The truck washing industry has come a long way in the last couple of decades and most people in the industry have seen the changes and not really thought much about them. For instance we are starting to see the first really capable automatic truck washes. Years the prior many municipalities, tour bus companies and large trucking companies began purchasing automatic drive thru truck washes and perhaps you are familiar with one of the more popular brand names of these RYCO. Recently some interested in perhaps purchasing such a unit asks;."How do you feel about the totally automated truck wash systems? More over how do truckers feel?".From an efficiency standpoint I like them, although under whelmed by some of the systems, especially cleaning tractors with all the mirrors, chrome, between tanks, around the stacks, etc.
Not so good for that even this new Belanger V-Max System, yes, it looks cool, good for squares like box trailers, Greyhound Bus and such, for cleaning a polished out Peterbuilt? No, you will not be happy with the results, but it does cut the total time down to under 12 minutes, then you could hand brush the rest and finish er' off to getr' done.My thoughts are I more like the InterClean system, mostly because I think the owner is a straight shooter, not very salesy. He seems to be a lot less BS and lot more Texas style cattle owner without the 10-gallon Stetson with pink silk inlay and fancy fake diamonds.I just get so tired of the BS in the industry sometimes. I think those folks need some serious talking to really.
But I tend to like a couple of the newer systems. The big question is can you get the long-haul independents to drive their pride and joy thru it? Interesting topic indeed, consider this in 2006..
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By: Lance Winslow