B.C. Matthews Hall
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519-888-4567, ext. 45513
- Prolonged static postures while driving.
- Some trucks have poor adjustability of seats, steering wheels and pedals which do not accommodate all potential drivers and results in awkward postures for others.
- Exposure to whole body vibration.
- Cab design where gauges maybe difficult to see and controls which are hard to reach.
- Seats do not always line up with steering wheel.
- Repetitive gear shifting with manual transmissions.
- Adjust seat for comfort and neutral postures.
- Adjust mirrors for good visibility.
- Take breaks which include walking and stretching.
- Reduce to Cab Design Spec Sheet when purchasing a truck.
- Provide automatic trucks for drivers who drive predominately in the city to reduce repetitive manual shifting.
- Design seats with suspension. Ensure seats have adjustment for vertical height, lumbar support, seat cushion front and back tilt, back recline, armrest height and angle.
- Design seatbelts with height adjustable shoulder straps.
- Steering wheel tilt and telescoping adjustments.
- Design pedal adjustability.
- Ensure pedals, driver seat and steering wheel align.
- Design cab so cup holders, gear shifter, air horn, and main controls are within easy reach. Angle dash to bring controls closer to driver.
- Design dashboard so key displays are easily visible. Angle dash so it is closer to driver.