Top 3 Reasons Fleet Managers Like Clean Trucks

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Fleet managers have a tough job. Research indicates that a typical tractor-trailer rig costs over $100,000.00 a year to operate. Fleet managers are responsible for keeping these costs under control.

Aside from the enormous cost of fuel, other expenses for tractor-trailers include:

  • Oils
  • Fluids
  • Tires
  • Lights
  • Electronics
  • Various mechanical breakdowns associated with normal wear and tear

And fleet managers are responsible for ALL OF IT!

With all of these costs, why would a fleet manager even entertain the idea of spending money on a fleet washing program?

We’re glad you asked!

A Clean Fleet Sends a Positive Message

Trucks are rolling billboards. They carry the message of the brand they transport. Those logos on the side of a truck don’t do any good if no one can see them…or worse -if they’re covered in road grime, salt, and filth.

Drivers feel a sense of pride when their rig is clean.  We all know what it feels like to drive a nice clean, well-maintained vehicle. We also know what it feels like to drive a piece of junk.

Which feels better?

Driving the nice clean vehicle, of course!

Professional drivers feel the same way. And a happy driver is a much better, safer, more conscientious driver.

It’s always easier to do your best when you look and feel your best.


       Clean Vehicles are More Fuel Efficient

It’s true. A clean vehicle produces less ‘drag’ (the friction caused by air passing over a vehicle’s surface is called ‘drag’). Cleaner vehicles are more fuel efficient. It might only be by a small amount, but when fuel is one of your fleet’s biggest expenses….every little bit counts


        Clean Fleets are Easier to Maintain

Have you ever tried to find where something is leaking from when the entire area is covered in dirt, goo, and grime?  Pretty impossible, right?  

Leaks and wear marks are easier to see on clean trucks. And being able to spot a maintenance issue before it becomes a repair issue saves the fleet manager time and money.


Clean trucks send a positive message to the public, to your mechanics who wrench on the fleet, and to the drivers that operate those big rigs. Clean trucks are more fuel efficient, and generally easier to maintain. And finally, clean trucks just look nice, don’t they?


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