A questionnaire assessment of truck driver's workstation for comfort and safety

Truck drivers are in a constant race against time and meet a number of critical situations while driving. They experience fatigue due to time behind the wheel and suffer from various problems, such as numbness, heavy legs, back problems, discomfort in the buttocks, etc. Many drivers complain of improper seats, insufficient legroom, and difficult accommodation, which is likely due to adoption of unstable and unhealthy posture. In an effort to improve truck drivers' work stations and working environment, this paper describes research and development in this area. Information was obtained by way of a cross sectional questionnaire from 30 truck drivers of five different types of truck. The purpose of the survey was to obtain truck driver recommendations as to the location and design of workstation components. Static as well as dynamic posture measurements were taken. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate truck driver safety and comfort.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 39-45
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 39
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01350765
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2011 1:29PM