Sysco is a leading foodservice distributor. They supply the greatest selection of fresh produce, meat, seafood, and essential supplies for restaurants, senior lodges, healthcare & educational facilities, and more. For Sysco, their trailer fleet doubles as mobile billboards, so regular cleaning of trailers is key for protecting their brand image.


Sysco approached NoviClean, looking for a new fleet wash solution at their Edmonton distribution centre to replace an aging, worn-out gantry wash.

The existing wash system was a slow and ineffective way of washing Sysco’s large fleet of freight trailers. As a result, Sysco experienced significant downtime for their trailers and their employees were tied up for hours while washing trailers manually.


After analyzing Sysco’s current system and goals for a new fleet wash system, NoviClean proposed a custom-designed, 3-Brush InterClean Ultra Gantry system.

This type of automatic, roll-over wash system would allow Sysco’s drivers to park their trailers in the wash bay while the Ultra Gantry traverses and thoroughly cleans the vehicle – quickly and effectively.


Sysco’s Ultra Gantry wash system was equipped with the following custom configurations:

  • 1-step chemical applicator

  • Side brushes

  • Top brush

  • Fresh water rinse arch

The brush package was a perfect solution for a fleet such as Sysco’s with uniform trailer shapes. The wrap-around brushes provide a comprehensive and extremely effective wash, using a 1-step wash detergent application, and completing the wash with a fresh water rinse pass.

From delivery on-site to the commissioning of a fully-functional wash, NoviClean’s wash technicians completed the install in 4 weeks.


With a new NoviClean wash system, Sysco saw major reductions in trailer down-time and labour costs associated with washing. Sysco’s new fleet wash met the company’s high standards for trailer cleanliness and allowed for a quick and steady flow of clean trailers to get back on the road and serve the next customer!

  • Wash time reduced from 30-60 min to only 7 minutes total.

  • Completely spotless trailer wash, without the need for manual detailing.

  • Reduction in both labour costs and trailer down-time.