FTR and CKCVR Release Comprehensive Fleet Maintenance Benchmarking Study


FTR and CKCVR have released a new comprehensive benchmarking study covering fleet maintenance practices including PM intervals, maintenance and repair part and tire costs, preferences for maintenance providers and replacement part purchases. In addition to the maintenance issues addressed in this report, it also includes valuable information regarding average age of vehicles, typical replacement cycles and other details that may be useful as benchmarking tools for North American commercial truck fleets.

The data and analysis included in the 18-page report can be used broadly as a benchmarking tool for commercial vehicle fleets to determine how they measure up to other fleets with regard to their maintenance practices and to see how other similar operations handle these duties and contain the associated costs. The report provides separate data on Class 8 trucks, commercial trailers by segment, and Class 6-7 trucks.   The report will be useful to all trucking fleets, but especially for fleets with limited in-house analytics capabilities.

Data was collected in 2016 by surveying eighty-three fleet maintenance executives from small, medium and large for-hire and private fleets.  In total, the respondents are responsible for the operation and maintenance of 64,000 medium and heavy duty trucks (primarily class 8) and 120,000 trailers.  All duty cycles, vehicle brands, types of trailers and age of equipment were represented in the survey results.

The report is being offered at a discounted price to eligible North American fleet operations. If you have any questions regarding this report and how it can benefit you, please call Don Ake at 888-988-1699 x47 or email at [email protected].  To order a copy for your fleet, please go to

For more information about the work of FTR, visit, follow on Twitter @ftrintel, or call (888) 988-1699 Ext. 1.

About FTR

For more than two decades, FTR has been the thought leader in freight transportation forecasting in North America.  The company’s national award-winning forecasters collect and analyze all data likely to impact freight movement, issuing consistently reliable reports for trucking, rail, and intermodal transportation, as well as providing demand analysis for commercial vehicle and railcar.  FTR’s forecasting and specially designed reports have resulted in advanced planning and cost-savings for companies throughout the transportation sector.

About CK Commercial Vehicle Research

CK Commercial Vehicle Research has been surveying fleets for more than a decade and data reported in the Fleet Sentiment Report tracks activity from 2006. For more information about the Fleet Sentiment Report and other CK Commercial Vehicle reporting visit or call Chris Kemmer at 614-459-9369

CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR) is a business of CK Marketing & Communications located in Columbus, Ohio.  CKCVR surveys fleet advisors representing a mix of large, medium and small for-hire, private and government fleet operations.