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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.  

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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QUALITIES TO LOOK FOR IN SELECTING A DRIVER TRAINER

 

The quality and success of your driver safety training program significantly depends on the knowledge and delivery technique of your driving trainers. Selecting the right driver trainer...

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The Most Common Mistakes Drivers Make in Winter

Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is something that’s never to be taken lightly, but that’s especially true during the winter months. When winter weather goes south, drivers have several...

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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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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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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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