They ship our goods, so give them respect
You probably encounter a large truck on the road every single day, if not a few of them. 18-wheelers make this country move, bringing our beloved toiletries, cosmetics, clothes, and food to the stores that we shop at. It’s definitely a hard job. Seriously, it seems like long-haul truckers run into a lot of problems while they’re out on the open road… and almost all of them are other drivers.
You might be annoyed when driving next to a massive truck, but from the sounds of it, they’re more annoyed by you! These truckers have some advice for all us drivers out who just don’t know how to maneuver around their vehicles properly.
Unpredictable drivers are a huge danger. Random un-signaled lane changes, speed stuttering, weaving, driving in a place where no driver is supposed to, hitting your brakes without cause or need – all are excellent examples of dangerous unpredictability. Then driving becomes more about reaction speed than strategy and tactics. Not good. (Eclectophile)
Driving behind me with your high beams on. Some people must think because trucks don’t have rearview mirrors, we can’t see your high beams. Our big side mirrors do the same thing though! (Loonycolion)
When regular car drivers think that the gap of two-three car lengths in front of me/us is for them to change lanes into. It isn’t. It is our safety buffer for braking.
I drive a seven ton truck, even that three length gap is not really enough in an emergency situation. My truck will eat your car. If you pull in front of a semi (especially a one with a load) it will destroy you, your car, and the cars in front of you. This is not hyperbole.
Trucks need a lot of room to stop. (koalas_arent_bears)