Should You Clean Your Own Fleet?

In the long run, cleaning your fleet can save you a significant amount of time. From keeping drivers healthy, improving the retention rate, and drastically lowering how much you pay in repair costs, making sure you have clean trucks is essential. But is it worth it to hire a company to clean your fleet? Should you take care of fleet cleaning yourself? Here are a few things you should know before you start cleaning your trucks yourself:

Benefits of Fleet Cleaning

As trucks drive up and down the road, dirt and other chemicals from the highway get stuck to the sides and underside of the vehicle. Over time this will start to corrode the metal and paint and can cost thousands (or tens of thousands) to repair. Fleet cleaning keeps all of this off your vehicle, so they need fewer exterior repairs. Fleet repair is also important because it lowers the chances trucks get pulled over, reflects positively on your company, and makes your drivers happier (and less likely to quit).

Difficulties of Self Cleaning

At first glance, you may think you should clean your own vehicle. While this is possible, it also has a lot of drawbacks. One of the most important is simply how much time it takes. The longer it takes a vehicle to be properly maintained, the longer it takes to get back on the road. This downtime can add up over the year, especially with large fleets, and cut into business profits.

Self-cleaning can also have a lot of significant startup costs. Purchasing equipment like pressure washers and industrial detergent as well as hiring new employees can be cost-prohibitive. 

Use A Professional Cleaner

No matter how big your fleet is, having a professional clean it is the easiest, most cost-efficient way to get it done. Save yourself the time, energy, and worry by letting a company that already has the tools and personnel take care of it. The small investment in a professional company vastly offsets the large repair costs of not maintaining your fleet.

Contact us today at Under-Pressure Steam & Clean for a free quote!