New Iveco van for Trans-Help

Iveco Trucks Australia donated a fourth Daily van to the Trans-Help Foundation during the recent Brisbane Truck Show

May 21, 2013

Iveco Trucks Australia donated a fourth Daily van to national transport industry charity the Trans-Help Foundation during the recent Brisbane Truck Show.

Trans-Help assists and supports transport employees and their families who are in crisis, suffering from hardship, health issues or trauma and Iveco had already made three vans available during the past three years.

The vans support Trans-Help’s Mobile Health and Support Units (MHSU), the staff of which offer health checks to drivers and advice on where to get appropriate specialist care.

"The donation of the Daily vans by IVECO has been imperative to our operations across a large part of the country," Trans-Help CEO Dianne Carroll says.

"By making the services available in the MHSUs freely accessible to transport drivers and families, we will be able to help identify and address many of the health concerns and contribute to reducing illness, fatalities and injuries on our roads."

The MHSUs provide a variety of checks including blood pressure, pulse rate and oxygen saturation level. Other tests offer quantitative results for glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides and lactate. Additional services include sleep apnoea monitoring and weight and height measurements for body mass index.

"This charity directly affects our industry and our customers and Iveco is proud to be involved in the great work the foundation is doing on our roads," Iveco Trucks Australia Sales and Marketing Director Stavros Yallouridis says.

Trans-Help has one unit in South Australia covering that state and parts of Victoria.

Two units cover New South Wales and parts of Victoria and Queensland. The fourth unit will be based in Queensland.

"All Trans-Help staff are volunteers, including the local health professionals who provide their services in the places we setup the MHSUs," Carroll says.

"The drivers cover an average of 25,000 kilometres each year, out on the road covering the major transport corridors."

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