Drivers tend to most of their work life in and around your companies\\\\\\\' greatest assets, trucks. A lot of money is spent on training them and ensuring that they operate the vehicle in an economical and safe manner. Actually, you are definitely aware; drivers are the biggest variable in the operating costs (such as fuel, tire consumption) of a fleet. Their driving style also impacts maintenance costs (brakes, clutches) and ownership costs (vehicle life, insurance costs). That puts the driver or operator front and center of an efficiently run fleet, effectively making them the first line of defense.