SLEEP ENVELOPES AND SLEEPER BERTH REQUIREMENTS

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

Media Info

  • 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