As much of a hassle as cleaning all of your vehicles may seem, we cannot overstate how important it is to keep on top of a consistent wash schedule. It may seem innocuous but making sure that your company vehicles are always clean and ready to go is actually a huge part of keeping your business up and running in an efficient and professional manner. While it may not seem like a big deal as long as your vehicles still run, you need to take a few more things into consideration. It can get tiresome, but it is always better to be safe than sorry.
For one thing, having dirty equipment out on the road is a poor reflection on your company. While obviously some things will happen while driving that you cannot clean on the go, there is often a clear difference between a truck that hit a patch of mud and a truck that hit some mud two month ago and never got washed. If you have ever seen cars or trucks that have been graffitied by someone rubbing away some of the dirt to say things like “Wash Me”, then you know what I mean. Letting your vehicle get to that state is something that will only reflect poorly on you and your employees.
Another reason that getting your trucks washed should be a high priority is the possibility of transporting something that should not be transported. While it is rare to find an animal or something similar either in a trailer or even in the undercarriage of a truck, it does happen. This isn’t really what we worry about, though. What our concern is relates to bacteria or even plant matter that can be unknowingly transported and dropped off in another location. Bacteria can grow at alarming rates and if your trucks aren’t cleaned regularly, you may run the risk of contaminating whatever it is that you transport. If you tend to ferry something like food or medicine, this can have possibly deadly results.
Making sure that your trucks are clean is one of the most important things that you can do for your company. Check out Neptune’s list of automated wash systems to see what will best fit your business’s needs. We have things for every consumer regardless of size, sanitation level, or what work it is that you do. We can promise that we have something for everyone!