Ergonomics

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May 9, 2017

Peterbilt Adds Three Model 520 Configurations, Shows Electric Demo

Peterbilt showcased three new cab configurations of the Model 520 refuse truck and displayed a battery-electric demo version at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans.

April 4, 2017

Improving Truck Ergonomics for Driver Safety

OSHA regs require an employer to provide a workplace (which includes upfitted work vehicles) free from recognized hazards. The best way to make a work truck fleet more ergonomic is to proactively identify and rectify potential issues.

March 3, 2015

Ford Lowers Noise Levels in F-650/F-750 Trucks

Ford's redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks will offer a lower noise level than outgoing models mostly due to the redesigned turbo diesel engine, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show.

February 16, 2015

Bose Ride System II Delivers New Features, More Functionality

Adjustable seat settings will help drivers who are accustomed to the firmer feel of an air ride seat will find the Bose II seats easier to get used to.

February 10, 2015

Ryder Offers Trucks Designed for Women Drivers

A female-friendly heavy-duty truck package will be available for lease through Ryder System designed with the help of several OEMs and the Women In Trucking Association.

May 15, 2014

Driver Ergonomics: Round Pegs and Oval Holes

As well as being in short supply, trucking’s new recruits are also, shorter generally, and thinner, as well as less likely to want a truck to look and feel like a truck. The challenge for truck makers comes in designing truck cabs to fit an expanding body-size profile, while making the driving environment appealing to people who have different expectations about trucks – all without alienating the existing driver population.

March 31, 2014

Study of Bose Ride System Indicates Reduction in Back Pain for Drivers

A study of 73 drivers drawn from three leading truckload fleets, conducted by the Bose Corp., showed that the Bose Ride seat technology was effective in reducing back pain, fatigue and other adverse effects experienced by truck drivers during the course of their day.

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