The Fleet Management function is responsible for maintaining the assets that physically move goods from producer to consumer, or to an intermediary (a third party who acts as a conduit for goods or services offered by the producer, such as a retail store, market or similar). They analyze distribution costs to determine when vehicles (trucks, vans, airplanes, etc.) should be replaced or phased out and perform ongoing preventative maintenance for the company’s fleet of transportation assets. The Fleet Management function is also responsible for ensuring that transportation assets are used efficiently (e.g., gas use, driver habits, route monitoring, etc.) and safely.