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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.  

5 Reasons You Should Implement a Distracted Driving Policy

Did you know that a driver going just 25 mph can travel the length of four football fields during the time it takes to enter an address into a navigation app?

And navigation systems are just one...

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How Virginia Transportation Benefits from Advanced Driver Safety Training

Companies that hire drivers and specialize in any form of transportation face a certain number of shared challenges, but each one has its individual challenges as well. For the automotive...

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Unique Challenges and Opportunities for Retail and Food Service Drivers

Drivers and safety managers in the retail and food service industries face a growing number of challenges in today’s world. While they may approach those challenges from different perspectives,...

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How National Grid Is Improving Fleet Safety with Smith System Training

With more than 11,500 drivers, National Grid, understands how critical it is to invest in the safety of each and every employee. The gas and electric utility company, which covers Massachusetts,...

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The Cost of Road Rage: Surprising Statistics About Aggressive Driving

We’ve all had those moments behind the wheel; maybe it’s after a long day of work or perhaps it happens after sitting in traffic for too long. But at some point, we have all felt aggravated by...

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Fleet Forecast: Driver Safety Trends to Watch in 2019

Technology can change the way fleets are managed and how drivers communicate with their managers. Now, it has the potential to change the way drivers see the road. As more advancements are made in...

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

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), motor vehicle crashes are responsible for more than 40% of work-related deaths in the oil and gas industry. That’s...

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Today’s Driver Safety Challenges and the Pharmaceutical Industry

The more time drivers spend behind the wheel, the greater the chance that they will have a crash. As roads become busier and drivers arelogging more miles overall, knowing how to avoid a crash...

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How to Improve Driver Safety on Construction Sites

On-the-job fatalities in the construction industry continue to rise, but what’s most eye-opening is that, as of 2017, transportation incidents have become the leading cause of death at...

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How to Put the Brakes on Heavy Haul Fatalities

Even as vehicles are being equipped with more sophisticated safety features and traffic fatalities overall are going down, fatalities involving large trucks have increased in recent years.

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