Avoid The Blind Zone: All commercial trucks have blind spots. Generally, if a driver cannot see a truck driver in their side mirror, it likely means that the truck driver cannot see the motorist either. Never drive in a truck’s blind spot. Either slow down or speed up and make sure you stay visible.
Do Not Cut Off A Truck: Cutting off another vehicle is always dangerous, but it is especially risky to cut off a truck. If you cut off a truck, you may force the truck driver to slow down in order to avoid hitting you. A truck just does not have enough agility to react in time and may still end up hitting the vehicle that cut them off anyway.
Do Not Tailgate: You place yourself in unnecessary danger by tailgating a truck because the trucker driver has no way of seeing you. In the event of an accident, a tailgating driver may end up getting pushed underneath the truck’s body, which can lead to horrific injuries. Always maintain a safe distance, especially when following a truck uphill.
Be Patient: As mentioned, trucks are slower to react. Driving aggressively, such as honking or repeatedly changing lanes, will not accomplish much of anything and will only cause unnecessary distractions.