The maximum length, width, and height of 239 truck and bus drivers assuming three sleep postures were measured. The Federal government sets minimum dimensions for sleeper berths in trucks. A sleeper berth of minimum width (0.61 m) would be too narrow for over 40% of the drivers as measured in this study. A minimum width of 0.84 m is recommended to accommodate 90% of the driver population.

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    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Sanders, M S
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 313-317
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM