good grief, PLEASE keep doing what your doing! That way your just like the other 95% of the cleaners out there - just relying on the cleaning agents to do the work. It just makes the upper 5% look that much better.We see no reason for all those steps to clean a carpet.
There is so much here to discuss but lets get back to your question about prevacuuming and the truck sitting. Many cleaners use different levels of service ie, bronze, silver, platinum or whatever. Every one gives a different level of service. Might I assume that many of the better cleaners here just offer the platinum service and charge accordingly and keep just as busy as you do. Difference is that we arent running around cleaning 10-12 jobs a day but 3-4 and making the same amount as you. Id rather be at one house all day than run around town sitting in traffic let alone all the setup takedown times of multiple jobs. But to each his own.
Back to the prevacuuming part and your comment on CRB. Most of my customers do prevacuum and when I run my CRB over it, they are amazed at what their vacuum *didnt get*. Truth is, a CRB will get out more debris than any vacuum. So my thought was if I use a CRB I dont need to prevacuum, but even I am starting to question that as dry soil removal is so important. So even though I have assumed that my service is superior, Im just going to top it by prevacuuming. Kinda opposite of you which is doing everything they can to do less steps.
Which brings me to what I have said all along. Call 100 cleaners and you will get 100 different prices and 100 different results.