Freightliner gets behind Movember
FREIGHTLINER Australia is partnering with the Movember Foundation to raise vital awareness and funds to support men’s mental health.
The truck manufacturer says it is getting behind Movember, which challenges men to grow a moustache during November, because men’s mental health is a particularly important issue within the Australian transport industry.
“Men’s mental health is a serious issue in all aspects of society, but we know it is especially significant for the trucking industry,” Freightliner Australia Director Stephen Downes said.
“There is a high amount of stress in a range of transport related roles, but truck drivers face a raft of specific challenges that can really affect their mental health,” he says.
“Being away from loved ones for long periods of time is probably the most notable challenge, but there are also the long hours, the social isolation, fatigue and challenges relating to diet and fitness,” he said.
As well as making a significant donation to the Movember Foundation, Freightliner and its 46-strong dealership network will participate in Movember and raising additional funds.
“We know the money raised helps the Movember Foundation carry out some great work, but we know Movember also gets people talking about mental health and that can only be a good thing,” Mr Downes said.
Movember men start clean shaven and grow a mo for the month.
MOTRUCK: Freightliner Australia Director Stephen Downes stands next to a Freightliner Coronado and its “stainless” moustache.