I posted this blog on <a href=“http://washologyllc.com/blog/mobile-fleet-wash-pricing/”>mobile fleet wash pricing</a>. What do you guys think?
Mobile Fleet Wash Cost
This article is going to dive into some aspects and examples of mobile wash pricing.
Savvy fleet managers realize they save time and money using a mobile fleet wash vendor. We’re going to go into the different factors that play into the overall cost, then talk about the actual numbers involved.
Size of Fleet The time and cost to set up for a wash job is the same no matter how many trucks are being washed. In the end, this means larger fleets will have a lower per piece price. Type of Vehicles The time it takes to wash each piece will play a big part in the overall cost. A greasy dump truck is going to take much longer than a short haul tractor. Frequency of Wash The longer the duration between washes, the dirtier the vehicles are going to get. The dirtier they are, the longer they take to wash. Therefore, more frequent washing is going to cost less per piece. Water Recovery The geography and layout of the site play a big role in how the waste water will be recovered. We can work with anything; however, it all comes down to time. If it all drains into one drain, it’s a quick process. If it’s a variable grade and we have to set up sand snakes to divert water, it could take a lot longer.
How much does it cost?
It’s hard to pin down an exact price, as there is so much variation within the industry. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. These are rough numbers based on typical tractors and trailers and do not take the above listed factors into consideration.
On the cheapest end of the scale, prices can go as low as $4-$10/e. At this point, a wash vendor is cutting serious corners. You want to ensure they are a legitimate business (more on that here). Ie. Legal workers, insured, registered with the state, Federal Id number.
The next step up from that is going to be from $10-$14/e. In this price range, you’re more likely looking at a legitimate business. To offer these prices, a washer is going to have to be blazing fast. The quality of the final product will most likely be on the low side.
In my experience, the majority of wash vendors are going to be in the $15-$22/e range. This leaves enough money to run a legitimate operation and take enough time to do a good wash job. This is usually where we stand.
Above and beyond the $22/e range, you’re looking at more custom fine detailing type work. This can be great if you want your trucks sparkling for a special event; but, you don’t want to be paying this much for a regularly scheduled wash.