Landon Center on Aging
3599 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS, 66160
Assessing and Improving the Cognitive and Visual Driving Fitness of CDL Truck Drivers
Seeking commercial truck drivers
for a research study aimed at improving truck driving safety.
- Requires an annual 2-hour office visit for 3 years.
- Visits include cognitive, visual and simulator tests to assess and improve driving safety.
- $50 compensation is provided.
Driving trucks is a highly dynamic task that requires careful planning and consideration to avoid unanticipated shifts in the center of gravity associated with sharp turns while speeding (slushing) or liquid surges associated with sharp braking.
Such planning and consideration are highly dependent on cognitive and visual skills for accuracy.
This is an intervention that has not been investigated thoroughly and this project will improve the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive and visual fitness of truck drivers.