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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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Mid America Trucking Show 2012

Posted by Linda Chambers on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 @ 10:38 AM

It was another great show this year in Louisville, KY. We again were a sponsor of Big Rig Networks MATS 2012 Sweepstakes.

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Our first winner on Friday of 5 gallons of product was Keith Sermon from Louisville, KY who is a driver for Landstar.

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Then on Saturday winning 5 gallons of truck wash was Chris Fowler of Jackson, MO.

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We enjoyed being able to walk around and visit will all the freight companies at MATS there looking for drivers. We hope to better reach new Owner Operators through the companies they work for instead of exhibiting in a booth and trying to talk to drivers one on one.

MATS truck wash specials will still be available until April 30th, so call us if you would like to try a 5 gallon of one or more of our great truck wash products.

Tags: White Lightning, truck washes, Big Rig Brite, Blue Lightning, Brown Derby, Mid America Trucking Show, MATS

Great American Trucking Show 2011

Posted by Linda Chambers on Mon, Aug 29, 2011 @ 12:44 PM

GATS as is it more affectionately known, has come and gone for another year. This past week in Dallas TX, truckers and trucking enthusiasts came to see what was new in the industry, look at cool decked out trucks, and listen to country music singer and song writer Jamey Johnson perform.

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GATS East is one of the three top trucking shows held every year in the US. And although Soap Warehouse was not an exhibitor this time, we have been in the past and we continued our 4 year run participating in Big Rig Network's Sweepstakes, with drawings held daily at their booth.

Soap Warehouse gave one lucky winner per day a 5 gallon tight drum of concentrated truck wash. Winners could chose between five different washes: Brown Derby, Big Rig Brite, Blue Lightning, White Lightning or Truck-N-Tuff.

This years winners for the first time were both from TX; Roger Horton of Grandury and Jack Currie of Kennard.


We congratulate them on being our winners and look forward to them using one of our great truck wash chemicals to clean their rigs.

Our next event to exhibit will be in October in Nashville at the Power Washers of North America Convention. But our next Truck Show will not be until next Spring we we will once again be back at the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. We will look forward to seeing you there.

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Tags: White Lightning, Truck-N-Tuff, GATS, Great American Trucking Show, Big Rig Network, truck wash chemicals, truck washes, Big Rig Brite, Blue Lightning, Soap Warehouse, Brown Derby, PWNA, Great American Truck Show, Mid America Trucking Show

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