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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 Road Rage: Surprising Statistics About Aggressive Driving

We’ve all had those moments behind the wheel; maybe it’s after a long day of work or perhaps it happens after sitting in traffic for too long. But at some point, we have all felt aggravated by...

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The Dangers of Drowsy Driving for Healthcare Workers

Emergency workers are committed to keeping the public safe, but the nature of their jobs often puts them in peril. From fighting fires to combating criminals, emergency responders face a number of...

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5 Reasons Driverless Cars Aren’t Gaining Traction

For the past decade, engineers have been working hard to make the dream of a driverless car a reality. With the quiet launch of Google’s Waymo project in 2009, the race was on to develop and...

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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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How Safe is Autonomous Driving?

The fantasy of a self-driving vehicle has been around almost as long as the automotive industry itself. But in the past 15 years, that dream has become a mission for many tech-driven automakers....

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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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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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