1985-12-01

U.S. Truck Driver Anthropometric and Truck Work Space Data Survey: Sample Selection and Methodology 852315

This paper presents the sample selection rationale and data collection methodology used to collect truck driver anthropometric and work space data. A total of 241 drivers were measured (183 males and 58 females). Data were collected in eight cities nationwide, based on estimates of the number of drivers in each geographic region. A mobile laboratory was used to measure, among other things, body dimensions, arm reach envelopes, foot reach, seat position, eye position, knee position, and stomach-to-wheel clearance. Three buck configurations were used which varied the number of parameters adjusted by the subjects, including seat fore-aft, seat height, steering wheel angle, steering wheel fore-aft, and steering wheel vertical positions. Front and side photographs were made of each subject in his or her preferred seating configuration.

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