Free health checks for truckies in Queensland this week

Truckies can get a free 20-minute health check this week thanks to a Queensland Trucking Association initiative.

By scanning the QR code below, or clicking here to book, you can reserve your spot at one of four remaining locations Maryborough (today), Rockhampton (May 26), Mackay (May 27), or Townsville (May 28).

The QTA says the Heart of Australia health assessment makes it easier for drivers to get a check-up without having to worry about an out-of-hours appointment.

“The barrier to many truck driver getting those important health checks is availability and accessibility so we are taking the service to them on the road with our Driving Better Health Project,” said QTA CEO Gary Mahon.

“It’s all about looking after the health of our drivers and promoting the small things they can do to do create long term healthy habits to keep fit and well.  The free mobile health checks will support our drivers who are out on our roads day and night providing an essential service to keep our cities and communities functioning.”

Followmont Transport were the first business to jump on board the project with screenings held in Brisbane yesterday.

“We are really focussed on looking after the health of drivers and having access to these free health checks is a great way for drivers to find out ways they can improve their livestyle to increase their health and wellbeing,” said Ben Tobin, general manager linehaul.

“We have encouraged them to do it for themselves and their families.”

The project is funded by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, with support from the federal government.

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