LazrTek has received several repetitive truck wash questions from our visitors. We found the answers to those questions useful for those who are interested in the truck wash business. So, we’d like to them with you!
Answers for Truck Wash Questions
1. What Is Needed for A Commercial Truck Wash?
A number of factors must be taken into consideration to construct the right commercial truck wash system. There is a lot of pre-planning involved, and all LazrTek wash systems are custom designed to take maximum advantage of the real estate and provide the “wash customer” with the best experience. Our custom-designed truck imaging centers are not “cookie-cutter” clones designed for our convenience. LazrTek offers a broad array of the newest and very best truck wash equipment and we are not “married” to particular equipment.
We have our own proprietary equipment and also utilize other manufacturers when it is best for the region and the end-user results. LazrTEk is experienced in touchless, gantry, brushes, chemicals, blowers, pressure wands, and all the tools needed to provide a truck driver a memorable and great experience.
2. Do Utilities Really Matter for A Commercial Truck Wash?
This is an interesting truck wash question. For a commercial truck wash to operate effectively, proper utilities are needed for the truck wash bay. Water, electricity, gas, and drainage (sewer?) are just a few of the elements needed when custom designing a commercial truck wash.
3. What Is the Minimum Acreage Needed for A Commercial Truck Wash?
In order to be successful and have ‘good traffic flow’ for the incoming and exiting trucks, we recommend a minimum of 3 acres (perhaps 2.5 if it is perfect) but a more reasonable size is 4-5 acres.
4. How Long Does a Commercial Wash Bay Need to Be?
Because commercial truck washes provide a fully thorough clean, there needs to be room for all washing equipment and enough length to provide proper dwell time on the truck between each step of the cleaning process. At a minimum, the truck wash bay needs to be 95 feet long, though we do recommend a length of 150 feet (or more) when available. We have experience with many different wash bay sizes and are able to help you plan a new truck wash building design to create the most efficient and best customer experience in a profitable drive-thru truck wash business.
6. Can A Simple, Basic Truck Wash Still Be Successful?
Realistically, most commercial truck washes open to the public have all the bells and whistles! Customers expect commercial truck washes to have all the options and the ability to get a great clean. It will be up to you how detailed your truck wash will be and how many services you offer. Most washes allow for different options and ‘add-ons’ for each individual customer’s wash. Sometimes this includes a ‘stop for detail’ area and typically includes dryers (blowers). It may include specific wheel washers, undercarriage wash, trailer washout, chrome polish, etc.
7. Is It Worth the Trouble & Effort To Build A Commercial Vehicle Wash?
“YES!” This is another common truck wash question. A good truck wash in a good location with great results is highly profitable. It is critical to choose the right Truck Wash development partner for your project. LazrTek is a practical, experienced, truck imaging partner who understands the wants and needs of the end-user truckdriver. LazrTek focuses on the best and latest technology to drive sales by offering truckers speed, price, and convenience (wash by appointment). It’s important to partner with an experienced company like LazrTek and to start with a proper feasibility study and business model for your truck imaging center.
8. Why Is Lazrtek the Best Choice for A Commercial Wash Development?
LazrTek is a true truck wash developer with “ground-up” experience in all wash solutions and the newest technologies, both wash equipment and digital technologies. Our proven marketing systems clearly set us apart from any competition. We take great pride in the fact that in all of the truck washes we have developed and built over the years, over 95% of our customers/partners continue to use our equipment and our washing detergents and chemicals. Our partners typically rely on our maintenance and service technicians for their routine system maintenance and repairs.
We think our track record speaks volumes in confirming our experience and abilities as well as our passion to achieve complete customer satisfaction through the quality and innovation of our equipment, the superiority of our detergents, and the ongoing technical support for our customers.
Lazrtek also provides critical digital marketing strategies to ensure our partners have the latest in customer awareness, customer retention, and new customer acquisition systems to reach market dominance. Our truck imaging developments begin marketing before they open and our digital marketing systems create strong customer engagement, customer satisfaction, and retention.