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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.  

Intersection Crashes Are Common, But Almost Completely Avoidable

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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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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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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The Cost of Pedestrian Accidents and How to Avoid Them

As summer comes to an end, the nights get colder and the days become shorter. Another change that many people don’t realize is that for pedestrians, the days also become more dangerous.

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Driving Safety Tips That Bus Drivers Need to Know

Safety behind the wheel should be top of mind for every driver. However, with more passengers in their vehicle and a greater number of challenges created by the size and nature of their vehicles,...

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3 Reasons Commercial Fleet Crashes Are on the Rise

Safety behind the wheel is a concern for every driver, but for fleet safety managers, it’s the single most important aspect of the job. Despite advancements made in automotive safety and...

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How School Bus Driver Training Reduces Risks and Saves Lives

Anyone who drives for a living (or even just as part of their job) has an added element of pressure and responsibility. But when that job involves driving children to and from school, the...

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The Top 10 Most Dangerous Highways in the U.S.

We drive them every day, but some highways are safer than others. Whether it’s because of a high speed limit, the volume of cars traveling it or the condition of the road itself, some highways...

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