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Ergonomics

Trucks Are Corporate Assets, but so too Are Drivers & Technicians

Over the years, work trucks have evolved into mobile offices equipped with a variety of in-cab devices, however, these devices and equipment take space, creating an increasingly cramped cab, restricting the body movement of a driver, which can potentially lead to ergonomic injuries.

2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

When testing a fleet vehicle, you first need to determine whether it can fulfill various fleet applications. Next, assess the variables that influence the total cost of ownership, determine safety ratings, and evaluate driver ergonomics.

The Invisible Cost of Low Driver Morale

There is a direct correlation between high driver morale and high driver productivity. The converse is also true. The hidden cost of low driver morale has a direct bearing on a company’s bottom line. While low morale is an HR/management issue, and even though fleet managers do not control driver salaries, there are actions that fleets can take to help increase driver morale.

Mobile Offices: New Tools, Tech for Road Warriors

As more fleets are able to take their work on the road, custom upfits are providing a more comfortable and efficient workspace for employees — from portable desks to executive lounges with TVs, storage areas, and conference space.

Proper Upfitting Specifications will Decrease Workers' Comp Claims

Under OSHA regulations, an employer must provide a workplace (which includes upfitted work vehicles) free from recognized hazards. Across a variety of vocational segments, today’s fleet managers are devoting increased consideration to ensuring upfits will be ergonomically safe for the driver over the service life of the vehicles. Here's what they are doing to reduce Workers' Comp claims.

Ergonomics and Enhanced Operator Safety Emphasized During Upfitting

Ergonomics and operator safety is a growing concern by HR and risk management departments, since there has been an uptick of workers’ compensation claims by fleet drivers. As a result of strong trends in the upfit market, there is an increased focus on designing upfits to enhance operator safety.

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