13 episodes

The Share the Load series by Health in Gear will reveal stories of Australian truck drivers to promote connection, discuss key industry issues and challenges, and inspire ideas from drivers, for drivers on ways to feel healthier and happier while on the road.

Share The Load Health in Gear

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The Share the Load series by Health in Gear will reveal stories of Australian truck drivers to promote connection, discuss key industry issues and challenges, and inspire ideas from drivers, for drivers on ways to feel healthier and happier while on the road.

    Life in the outback with Danyelle Haigh

    Life in the outback with Danyelle Haigh

    Brought to you by Health in Gear, the Share the Load series will reveal stories of Australian truck drivers. The stories will promote connection, discuss key industry issues and challenges, and inspire ideas from drivers, for drivers on ways to feel healthier and happier while on the road.

    In this episode, Frank chats to Danyelle Haigh from Murranji Water Drilling. Danyelle and her husband Anthony have gathered quite the following as they document their wild adventures taking their huge trucks and equipment down some of Australia's most remote dirt tracks to drill for water. It is a family affair with their two young boys joining them everywhere they go.

    Danyelle and Frank will be chatting about her experience balancing their work commitments and young family.

    Health in Gear considers the many challenges faced by drivers and offers simple, actions designed to support drivers. The initiative aims to get drivers thinking about how small actions can make a big difference, helping them be as well as possible while keeping the wheels turning!

    For more information head to www.healthingear.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram @healthingear
    Sign up for our newsletter, click here.

    If you or someone you know is having a tough time there is always support.
    Health in Gear 1800 IN GEAR (1800 464 327) - available 24/7.
    Lifeline - Call 13 11 14 for crisis support at any time.
    Lifeline Text 0477 13 11 14 - available 12 pm to midnight AEST.
    Lifeline Chat - available online from 7 pm to midnight AEST.
    Beyond Blue - Call 1300 224 636 any time.
    Beyond Blue Web Chat - chat online from 1 pm to midnight (AEST).
    Mensline Australia- Call 1300 789 978 or chat online anytime.
    headspace- Call 1800 650 890 or chat online.
    National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline - Call 1800 250 015 anytime.
    Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) Australia - Call 1300 222 222.
    Rural Financial Counselling Service - Call 1800 900 090.

    Lastly, a reminder that the information shared in this podcast is general advice only and does not take into account your personal situation or needs. Where appropriate, please consult a health professional first.

    To get in touch with Health in Gear team email info@healthingear.com.au

    This podcast has been created by:

    •Host Frank Arsego,
    •Producer Georgina Beasley, and
    •Editor Maddie Hewson

    • 30 min
    Looking out for your mates with Ian 'Eno' Taylor

    Looking out for your mates with Ian 'Eno' Taylor

    Brought to you by Health in Gear, the Share the Load series will reveal stories of Australian truck drivers. The stories will promote connection, discuss key industry issues and challenges, and inspire ideas from drivers, for drivers on ways to feel healthier and happier while on the road.

    In this episode, Frank chats to Ian 'Eno' Taylor. Eno is a father of 3 working up in the Coffs Harbor region where he drives a float carting earthmoving equipment. Ian has become a well-known figure in the community after hosting a very successful fundraising event in November 2021 to raise awareness about suicide in the industry after losing a close friend and colleague Mark Haines.

    Eno and Frank will be chatting about what has learned about his own health and wellbeing and the impact of losing his close friend to suicide.

    We would like to dedicate this episode to the family and friends of Mark Haines and Tom Seccombe.

    For more information about the shirts, Tom Seccombe's family is selling to raise money for Lifeline Mid Coast NSW, click here.

    Health in Gear considers the many challenges faced by drivers and offers simple, actions designed to support drivers. The initiative aims to get drivers thinking about how small actions can make a big difference, helping them be as well as possible while keeping the wheels turning!

    For more information head to www.healthingear.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram @healthingear
    Sign up for our newsletter, click here.

    If you or someone you know is having a tough time there is always support.
    Health in Gear 1800 IN GEAR (1800 464 327) - available 24/7.
    Lifeline - Call 13 11 14 for crisis support at any time.
    Lifeline Text 0477 13 11 14 - available 12 pm to midnight AEST.
    Lifeline Chat - available online from 7 pm to midnight AEST.
    Beyond Blue - Call 1300 224 636 any time.
    Beyond Blue Web Chat - chat online from 1 pm to midnight (AEST).
    Mensline Australia- Call 1300 789 978 or chat online anytime.
    headspace- Call 1800 650 890 or chat online.
    National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline - Call 1800 250 015 anytime.
    Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) Australia - Call 1300 222 222.
    Rural Financial Counselling Service - Call 1800 900 090.

    Lastly, a reminder that the information shared in this podcast is general advice only and does not take into account your personal situation or needs. Where appropriate, please consult a health professional first.

    To get in touch with Health in Gear team emai...

    • 35 min
    PART 1: Staying well on the road with Rod Hannifey

    PART 1: Staying well on the road with Rod Hannifey

    Brought to you by Health in Gear, the Share the Load series will reveal stories of Australian truck drivers. The stories will promote connection, discuss key industry issues and challenges, and inspire ideas from drivers, for drivers on ways to feel healthier and happier while on the road.

    In this episode, Frank chats to Rod Hannifey. Rod is a Health in Gear ambassador and is a well-known name in the transport industry. With close to 6 million km's travelled, he continues to work as an interstate driver, is the president of the National Road Freighters Association, and advocates strongly for road safety through his Truck Right blog. He has been a columnist for Owner Driver for 21 years, involved in radio for over 8 years, he was awarded the National Professional Driver of the year 20 years ago.

    Today Rod and Frank will chat about the challenges he has faced keeping his health and wellbeing in check when he is out on the road.

    Health in Gear considers the many challenges faced by drivers and offers simple, actions designed to support drivers. The initiative aims to get drivers thinking about how small actions can make a big difference, helping them be as well as possible while keeping the wheels turning!

    For more information head to www.healthingear.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram @healthingear
    Sign up for our newsletter, click here.

    If you or someone you know is having a tough time there is always support.
    Health in Gear 1800 IN GEAR (1800 464 327) - available 24/7.
    Lifeline - Call 13 11 14 for crisis support at any time.
    Lifeline Text 0477 13 11 14 - available 12 pm to midnight AEST.
    Lifeline Chat - available online from 7 pm to midnight AEST.
    Beyond Blue - Call 1300 224 636 any time.
    Beyond Blue Web Chat - chat online from 1 pm to midnight (AEST).
    Mensline Australia- Call 1300 789 978 or chat online anytime.
    headspace- Call 1800 650 890 or chat online.
    National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline - Call 1800 250 015 anytime.
    Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) Australia - Call 1300 222 222.
    Rural Financial Counselling Service - Call 1800 900 090.

    Lastly, a reminder that the information shared in this podcast is general advice only and does not take into account your personal situation or needs. Where appropriate, please consult a health professional first.

    To get in touch with Health in Gear team email info@healthingear.com.au

    This podcast has been created by:

    •Host Frank Arsego,
    •Producer Georgina Beasley, and
    •Editor Maddie Hewson

    • 26 min
    PART 2: Staying well on the road with Rod Hannifey

    PART 2: Staying well on the road with Rod Hannifey

    Brought to you by Health in Gear, the Share the Load series will reveal stories of Australian truck drivers. The stories will promote connection, discuss key industry issues and challenges, and inspire ideas from drivers, for drivers on ways to feel healthier and happier while on the road.

    In this episode, Frank continues his interview with Rod Hannifey. If you haven't listened to part one go back and check it out, as Rod shares with us some of the challenges he has faced and how he has managed to raise 7 kids and maintained strong family relationships whilst interstate driving.

    Today we continue our discussion about the factors influencing the health and wellbeing of drivers in the industry. We also look at the role road safety has when it comes to staying mentally well.

    Health in Gear considers the many challenges faced by drivers and offers simple, actions designed to support drivers. The initiative aims to get drivers thinking about how small actions can make a big difference, helping them be as well as possible while keeping the wheels turning!

    For more information head to www.healthingear.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram @healthingear
    Sign up for our newsletter, click here.

    If you or someone you know is having a tough time there is always support.
    Health in Gear 1800 IN GEAR (1800 464 327) - available 24/7.
    Lifeline - Call 13 11 14 for crisis support at any time.
    Lifeline Text 0477 13 11 14 - available 12 pm to midnight AEST.
    Lifeline Chat - available online from 7 pm to midnight AEST.
    Beyond Blue - Call 1300 224 636 any time.
    Beyond Blue Web Chat - chat online from 1 pm to midnight (AEST).
    Mensline Australia- Call 1300 789 978 or chat online anytime.
    headspace- Call 1800 650 890 or chat online.
    National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline - Call 1800 250 015 anytime.
    Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) Australia - Call 1300 222 222.
    Rural Financial Counselling Service - Call 1800 900 090.

    Lastly, a reminder that the information shared in this podcast is general advice only and does not take into account your personal situation or needs. Where appropriate, please consult a health professional first.

    To get in touch with Health in Gear team email info@healthingear.com.au

    This podcast has been created by:

    •Host Frank Arsego,
    •Producer Georgina Beasley, and
    •Editor Maddie Hewson

    • 26 min
    Understanding the research with Ross Illes

    Understanding the research with Ross Illes

    Brought to you by Health in Gear, the Share the Load series will reveal stories of Australian truck drivers. The stories will promote connection, discuss key industry issues and challenges, and inspire ideas from drivers, for drivers on ways to feel healthier and happier while on the road.

    In this episode, Frank chats to Professor Ross Iles. Ross is the lead researcher for Monash Universities Driving Health Program. A program that aims to increase awareness and understanding among allocators, line managers and supervisors about the factors they can impact or control in order to support and improve the health and wellbeing of drivers in their company.

    Ross and Frank will be chatting about the research he has done and what it says about the challenges around mental health and wellbeing facing truck drivers.

    Health in Gear considers the many challenges faced by drivers and offers simple, actions designed to support drivers. The initiative aims to get drivers thinking about how small actions can make a big difference, helping them be as well as possible while keeping the wheels turning!

    For more information head to www.healthingear.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram @healthingear
    Sign up for our newsletter, click here.

    If you or someone you know is having a tough time there is always support.
    Health in Gear 1800 IN GEAR (1800 464 327) - available 24/7.
    Lifeline - Call 13 11 14 for crisis support at any time.
    Lifeline Text 0477 13 11 14 - available 12 pm to midnight AEST.
    Lifeline Chat - available online from 7 pm to midnight AEST.
    Beyond Blue - Call 1300 224 636 any time.
    Beyond Blue Web Chat - chat online from 1 pm to midnight (AEST).
    Mensline Australia- Call 1300 789 978 or chat online anytime.
    headspace- Call 1800 650 890 or chat online.
    National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline - Call 1800 250 015 anytime.
    Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) Australia - Call 1300 222 222.
    Rural Financial Counselling Service - Call 1800 900 090.

    Lastly, a reminder that the information shared in this podcast is general advice only and does not take into account your personal situation or needs. Where appropriate, please consult a health professional first.

    To get in touch with Health in Gear team email info@healthingear.com.au

    This podcast has been created by:

    •Host Frank Arsego,
    •Producer Georgina Beasley, and
    •Editor Maddie Hewson

    • 29 min
    Wave To A Truckie with Sally Tipping

    Wave To A Truckie with Sally Tipping

    Brought to you by Health in Gear, the Share the Load series will reveal stories of Australian truck drivers. The stories will promote connection, discuss key industry issues and challenges, and inspire ideas from drivers, for drivers on ways to feel healthier and happier while on the road.

    In this episode, Frank chats to Sally Tipping. Sally is the powerful force behind the Wave to a Truckie social campaign that empowers drivers and the public to acknowledge and appreciate the incredible work truck drivers do. She is also one half of Tipping's Transport based out of Dubbo, which she runs with her husband. Along with these huge accomplishments Sally and her husband Grant have also raised three children.

    Sally and Frank will be chatting about her experience as a truck drivers wife, her work in the industry and the importance of mental health facilities in the transport sector.

    Health in Gear considers the many challenges faced by drivers and offers simple, actions designed to support drivers. The initiative aims to get drivers thinking about how small actions can make a big difference, helping them be as well as possible while keeping the wheels turning!

    For more information head to www.healthingear.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram @healthingear
    Sign up for our newsletter, click here.

    If you or someone you know is having a tough time there is always support.
    Health in Gear 1800 IN GEAR (1800 464 327) - available 24/7.
    Lifeline - Call 13 11 14 for crisis support at any time.
    Lifeline Text 0477 13 11 14 - available 12 pm to midnight AEST.
    Lifeline Chat - available online from 7 pm to midnight AEST.
    Beyond Blue - Call 1300 224 636 any time.
    Beyond Blue Web Chat - chat online from 1 pm to midnight (AEST).
    Mensline Australia- Call 1300 789 978 or chat online anytime.
    headspace- Call 1800 650 890 or chat online.
    National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline - Call 1800 250 015 anytime.
    Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) Australia - Call 1300 222 222.
    Rural Financial Counselling Service - Call 1800 900 090.

    Lastly, a reminder that the information shared in this podcast is general advice only and does not take into account your personal situation or needs. Where appropriate, please consult a health professional first.

    To get in touch with Health in Gear team email info@healthingear.com.au

    This podcast has been created by:

    •Host Frank Arsego,
    •Producer Georgina Beasley, and
    •Editor Maddie Hewson

    • 25 min

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