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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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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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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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Key Traits to Look for in an Expert Fleet Safety Program

Safety is always top of mind for every driving safety professional — for many reasons. From a cost standpoint, vehicle collisions rate as some of the most expensive workplace accidents, according...

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The Importance of Converging Fleet Safety Technology

As technology in vehicles becomes more prevalent, drivers have more tools than ever before to provide them with the information they need behind-the-wheel. With in-vehicle options like GPS...

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5 Steps to Creating a Distracted Driving Policy That Saves Lives

Distracted driving continues to be a problem for everyone on the road; distracted drivers can cause harm or even death to other drivers, their passengers or themselves. A 2011 report from the...

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What to Consider When Developing a Fleet Safety Management Policy

If you have a fleet, no matter how large or small, a fleet safety management policy is essential. This policy represents a commitment to a culture of safety and provides guidelines for how...

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3 Goals for an Experienced Fleet Safety Management Team

No other topic is as important to driver safety professionals as fleet driver safety. With an estimated average of 20% of fleet vehicles involved in crashes each year, the importance of proper...

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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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Who Is Subject to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations?

When it comes to safety on the road, no one is watching more closely than the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

As an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation, the...

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