eDrivingSM, a leading global provider of driver risk management programs, has announced a partnership with Smith System to provide behind-the-wheel training for Pharmaceutical Sales Group (PSG) clients.
The Smith System advanced classroom and behind-the-wheel training program teaches safe driving practices using The Smith5Keys®, a method proven to reduce risks on the road. Each driver learns through a series of behind-the-wheel experiences and by observing an instructor-narrated drive that demonstrates unique techniques to navigate through traffic. By experiencing real-world traffic scenarios, drivers are better able to replicate these skills while on the job.
As a result of the new partnership, eDriving’s PSG clients benefit from a special pricing plan, and have the ability to exchange seats in the course with other eDriving PSG clients to minimize cancellation fees. Class completions can be recorded, together with eLearning and FICO® Safe Driving Scores, in clients’ Virtual Risk Manager® (VRM) programs. Clients also have the ability to open additional classes based on student location, including remote areas.
“We are pleased to be partnering with eDriving’s innovative PSG Alliance to elevate scheduling flexibility and enhance the ROI of behind-the-wheel training,” said Tony Douglas, CEO of Smith System Inc. “The cancellation fee protection opportunity is a win-win in our collective commitment to improving road safety.”
eDriving’s PSG clients completing a Smith System course receive a study guide to reinforce what they have learned and motivate them to keep practicing the techniques, along with a written evaluation of their driving strengths and weaknesses, recommended drill skills to focus on improvement opportunities, a certificate of completion and three months’ free subscription to the Mentor by eDrivingSM smartphone-based driver safety program to support continued driving focus and improvement.
“Our comprehensive driver risk management program enables organizations around the world to identify and reduce driver risk,” said Ed Dubens, CEO/ Founder of eDriving. “Supporting our clients to access behind-the-wheel training that helps drivers see, think and act their way through various driving environments, challenges and changes that exist, regardless of where they travel or the vehicles they operate, complements our program perfectly.”