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Life on the Road: Truck Driver Wellbeing with Road Transport and Road Safety Advocate Rod Hannifey

Life on the Road: Truck Driver Wellbeing with Road Transport and Road Safety Advocate Rod Hannifey

Update: 2023-04-20
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Rod Hannifey's been driving B-double trucks for decades. He’s driven millions of kilometres over that time, all across Australia. Rod came to my attention when I was researching wellbeing and the Truck Driving industry. Rod’s a well-known advocate in this space. He’s currently the President of the National Road Freighters Association, he contributes to magazines radio and online for the industry and he’s a Churchill Fellow – which is a worldwide, prestigious fellowship set up in Sir Winston Churchill’s name where people selected travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field. Rod’s focus was heavy vehicle road safety best practice. 

Rod’s made advocating for himself and his fellow truck drivers a hobby and it's become a passion. 

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If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • 13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)

ermha365 provides mental health and disability support for people in Victoria and the Northern Territory. Find out more about our services at our website.

FREE mental health support is available in Victoria through Mental Health and Wellbeing Local services. All support is free, and you do not need a referral to access help.  ermha365, in partnership with Barwon Health, Wellways Australia  and Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative provide services in the Greater Geelong-Queenscliffe area, 12-14

ermha365 provides mental health and disability support for people in Victoria and the Northern Territory. Find out more about our services at our website.

Helplines (Australia):

Lifeline 13 11 14
QLIFE 1800 184 527
13 YARN 13 92 76
Suicide Callback Service 1300 659 467

ermha365 acknowledges that our work in the community takes place on the Traditional Lands of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and therefore respectfully recognise their Elders, past and present, and the ongoing Custodianship of the Land and Water by all Members of these Communities.

We recognise people with lived experience who contribute to GET REAL podcast, and those who love, support and care for them. We recognise their strength, courage and unique perspective as a vital contribution so that we can learn, grow and achieve better outcomes together.

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Life on the Road: Truck Driver Wellbeing with Road Transport and Road Safety Advocate Rod Hannifey

Life on the Road: Truck Driver Wellbeing with Road Transport and Road Safety Advocate Rod Hannifey

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