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Improving Driver Ergonomics
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that fleet drivers who spend the majority of their day on the road are at risk of certain health-related issues that other professionals may not face. Lengthy commutes that require sitting in one spot for an excessive time frame along with ergonomic issues related to improper physical movements can lead to musculoskeletal disorders.

When it comes fleet drivers, exceeding the average work forces commute time (90 minutes) is a normal day. Those who drive for long periods of time are more prone to neck, shoulder, and back pain as well as leg cramps and spinal disc damage. To reduce the chances of this happening, it is recommended that drivers keep their seat tilted at a 110-degree angle from their legs. This will alleviate any pressure that is placed on the spinal disc. If your vehicle vibrates, you should tilt the seat back and forth every 20 minutes as vibration can affect muscles, bones, and joints.

Because sitting for long periods of time can cause cardiovascular disease, drivers who are on extended trips should pull over every couple of hours and take a brief walk or do stretches. This will allow blood and oxygen to smoothly circulate through your system without having to make your heart work extra hard.

By practicing proper ergonomics, you’ll not only keep yourself healthier, but you’ll also make your trips more manageable.


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