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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 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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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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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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