Freight­liner gets be­hind Movem­ber

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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.

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