safety Tips for Holiday Weekends

Benefits of Tracking Off-Road Fleet Equipment Using Telematics

How to Reduce Employer Liability for On-the-Job Crashes

10 Distracted Driving Statistics and Facts That All Drivers Must Know

Grey Fleet Management: How to Protect Your Drivers and Your Business

How Telematics Helps Extend the Life of Your Fleet Vehicles

5 Cost-Effective Ways to Reduce Traffic Crashes

Five Benefits of Behind-the-Wheel Driver Training

Summer Driving Safety in the Age of COVID-19

Drivers Alert Acquisition Announcement

U.S. Traffic Deaths: Vehicles Are Getting Safer, But Drivers Aren't

The Impact of Distracted Driving


Top 5 Benefits of Advanced Driver Training

How Space Cushion Driving Promotes Driver Safety

5 Reasons You Should Implement a Distracted Driving Policy

How Virginia Transportation Benefits from Advanced Driver Safety Training

Unique Challenges and Opportunities for Retail and Food Service Drivers

Fleet Forecast: Driver Safety Trends to Watch in 2019

How Companies Can Reduce Driver Safety Risks in the Oil and Gas Industry

Today’s Driver Safety Challenges and the Pharmaceutical Industry

How to Improve Driver Safety on Construction Sites

How to Put the Brakes on Heavy Haul Fatalities

Safety Challenges for Telecommunications and Utility Drivers

What Drivers Should Know to Avoid Intersection Crashes

What to Look For When Selecting a Passenger Transportation Company

How to Prepare for Driving During Hurricane Season

3 Reasons Commercial Fleet Crashes Are on the Rise

How Telematics Is Improving Driver Safety

The Impact of Hard Braking and Acceleration on Your Fleet

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

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes: Statistics and Trends

Is Your Distracted Driving Policy Up to Snuff?

100 Days of Dangerous Driving

6 Close Quarter Maneuvering Tips for Heavy Haul Trucking

Key Traits to Look for in an Expert Fleet Safety Program

The Importance of Converging Fleet Safety Technology

Two-Wheeler Behind-the-Wheel Training: Why Is It so Important?

What to Consider When Developing a Fleet Safety Management Policy

3 Goals for an Experienced Fleet Safety Management Team

Pink Jeep Tours Focuses on Safety Using the Smith System

5 Best Practices for Creating Fleet Policies and Procedures

YRC Freight Drivers Find Millions of Miles of Safety with Smith System

Six Ways to Safely Manage Technology on the Road

Five Ways to Manage Risks When Driving a Heavy Haul Vehicle

How to Select an Online Driver Safety Course

Driver Training Helps Keep Communities Safe




The Effects of Drowsy Driving

5 Ways to Improve Fleet Driver Safety

Veteran Dan Houghton Brings Service Dog to Smith System Training

What You Need to Know About the ELD Mandate

Are Online Driver Safety Courses Right for You?

Deaths from Crashes on the Rise Despite Advances in Safety Technology

The Importance of Behind-the-Wheel Training