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MATS 2013

Posted by Linda Chambers on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 @ 02:50 PM

It is that time again. Time for the Mid America Trucking Show, held in Louisville, KY, this year from today March 21st until Saturday the 23rd.

Although we are not exhibiting and I am not even attending any of the three day event, Soap Warehouse is having a presence through the publications we are advertising in, special offers sent out via Twitter and interacting with those on Facebook that are at the event.

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We are in Transportation Topics buyers guide this entire year on their web site at

We have also been running ads in Fleet Owner magazine and this month we have a quarter page ad on page 136 that contains a QR code directing scanners with smart phones to view a special offer.

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Here is Jim Mele from Fleet Owner on the show room floor.

I hope you take the opportunity to join in and order some Fleet Wash products during the sale time for MATS. Look for the Twitter links that also post to our Facebook to get to the pages with the offers.



Tags: Soap Warehouse, Mid America Trucking Show, MATS, fleet washes, Fleet Wash

Fleet Truck Wash Savings.

Posted by Linda Chambers on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

This can mean many things to different people. To a trucker it may just mean where can he find the cheapest truck wash, but to the mobile fleet truck washer it may mean a few other things.

1. The least expensive cost per wash
2. The least expensive soap
3. The lowest labor cost per wash
4. The shortest time spent to clean

Well here at Soap Warehouse we have some products that can be all of these things.

Our top seller and performer for the last nineteen year is Brown Derby. This high alkaline truck wash is the best at removing magnetic road film and is considered "Brushless" in the industry since you only need to spray it on, let it work and then rinse it back off. The only similar results you could get would be to two step, but then you would be taking up more time and labor.

Compared to similar Brown Soap products in the marketplace our Brown Derby is still the best value when compared wash for wash. Others may seem to have a lower cost per gallon, but once you actually get out in the field using it, theirs will take more soap per wash, therefore costing more in the long run. Brown Derby is highly concentrated and easily adjusted to each contractors specific needs at the job site. You should always take into account, hardness of the water used, the equipments dilution ratio, water pressure, flow rate, outside air temperature, temperature of the water used with the soap, and even the temperature of the surface being cleaned.

These other factors will also effect a contractors costs, time and labor needed along with the soap to get the proper cleaning.

Now if polished aluminum is an issue and you do not want the added cost of product, time and labor with using an acid cleaner after, or even with two stepping prior to washing, then you should consider one of our "Safe Finish" washes; Blue Lighting, White Lightning, Big Rig Brite or Truck N Tuff (TNT). 

TNT is our light wash product that is great for the frequent fleet washer or to use in between the heavy cleaning washings. One pail of TNT super concentrate can make 54 gallons of RTU (ready to use) truck wash, which gives great savings in shipping costs.

Blue Lightning is our most popular "Safe Finish" as it is economical while still giving the "Brushless" features contractors want. Used most commonly at a 1:35 dilution many can get good performance up to 1:50 and even further using hot water machines.

White Lightning is the same as Blue just with twice as much of the active cleaning ingredients making it better for those not washed as often fleets or dirtier than most fleets such as company delivery vans or electric company fleets.

The last of our "Safe Finish" products is Big Rig Brite. This is our top of the line finsh safe product that has added water softeners and sheeting action ingredients, that leaves a near wax shine without the cost or use of any wax. It leaves a practically spot free shine on polished aluminum and chrome.

With proper dilution and equipment settings these fleet washes will save you money, with lower shipping costs due to product concentration, less labor cost due to time saved during washing, contact use today with your current soap product information and we will be happy to provide you with a comparative cost analysis between that product on our of ours. Call and see how much money we could save you this year for your fleet washing business. 1-800-762-7911, or visit

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