ANTHROPOMETRIC SURVEY OF TRUCK AND BUS DRIVERS: ANTHROPOMETRY, CONTROL REACH AND CONTROL FORCE

A mobile lab was constructed to collect data on static and dynamic anthropometry, reach envelope, sleep envelope and force production to steering wheel and brake-clutch pedals on 227 truck and 50 bus drivers. There were essentially no differences between truck and bus drivers on the static measures. The drivers were larger than general civilian or military populations and truck drivers measured 25 years before. For all static and dynamic measures, the mean, standard deviation, standard error, 5th, 50th, 95th percentiles, kurtosis and skewness values are presented. The 5th, 10th and 20th percentile values for front, right side, and behind the seat reach envelopes are presented. Wearing a winter jacket restricted reach by approximately 2 inches. Maximum force (torque on wheel) and sustained force (torque) at max plus 5, 10, 15 seconds are presented. Steering wheel torque is compared to torques provided during front tire blowout conditions. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canyon Research Group, Incorporated

    32107 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite 123
    Westlake Village, CA  USA  91361

    Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sanders, M S
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 132 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-BMCS-77-2-1 Final Rpt., HS-022 480
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8817
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1990 12:00AM