PMTC and OTDS announce the release of the 5th Annual Canadian Private Fleet Benchmarking Survey

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The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada and Benchmark Sponsor, Ontario Truck Driving School, have announced that the 5th annual PMTC Canadian Private Fleet benchmarking survey instrument is live as of today, February 8th.  This study is open for completion by all Private Fleets which have a base of operations in Canada. PMTC Membership is not a requirement.

“For the last 4 years the PMTC has partnered with the National Private Truck Council and re-introduced the first Canadian specific private benchmarking survey reports since 2011” remarked PMTC President Mike Millian. “The response to these surveys and the quality of the Benchmarking report produced 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 2020 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 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 we have made some adjustments to questions as a result of our Fleet Members feedback.

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. This free value to our members would not be possible without the support of our Sponsor for 2021, Ontario Truck Driving School. “We are thrilled that OTDS has choose to partner with the PMTC and its members and has chosen to invest in sponsoring this survey for a 2nd consecutive year! . This sponsorship helps to cover the costs of the report, which allows the PMTC to provide this report free to its membership.”, continued 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 bench mark 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” stated OTDS President and CEO Gus Rahim.

  • The results of the benchmarking report will be released on June 18th, 2021, and an overview will be provided at the PMTC’s annual conference on June 17th.
  • 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.
Mike Millian
Mike grew up on a beef farm in rural Southwestern Ontario in Huron County and began his career in the Trucking Industry in 1990 at the age of 18. Mike spent three years working for a local carrier Hauling Livestock and bulk agriculture products. At the age of 21 Mike went to work for a long Haul Refrigerated and general freight carrier and spent 5 years hauling freight in all 48 US Mainland States and 6 Canadian Provinces. The Carrier then opened a Certified Driver Training School in 1998 and Mike came off the road to become one of the Schools First Certified Driver Trainers. In 2000 Mike Transitioned into Safety and Compliance for the Fleet, while still working part time as a Trainer for the School. In 2002 Mike moved over to a Private Fleet and became the Safety, Compliance, Maintenance and Training manager for the Hensall District Co-operative’s Commercial Trucking Fleet. Mike spent the next 12.5 years with Hensall and oversaw the Fleets as it grew from 40 Trucks in 2002 to over 160 in 2015. In January of 2015 Mike moved into the Trucking Association business and was named the President of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, where he remains in his current role.