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Getting your rig shined up and ready to go

For many heavy vehicle drivers, their truck is a home away from home – and as such, a great amount of pride goes into keeping it looking its best. That’s where Heavy Boys Detailing steps in.

Servicing south east Queensland and beyond, Heavy Boys Detailing is a 100 per cent mobile operation offering a full range of interior and exterior detailing and polishing services, for all makes and models of trucks and heavy machinery.

Numerous transport operators are turning to Heavy Boys Detailing to improve their fleet presentation, which has made their trucks more attractive to their existing and potential client base.

Company owner Rhys started Heavy Boys Detailing in June 2022, after realising there was a gap in the market within his area.

“I noticed there was a shortage of mobile truck detailers in south east Queensland. when I did my research, I found there were quite a lot of car detailers in the area but not many specialising in trucks. I got talking to a friend’s father who is a truck driver and he said he was always struggling to find a detailer able to do the work,” he explained.

In the beginning, services were centred around detailing. “But I was constantly getting asked about metal polishing,” revealed Rhys. “There was a lot of demand for it, so I trained myself up on how to do it and looked into the best products available. Now we have permanent suppliers that we use – and our methods give us the best result.”

Rhys and his team look after a wide range of customers, from owner operators through to large fleets. His ever-growing customer base includes the likes of RD Williams, John Deere, Wickham Freight Lines, Rocklea Truck Parts, Karreman Quarries, and BKM & Son Contractors.

Based in Logan, Heavy Boys Detailing travels as far as Warwick, the Sunshine Coast, all the way down to Tweed Heads.

The feedback from many fleet clients is that when trucks have been detailed and well looked after, company drivers take more pride in their vehicles – and that in turn leads to decreased maintenance costs.

Rhys also emphasised the importance of maintaining a truck’s presentation. “Once clients have had an initial detail on their truck, it’s much more cost effective to keep that up rather than having to start from scratch,” he said, adding that the recommended interval for maintenance cleans is once a month “to keep on top of things!”

With one vehicle on the road at present, Rhys is now looking to expand the business by offering franchise opportunities.

“I think our point of difference at Heavy Boys Detailing is that we offer everything to do with truck washing, detailing and metal polishing on a completely mobile basis. There are other businesses out there, but most are stationary, whereas we can come to you,” said Rhys.

“We do our best to work in with our clients’ needs, budgets and expectations. Our customer base is a good mixture of owner operators and fleets. We have customers who own one or two trucks, and then others who own fleets of 30 to 40.”

Pre-sale detailing has also become an integral service offering at Heavy Boys Detailing, with many truck owners seeing it as a cost-effective way to add value to their sale.

Alex joined the business late last year. Having known Rhys for some time, he decided to jump on board and join the Heavy Boys Detailing team.

As he explained, it’s all about customer service and attention to detail. “We work quite closely with customers to get them the desired result they are after. The team is really customer service focused.

“I have family who are owner-drivers so I know how much pride they take in their trucks, because they spend so much time in them. We want to make sure we’re doing the best job we can for our clients. We’re also always looking to increase our client base too.”

For more information, or to book, call Heavy Boys Detailing on 07 2103 5865 or you can send them an email at


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