Private motor truck council of Canada




Benchmarking yourself against other like minded and similar business operations is a key way to see how you stack up against others. It allows you to validate your performance based on comparative peer data, identify areas of improvement and opportunity, and to highlight significant trends affecting your operations.

There are many benchmarking products and services out there in the transportation industry, and many of them provide great information. One thing is missing from the Canadian Marketplace however, and that is a Benchmarking Tool that is specifically designed with the private and dedicated fleet operator in mind.  

The PMTC's 3rd Annual Canadian Fleet Benchmarking Survey instrument is live as of February 5th. This study is open for completion to all private and dedicated fleets which have a base of operations in Canada.

“Last year the PMTC partnered with the National Private Truck Council and re introduced the first Canadian specific private benchmarking survey report since 2011” remarked PMTC President Mike Millian. “The response to last year’s survey was gratifying, and the quality of the Benchmarking report produced was a valuable tool and resource to our membership. As a result, we are once again partnering with the NPTC for the 2019 Survey.  The NPTC has been producing a private fleet benchmark survey in the USA 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 formed a benchmarking committee in 2017, made up of Canadian operators who reviewed the NPTC survey. They worked on shaping the survey and formed it to ensure it was reflective of the Canadian marketplace. This input was invaluable in ensuring the Canadian survey instrument was as relevant and valuable as possible to Canadian fleets.

The Committee met again this year to review, revise and improve the survey further. The result is an even more targeted, informative and valuable industry tool. 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 yet another value add 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.

The results of the benchmarking report will be released on (Date to be Announced), and an overview will be provided at the PMTC’s Annual Conference.  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 click on this link provided 2019 Benchamrking Study. Carriers will have until March 16th to complete and submit their responses.The PMTC Benchmark Study can also be found under the Publications Tab.  

Bell is proud to sponsor the 2018 and 2019 PMTC Private Fleet Benchmarking report and partner with the Private Motor Trucking Council of Canada. For the last three years, we have engaged Mike Millian, President of the Private
Motor Truck Council, as a subject matter expert speaker, travelling across the country meeting with hundreds
of Canadian companies involved in the trucking industry. These roadshows have enabled education, thought
leadership and important dialogue about all of the changes, challenges and opportunities the industry is
facing. We deeply value Mike’s contributions and our partnership with the PMTC.

At Bell, we are committed to best serving the needs of the transportation industry. Our ability to effectively do
that involves a deep understanding of those who work in the industry day in and day out. Since 2000, Bell has
been offering leading fleet management solutions on Canada’s best national network. The information
contained herein will ensure we continue to deliver the best services and solutions for the transportation
industry in Canada, today and into the future.