Obviously we all know that cleaning our vehicles is an important part of owning one. This is especially true when you own a fleet of trucks or a large amount of construction equipment. One question, however, is why. Why do we need to wash our trucks? Why do we need to have clean equipment? After all, it’s just going to get dirty again. Why not just leave it, as long as it still works. The fact is there are dozens, maybe even hundreds of reasons to clean your trucks and other business equipment. While I certainly don’t have enough room to explain all of them, I will tell you some of the main points.
First of all, vehicles get dirty. Obviously, you know this, but what you may not know is what is in the dirt. Some of the things that can attach to your trucks can be carried hundreds of miles and be dropped off in places that those particles don’t naturally occur. This means that sometimes, ecosystems can be set off balance by a single bug or plant that somehow made the journey across the country with you. If you have ever had to deal with an invasive species of bug or a weed that hadn’t been in your area before, you know how annoying and sometimes scary it can be. Even just having a larger amount of a normal species than usual can be a huge problem. Believe me, I remember the ladybug infestation Maryland had around a decade ago. It may sound cute, but it was actually some rather frightening stuff.
Another reason to keep your vehicles clean is because they are the part of your company that the public sees. As with anything, you will of course want to put your best foot forward when it comes to the appearance of your business. If people see trucks going down the road that are so dirty they can’t tell the original color, then their automatic opinion of you will naturally go down. Unfortunately, this is something that can affect your company adversely. It doesn’t matter how good your business runs, because first impressions are everything.
These are only two of the many reasons to make sure that your trucks are cleaned. We hope you understand just how much having a clean fleet matters.