Iveco donates fourth Daily van to Trans-Help Foundation

At the Brisbane Truck Show, Iveco Trucks Australia has donated a Daily van to the Trans-Help Foundation, a national organisation which assists and supports transport employees and their families who are in crisis, suffering from hardship, health issues or trauma. 

One of the most important initiatives of Trans-Help is its Mobile Health and Support Unit (MHSU) – a re-locatable health consulting suite – that is moved around the country visiting truck stops and transport changeover bays. The MHSU staff offer health checks to drivers and advice on where to get appropriate specialist care.

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 BMI.

“The donation of the Daily vans by Iveco has been imperative to our operations across a large part of the country,” said Dianne Carroll, CEO of Trans-Help Foundation Ltd. “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.”

Stavros Yallouridis, Director of Sales and Marketing for Iveco Trucks Australia said that Trans-Help is a charity organisation that is closely aligned with the company's core business. “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,” he said.

Over the past three years, Iveco has already donated three Daily Vans to support the work of the Foundation. One unit is based 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. 

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