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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 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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8 Tips to Avoid Summertime Driving Dangers

Snow, rain and ice are common cold-weather threats to driver safety, but summer brings with it its own set of dangers. For drivers, the added traffic of summer vacationers is just part of the...

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

Technology has changed rapidly in recent years, and, as a result, so has driver training. Today, creating a safer driver means looking at how that technology is affecting not just your drivers,...

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Is Your Distracted Driving Policy Up to Snuff?

Distracted driving continues taking a toll on America’s roads. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, some 391,000 people were injured as the direct result of distracted driving in...

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