The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) and Benchmark Sponsor, Ontario Truck Driving School (OTDS), have announced that the 5th annual PMTC Canadian Private Fleet Benchmarking Survey instrument is live
as of February 8, 2021.
This study is open for completion by all private fleets that have a base of operations in Canada. PMTC membership is not a requirement.
“For the last four years, the PMTC has partnered with the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and re-introduced the first Canadian-specific private benchmarking survey reports since 2011,” said PMTC President Mike Millian. “The response to these surveys and the quality of the produced Benchmarking Report have been gratifying and provide a valuable tool and resource to our membership. As a result, we are once again partnering with the NPTC for the 2021 Survey. The NPTC has been producing a private fleet benchmark survey in the U.S. annually since 2005, and by partnering with them again, the PMTC feels it is guaranteeing another quality and highly respected report for our members.”
The PMTC has a Benchmarking Committee, made up of Canadian operators who review the survey annually. The Committee works on shaping the survey and updating it to ensure it is reflective of the current Canadian marketplace. This input is invaluable in ensuring the Survey instrument is current, relevant and valuable to Canadian fleets. This year, the Committee made some adjustments to questions received from fleet members.
The Survey is designed for the benefit of PMTC members and its results will only be provided, at no charge, with their PMTC membership. The Survey is a valuable tool that will allow private fleets to benchmark their operations to other best-in class performers. A performance evaluation/validation and opportunity identification guide, based on industry standards of excellence. This free value to our members would not be possible without the support of our Benchmark Sponsor, the Ontario Truck Driving School. “We are thrilled that OTDS has chosen to partner with the PMTC and its members and to invest in sponsoring this survey for a second consecutive year! This sponsorship helps to cover the costs of the report, which allows the PMTC to provide this report free to its membership,” said Millian.
“As a registered private career college, who prides ourselves on maintaining the highest education standards resulting in the best “in class” entry-level drivers to the trucking industry, we at OTDS feel sponsoring a survey that allows fleets to compare best practices and benchmark their operations to help them be best in class at what they do was a natural fit. We are proud to help the PMTC make this resource available to its members,” said OTDS President and CEO Gus Rahim.
- The results of the Benchmarking Report will be released on June 18, 2021, and an overview will be provided at the PMTC’s Annual Conference on June 16.
- Participants in the survey, who are PMTC members, will be invited to sit in on a special pre-release webcast to review the results in detail.
- In addition, those member companies that participate in the survey are welcome to request specialized, customized reports to better calibrate their operation against best-in-class performers.
To complete the Survey, please visit www.pmtc.ca/CMFiles/2020PMTCBenchmarkingSurvey.pdf.
Carriers will have until March 20, 2021, to complete and submit their responses. The PMTC Benchmarking Study can also be found on the PMTC website, www.pmtc.ca, under the ‘Publications’ tab.