Whether your business owns one lorry or a fleet of commercial vehicles, you have a legal responsibility to implement measures to reduce the risk of road accidents. A fully laden lorry travelling at speed poses a significant risk to other road users if, for example, it is unable to stop quickly when evasive action is required. One of the most effective tools for enhancing road safety is a commercial truck washing system, which can play a critical role in keeping vehicles in safe and clean condition.


So, how can a commercial washing system contribute to risk reduction and safer vehicle operations?


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Enhancing Visibility

It goes without saying that dirty windscreens and windows increase the risk of road traffic accidents. A driver who cannot see properly is less likely to spot hazards, such as vehicles emerging from side roads, queues suddenly forming, or pedestrians stepping onto the highway. Also, a vehicle’s lights and indicators, if smeared with dirt, will operate less effectively, putting other road users at risk. By using specialised high-pressure washing and rotating brushes, truck wash systems facilitate safe vehicle operations by improving the driver’s situational awareness, eradicating dangerous blind spots, and reducing the potential for serious road accidents.


Improving Vehicle Control

Lorries travel over immense distances, so the accumulation of dirt, debris, and contaminants on mechanical components, such as braking systems, is to be expected. If a vehicle is left unwashed, stubborn dirt can affect the responsiveness of brakes and steering, making it harder for the driver to maintain control of the lorry, particularly in an emergency. Commercial truck washing systems use high-pressure water jets to degrease and decontaminate critical safety systems, ensuring the brakes operate at their full capacity for quicker stops and more controlled manoeuvrability when evasive action is required.


Ensuring The Performance Of Driver Assistance Systems

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are an integral feature of modern lorries, providing drivers with intelligent warnings, emergency braking assistance, and blind spot monitoring to reduce the risk of accidents. ADAS relies on a series of sensors, cameras, and radar systems which, if obstructed by dirt or debris, can result in false readings or system failures that severely undermine its effectiveness. Regularly running lorries through a high-quality truck wash system will keep ADAS sensors and cameras in optimum operational condition for enhanced fleet risk reduction.


Complying With Regulatory Requirements

Investing in the right truck washing system for your fleet can also play a major role in ensuring regulatory compliance and reducing liabilities. Many industries have stringent requirements around standards of vehicle cleanliness to uphold safety and contamination protocols, such as the Goods Vehicles Licensing of Operators Regulations. Custom wash systems can be tailored to meet these requirements, avoiding costly penalties or even legal issues that could sideline vehicles and jeopardise operations.


How We Can Help

At Britannia Wash Systems, we understand that a clean, well-maintained fleet is essential for safe vehicle operations. Our innovative truck wash systems utilise cutting-edge cleaning technology to deliver high-powered performance. By investing in truck washing solutions, you can enhance the safety of your fleet and protect your drivers and your business from the complications of avoidable road traffic accidents and mechanical problems.


Get In Touch

For more information about our commercial truck wash systems, please call Britannia Wash Systems on 01789338940 or send us an enquiry.



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