LOOKS LIKE NEW: Trucks and 53-ft. trailers can be driven through the touchless truck wash for a thorough cleaning with no risk of damage.
BRADFORD, Ont. – A new touchless truck wash for big rigs has opened in Bradford.
Lotto Pumping and Hydrovac Services first installed the touchless truck wash to clean its own construction and industrial waste vehicles, a fleet that required regular cleaning.
Now, it’s opening it up to the trucking industry.
“We originally developed it to clean our own fleet, and have now opened it to the industry operating as Artesian Truck Wash,” says Neil Bowman, a spokesman for the new entity. “The idea was to let the local people know, but it is taking off. Everyone is very happy with it.”
The truck wash takes any size truck and up to a 53-foot trailer, but nothing wider than a transport trailer. Bowman praises the “touchless” feature, which prevents damage to the body of the vehicle.
“You’re basically through in less than five minutes,” he notes. “We have an undercarriage spray, to get the salt nicely off the undercarriage off the truck.”
The process is similar to a touchless car wash: the first stage is a chemical brightener and chemical spray; the second stage is a recycled water spray that does the initial cleaning; and the last stage is a fresh water rinse, including the undercarriage.
The truck wash is manufactured by Interclean.
It’s a process which differs from some mobile washes where chemicals are dispersed on the parking lots, and liquid waste can run into a storm drain.
Bowman says the environmental merits of the new Interclean product has earned approval from the Ontario Ministry of Environment due to a “reclaimed” disposal method.
“The water goes back into a big reservoir. The water is contained. If anything does go through it goes into the sewer system/sewage plant,” he said.
Artesian Truck Wash is located at the north end of Bradford, about three kms from Hwy. 400. The street address is 280 Artesian Industrial Parkway, Box 695, Bradford, Ont.
It’s open from 7 a. m. to 7 p. m. from Monday to Friday. The company is considering opening its new service on Saturday, upon demand.
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