Doubling Down: Chino Valley Truck Wash expands

Oct. 1, 2020
Newly opened second location in Grandview WA features four food-grade bays powered by Peacock tank-cleaning systems

Family-owned and -operated, Chino Valley Truck Wash got its start in 1999 in Ontario, California. Over the years, the two-bay food-grade facility has grown its customer base while gaining a reputation for exceptional customer service and high-quality washes, turning out an average of 75 to 100 clean tankers per week.

Hoping to replicate the success of their Southern California wash, owners John and Theresa Loureiro began the planning process for a second location in 2018.

After extensive market research and much consideration of customer demand, the Loureiros settled on a 7-acre site just off of Interstate 82, halfway between the Tri-Cities and Yakima, at 601 Stover Road in Grandview, Washington. Ground was broken in August of 2019, and by March of 2020, Chino Valley Truck Wash had a fully operational second location.

The location offers drop and hook services, washer and dryer, free Wi-Fi, and a driver’s lounge with a TV and complimentary coffee and sodas. “We prioritize the drivers and try to make the process both comfortable and convenient,” explained John Loureiro.

Duplicating the operation of their California location, Chino Valley exudes pride when it comes to their quality control. “Theresa has been the brains behind this operation,” John said, “She has worked hard over the years to create and continuously improve all of our procedures and a great HACCP plan that really holds our staff accountable.”

Chino Valley has been a recipient of the JPA’s highest audit rating from D.L. Newslow & Associates every year since 2014 and shows no sign of slowing down.

While they have mirrored the quality of their first location, they also have doubled the size. Chino Valley’s Grandview WA location has four food-grade bays powered by two Peacock Model 660 tank-cleaning systems.

“We went with Peacock again because their machine has literally run like a mule for us in Ontario,” John said. “They’ve been so responsive that buying their equipment has been like signing up for a partnership.” The Grandview location is open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and performs call-out washes if necessary. This location performs dairy washes, Type 1-5 JPA washes, Kosher washes, dry-bulk tank and reefer washouts.

Maintaining a business in the middle of a pandemic isn’t easy, never mind opening a second location. However, Chino Valley Truck Wash has done so by aligning with loyal customers and vendors who are supportive in advancing their mission to meet and exceed industry standards.

“We are seeing an average of a 2% increase in business every month since opening, and we are optimistic about that growth continuing,” John said.

And with Chino Valley Truck Wash’s dedication to enabling the safe transport of food ingredients that feed families around the country, their optimism is understandable. “It is very challenging, but it is extremely rewarding,” John concluded.

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