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Health in Gear project report released

The OzHelp Foundation (OzHelp) has released its phase one report on the rollout of the health and wellbeing program for truck drivers, funded by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative. Truck drivers are the second highest occupation group at risk of suicide, after construction workers. Risk factors include long and irregular […]
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Health in Gear project endorsed to improve driver health and safety

The OzHelp Foundation’s (OzHelp) Health in Gear project will receive key funding through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Federal Government. Health in Gear will deliver targeted health and wellbeing education and support to owner driver truck drivers. This project is one of 28 successful heavy vehicle safety […]

A Message To Our Community

Message from Darren Black, CEO OzHelp (Health in Gear) We are receiving regular updates from the industry, media, and the driving community, and recognise the hardships drivers are facing with the growing COVID situation. Border closures, constant testing, isolation, and disruptions add to the many challenges of the transport industry and the uncertainty of the […]
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Health in Gear podcast promotes ways to stay connected and well on the road.

The OzHelp Foundation has today launched Health in Gear’s first podcast mini-series, Share the Load. Hosted by OzHelp Wellbeing Support Officer, Frank Arsego, the podcast shares stories from Australian truck drivers and the driving community. The series aims to promote connection, discuss key industry issues and challenges, and inspire ideas from drivers, for drivers, on […]
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Brisbane Truck Show Highlights

Last weekend, tens of thousands flocked to the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show to check out the latest and greatest from the Australian Transport Industry. For some, it was also a chance to reconnect with colleagues and mates for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was an opportunity for Health in Gear to […]
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Health in Gear joins the Brisbane Truck Show

Visit Health in Gear at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show! The event, which runs from the 13th to the 16th of May will have a dedicated Health in Gear stand to promote the program’s health and wellbeing resources for truck drivers.   The Health in Gear team will also be providing attendees with the option […]
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Health in Gear Ambassadors Announced

Health in Gear is pleased to announce its line up of ambassadors who will support the promotion of health and wellbeing throughout the industry, and raise awareness of the Health in Gear program. The ambassadors come directly from the industry, know first-hand the challenges drivers face on the road and have an interest in bringing […]
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Health in Gear Launches New Website!

Welcome to the Health in Gear website. A key component of a new health and wellbeing program for truck drivers. The program has been developed by OzHelp, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, and drivers and families from the transport industry. The co-designed process has allowed Health in Gear to highlight and provide support for the various challenges truck […]