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Smith System Ties Technology to Training Effectiveness
Aug 08, 2011 (06:08 PM EDT)


ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith System, the global leader in professional driver training, has introduced Smith360, Full Circle Driver Management, the first and only telematics solution fully integrated with on-road driver training. Smith360 is a strategic and cooperative effort between Geotab, Inc. and Smith System, Inc.

The Smith360 GO5 module is a simple plug and play device that uses GPS, wireless communication and accelerometer technology to supply driver performance and vehicle dynamics information. A web-based dashboard allows fleet managers to clearly see trends in driver training effectiveness plus gain other valuable information for fuel efficiency, route planning, tax reporting and vehicle maintenance.

"We have evaluated a variety of approaches to supporting our training initiatives through technology and found Geotab to be best in its combination of cost, installation simplicity, data integrity and reporting quality," said Tony Douglas, CEO of Smith System. "Smith360 allows us to offer fleets a predictive, real-time monitoring solution tied directly to our proven training tactics that change driver behavior."

"It is exciting to combine our six decades of driver training experience with the latest telematics technology to give fleet managers the full circle of Monitoring – Analysis – Reporting - Intervention – Training," said Jim Smith, Senior Vice President of Smith System Training. "I have been with Smith for 30 years and have never seen a driver management tool this powerful."

"Smith360 is a great example of what Geotab calls 'management by measurement,'" said Neil Cawse, Geotab's CEO. "Smith's combination of our technology with their training programs is a very innovative solution for fleet managers."

Smith360 will be available starting August 8, 2011. Special pricing opportunities are available for operational tests and early adopters for a limited time.  Contact Linda Laws at llaws@smith-system.com or (817) 385-2125 to schedule a no-obligation demonstration. 

About Smith System, Inc.

Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc. was founded in 1952 as the nation's first fleet driver safety training organization with on-road, hands-on safety education techniques for experienced drivers. Smith System delivers behind the wheel instruction to more than 35,000 fleet drivers each year and has presented their program in 100 countries and in 21 languages. In the past decade, Smith has provided services to more than half of the current Fortune 500® fleets and is the only company in the industry that guarantees the quality of its training. In addition to its on-road training and extensive video and DVD library, the company offers web-based education and fleet monitoring.

About Geotab, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Geotab, Inc., headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, provides end-to-end solutions to give customers the tools and data they need to improve efficiencies, reduce waste, build service levels, and increase revenues from their fleets. Geotab has become the telematics management system of choice for leading local and international corporations. For more information, visit www.geotab.com.

SOURCE Smith System