Our History

In 1952, Harold Smith established the Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, the world’s first professional driver training company. He understood that most collisions are preventable if the right driving habits are learned, practiced and applied consistently. Since then, millions of drivers throughout the world have benefited from the program he developed.

Today Smith System® is the leading provider of collision avoidance driver training. Our instructors continue to study and master techniques that are essential to understanding driver behavior. With a focus on collision prevention through hands-on training, the proven Smith System concepts help fleet drivers to See, Think and React to driving challenges — no matter where they drive or what type of vehicle they operate.

Smith System delivers behind the wheel instruction to tens of thousands of fleet drivers each year. We have presented our programs in 98 countries and in 17 languages around the world. In the past decade, we have provided services to more than half of the current Fortune 500® fleets.

In addition to on road training and an extensive video and DVD library, Smith System offers E-Learning and fleet monitoring. With 6 decades of proven results, we are proud to be the only company in the industry that guarantees the quality of our training.

Our Team

People are our most valuable asset. Our headquarters staff is based in Arlington, TX, with an office in London, England. Our training consultants are located around the U.S. and other locations throughout the world. Smith System employees at all levels are the “best of the best” in their respective roles. Our certified trainer consultants are experienced professionals, senior managers, and military officers who have chosen Smith System as their second rewarding career.

With 6 decades of history, Smith System instructors have studied and mastered techniques that are essential to understanding driver perceptual behavior patterns.