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New Smith System Driver Study Guide Increases Training Effectiveness

ARLINGTON, Texas, Feb. 6, 2009 -- Smith System, the leader in professional driver training, today announced its new Driver Study Guide aimed at increasing training effectiveness.

The 2009 Driver Study Guide, available for purchase only by Smith System certified instructors, is published in two versions, one for Small and Mid Sized Vehicles and one for Trucks and Large Vehicles, and introduces students to the Smith 5 Keys(TM), the proven foundation of Smith System's training methodology. Each Driver Study Guide covers both forward motion and backing motion procedures and includes quizzes and driver evaluation forms to assist certified instructors as they present the Smith System Driver Training Program.

"We have designed the Driver Study Guide to make training easier for instructors and more effective for students," said Jim Smith, Senior Vice President of Training for Smith System. "It will support our entire process of classroom instruction, demonstration drives, coaching drives and feedback drives."

Smith System has also launched a newly enhanced Online Forward Motion Training Program which covers the Smith 5 Keys(TM) with updated graphics and more video content than ever before to create a better learning experience and reinforce the driver training concepts addressed in the on-road driver training program. Like all of Smith System's training, the online program is also available in separate versions designed for small to mid-sized vehicles and truck and large vehicles.

To learn about the 2009 Driver Study Guide or see a demo of the Online Training Program, go to, where a comprehensive library of training aids and driver training courses is also available for review in the Smith System Training Catalog.

About Smith System

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 its program in 90 countries and in 21 languages. In the past decade, Smith has provided services to more than half of the current Fortune 500(R) fleets and is the only company in the industry that guarantees the quality of its training. In addition to its on-road training, E Learning courses and extensive video and DVD library, the company offers fleet monitoring.