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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.  

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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Top 5 Benefits of Advanced Driver Training

For today’s fleet managers, safety is a top priority. Nothing is as important as the safety of your drivers and your fleet. That's why it is essential to understand the benefits of advanced...

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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 Importance of Routine Follow-Up Training for Your Drivers

Driver training is essential for every company that has drivers, whether they’re driving a heavy-haul vehicle or one of the sedans in the company fleet. The most successful driver training program...

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5 Tips to Help Get Your Fleet Ready for Winter Weather

Driving conditions in winter can change quickly, leading to hazardous conditions on the road. The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration attributes nearly one-fourth of...

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School bus driver safety tips: What should you 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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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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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 Companies Can Reduce Driver Safety Risks in the Oil and Gas Industry

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), motor vehicle crashes are responsible for more than 40% of work-related deaths in the oil and gas industry. That’s...

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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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