NOISE, WAKEFULNESS AND HAZARDS DURING LORRY DRIVING

STUDIER AV BULLER, VAKENHET OCH RISKER UNDER LASTBILSKOERNING

The present paper is a description of noise and fatigue during lorry driving, analysed through objective recordings and individual ratings. The individual ratings also included hazards of driving correlated to fatigue. The investigation included 8-11 hours driving two different types of lorries, Volvo and Scania. The dB(A)-levels were equal between Volvo and Scania. The low frequency levels, below 30 Hz, were significantly higher in Scania. The latter type of lorry was also described as more noisy than the Volvo. Driving Scania lorries was found to be more tiring than driving Volvo lorries. The result was obtained from both EEG-analyses and individual ratings of the lorry drivers. The rated level of hazard was approximately unchanged throughout the driving, except for the last hours driving during which an increase in the rated levels of hazard could be noticed. The increase in hazard was correlated to the increase in fatigue.

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    ARBETSMILJOEINSTITUTET

    SOLNA,   Sweden  S-17184
  • Authors:
    • Loefstedt, P
    • Lindblom-Haeggqvist, S
    • LANDSTROEM, U
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Swedish

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  • Accession Number: 00605786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1988:15
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM