Vehicle Washing question from user dclark

 

Vehicle Washing question from user dclark

Looking for a CAR /SUV and Pickups WASH POLICY. Has any one look into this such as Wash Cards, On site venders. Right now we use local venders which seems to be all over the place. Thanks dc

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We do not have a formalized written Wash Policy. Many of our departments have a lot of autonomy within our campus, we have to be very flexible and still retain some controls.

In our area, FL Robert's operates many car wash facilities with fuel stations.

We use a Wright Express Fleet Fuel Card for fuel in all vehicles, (we have on-site pumps which we internally program to accept the WEX Card, which avoids a fee/transaction charge) and when purchasing fuel at the pumps, you can authorize a car wash.

This way, the car wash purchase comes as a separate line item on our WEX Statement and can be broken out for reporting purposes.

With this system, we can monitor use of car wash without opening up the WEX card to all purchases (they are restricted to fuel and "PUMP PURCHASES" and because the WEX card is vehicle specific, we have added "authorized fuelers". That way we even know who got the vehicle washed and even allows temporary employees and students to assist in maintaining the cleanliness of our fleet.

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We have  own car wash systems installed. One for our vehicles at McCarran International Airport and a bus wash facility at our Rental Car facility for our bus fleet.

We do not use anything else out here, however I am told that County uses Wright Brothers Fueling cards which some of their locations have car wash facilities. It is billed (I think) at $10.00 per wash to the unit (card).

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Our policy only states the driver(s) are to keep the vehicle clean. We have accounts set up with the two car washes in town, so the driver can select whichever one they are close to. We are billed monthly.

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We have a vendor who comes to our garages during evening hours when the vehicles are parked for the night. The vendor brings a power washer and uses just water to wash the vehicles. Take home vehicle washing is the responsibility of the driver. We have accounts at various local car wash facilities.

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We have a single vendor who washes on site every six weeks. This is for fourteen sites so is spread out a little so that if you miss in one area you can find them in another site a couple of days later. There is a list put out to the local supervisors so that it can be posted in the using buildings.
Drivers can also use their company credit card to get their vehicle washed or at one of our site areas for washing vehicles.

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NDOR does not have a wash policy. We use our own people to wash our equipment and also use the Voyager Card at commercial stations.

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It is the Oregon State Lottery's policy that permanently assigned vehicles be washed every two weeks or more often if necessary. Since our vehicles are scattered all over the state, we issue blanket purchases orders to vendors that will accept them. For others, we procure car wash coupons and issue them to drivers. Buying coupons in bulk does bring the cost of a wash down significantly. Currently we are paying about $4.25 per wash.

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The driver is responsible to keep vehicle clean. Light duty vehicles can use the fuel card to obtain a car wash. Medium and Heavy duty vehicles are washed in the yard by an outside vendor.

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Our policy (MO DNR) says drivers are responsible for keeping the vehicle clean, but we don't have anything that specifies once a month or other specific time frame. Locally (Jefferson City) we have made arrangements with a couple of car washes so all drivers need to do is pull in and give license numbers, sign log, then wash centrally bills. WEX card is also allowed and used -- which works well when drivers pay attention because around here some stations give per gallon discount when you buy a car wash. From my military motor pool experience, having something on site is great -BUT- between environmental requirements, cost of a decent wash bay, finding a location that everybody would use, it can be a challenge. I personnally think bidding out the service, especially if there are multiple washes owned by the same "company" in a limited area could get a reduced price. But there are also challenges here (locations, billing, types of washes/services).

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We have an automated car wash at our main facility. Our parts warehouse sells books of commercial car wash coupons to user departments for those who are not convenient to the main shop. Departments specify their own cleaning schedule but for our central motor pool we clean at each fueling if needed.

 

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We don't have anything written, however, we have several ways of handling car washes.
1. If the driver uses a wand system, notes the date, vehicle number and amount spent; we allow them to submit a receipt and reimburse them direct.
2. We have vendors throughout the state set up to allow driver to charge car washes and then bill us on a monthly basis. There is a limit of $25 per wash/detail that we will pay and the agency has to pay the difference.
3. We stress the fact that having an assigned vehicle is a privledge and not a right of their jobs and allow them to use the hose and soap at their house.
4. If they are in Cheyenne, they can bring it to our shop and we will either let them wash the vehicle, or will also offer our personnel to do this for them (time permitting).
Needless to say, it looks like ours is all over the place too.