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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.  

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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4 Ways to Improve Driver Happiness – And Why it Matters

With low unemployment rates and a tight labor market, companies face mounting challenges to find and retain good drivers. Unlike industries where work is conducted from a desk or behind a counter,...

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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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