FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research have released a comprehensive benchmarking study that examines fleet maintenance practices in heavy- and medium-duty fleets.

The study covers preventive maintenance intervals, maintenance and repair part and tire costs, preferences for maintenance providers, and replacement part purchases.

The report also contains information on the average age of vehicles, typical replacement cycles, and other details to be used as benchmarking tools by commercial truck fleets.

Fleets can use the 18-page report 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 costs.

The report separates data on Class 8 trucks, commercial trailers by segment, and Class 6-7 trucks.

Data was collected by surveying 83 fleet maintenance executives from small, medium, and large for-hire and private fleets. In total, the respondents are responsible for 64,000 medium- and heavy-duty trucks and 120,000 trailers. All duty cycles, vehicle brands, types of trailers, and age of equipment were represented in the survey results.

FTR collects and analyzes data on North American freight transportation, issuing reports and forecasts for trucking, rail, and intermodal transportation. CK Commercial Vehicle Research surveys fleet advisors representing a mix of large, medium, and small for-hire, private, and government fleet operations.

The report is being offered at a discounted price to eligible North American fleet operations. For questions on the report, contact Don Ake by phoning 888-988-1699 x47 or emailing to  To order a copy for your fleet, click here.