Automated truck wash systems

Our automatic truck wash systems provide the lowest cost-per-wash while reaching the ultimate goal of a clean vehicle.

We’ve been in business since 1971 and use our experience to provide the USA & Canada with the best truck wash systems. We manufacture the automated truck wash equipment at our building and set it up at your location. By minimizing the total cost of each wash, your choice to build a truck wash offers a fantastic return on investment that is maximized by giving vehicles a longer life and reducing fleet maintenance.

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Truck and Fleet Wash Systems

We work hard to provide the best automatic truck wash solution for your specific situation!

We are the manufacturer of the automated truck wash equipment and the fleet cleaning detergents. Being the truck wash manufacturer allows us to customize your wash system to best fit your needs. Since we also manufacture fleet cleaning detergents, you’ll get a holistic fleet washing solution that works best for you. Whether your goal is simple or more complex, we find the best solution for you.

Common Questions

Why does your fleet need an automated truck wash?

  • It reduces maintenance costs and extends the life of the vehicle.
  • People trust a company that looks professional and clean.
  • Drivers become easier to recruit and retain when they drive clean, well-maintained trucks.
  • An automated fleet truck wash system is faster and more efficient than paying an employee or an outside company to clean your vehicles.
  • A truck that is clean and maintained on the outside can reduce DOT inspections and costly delays.

Why choose Hydro-Chem Systems for your automated truck wash?

  • Hydro-Chem Systems has been in business for almost 50 years! We have extensive experience with many automated vehicle wash systems; from the basic school bus wash to the extensive public commercial truck wash to everyone’s favorite 18 wheeler truck wash, we’ve done them all.
  • Each large vehicle wash is custom manufactured and tailored to the individual client’s desires – from a very basic truck wash to having all the bells and whistles – we understand and design our wash to your needs.
  • We strive to achieve the lowest cost-per-wash possible while still attaining the ultimate goal of a CLEAN vehicle
  • We remove many of the unnecessary moving parts, reducing the chance of parts breaking down or wearing out too quickly to provide you with low maintenance costs for your wash equipment.
  • We are the manufacturer of both the fleet wash equipment and the truck wash soaps so we know EXACTLY how they work together, giving us the ability to provide your fleet with the best clean.

What are the most important factors for using an automated truck wash?

Water Quality
Soft water is a must – washing with hard water will force you to use a stronger soap at a higher concentration.

Water Temperature
Using warm water to apply soap will allow you to use less soap at a lower concentration with shorter dwell time.
The detergent choice must be tailored to the conditions of the wash, the vehicles, and cleanliness goals.

The ability to apply the soap evenly and thoroughly will allow for a proper clean no matter the size or shape of the vehicle.

Dwell Time
The period of time that the truck wash soap sits on the vehicle to break down the road film and dirt.

High Pressure Rinse
Using different spinners at different angles, the high pressure rinse manifold is able to thoroughly rinse all surfaces of the vehicles including the sides, wheels, and chassis.