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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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8 Tips to Avoid Summertime Driving Dangers

Snow, rain and ice are common cold-weather threats to driver safety, but summer brings with it its own set of dangers. For drivers, the added traffic of summer vacationers is just part of the...

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6 Close Quarter Maneuvering Tips for Heavy Haul Trucking

Maneuvering in close quarters is a challenge in any situation, but the larger the vehicle, the greater the challenge.

For heavy haul truckers, close quarter maneuvering can be particularly tricky....

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Two-Wheeler Behind-the-Wheel Training: Why Is It so Important?

Knowing the right way to handle yourself behind the wheel is important whether you’re driving a car, truck or large commercial vehicle. But for anyone who rides a motorcycle, driver training is...

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Pink Jeep Tours Focuses on Safety Using the Smith System

When musician and land developer Don Pratt started his new business in Sedona, AZ, back in 1960, he became the first company in America to provide Jeep tours. But that wasn’t all that made his...

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Safer Parking: What You Probably Didn't Know

It’s something we do every time we drive; often we’ll do it a few times a day and never give it a second thought. And while it’s usually not considered to be dangerous, parking your car can be...

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