Improving Operator Comfort for Commercial Bus Drivers
Operator comfort is not a luxury. It plays an important part in the bus driver’s ability to maintain focus, which influences the safety of the ride.
Use the following strategies to help make driving a commercial bus more comfortable. For more advice or to explore commercial buses for sale, contact Model 1 today.
GET THE RIGHT SEAT ANGLE
The position of a bus driver’s seat plays an important role in operator comfort.
The seat height should allow the driver’s feet to rest comfortably on the floor. The driver’s knees should be at roughly a 90-degree angle.
When the seat is too high or too low, it can cause extra strain on the body. If you are taller or shorter than average, you will likely need to make some seat height adjustments accordingly.
UTILIZE LUMBAR SUPPORT
Commercial bus seats often come with lumbar support for the operator. If your commercial bus doesn’t, consider getting a pillow designed to provide extra lumbar support.
MAINTAIN A CLEAN COMMERCIAL BUS CAB
It may sound overly simple. But a cluttered, messy workspace can cause stress which can contribute to fatigue. Focus on keeping your workspace free of unnecessary items that add to visual clutter, empty out the garbage often, clean surfaces to remove dust, and so on.
If you’re in the market to expand your fleet, Model 1 carries a range of commercial buses for sale. Check out our available models online and reach out to our friendly staff with any questions. We are here for you!