10 Tips for Sharing the Road with Transport Trucks

Navigating a road full of transport trucks can be difficult. It is important to use caution when driving alongside big trucks in order to keep yourself and the truck drivers safe. Read our infographic below for 10 tips for sharing the road with transport trucks.

10 Tips for Sharing the Road with Transport Trucks

sharing the road with transport trucks

10 Tips for Sharing the Road with Transport Trucks

1. Keep Visible

If you can’t see both of the truck’s side mirrors that means you are travelling to closely. Keep a safe distance so the driver can see you at all times.

2. Don’t Tailgate

Keep a safe distance from the transport truck at all times to ensure you have enough room to break if the truck comes to a sudden stop.

3. Signal Properly

If diving in front of a transport truck remember to signal at the appropriate times in order to give the driver enough time to respond and slow down.

4. Don’t Cut Them Off

Trucks require more time and space to turn a corner. Allow them to make a complete and safe turn by staying a safe distance behind the truck.

5. Avoid Blind Spots

Keep out of truck’s blind spots which are along the sides of the truck, immediately in front and behind the truck, and to the right of the front cab.

6. Merge Correctly

Avoid merging in front of a truck if there is traffic stopped in front of you. The driver may not have time to stop once you’ve merged into their lane.

7. Proper Windshield Wipers

In bad weather trucks can spray more snow/debris than a regular car. Use your wipers appropriately when driving behind a transport truck.

8. Stay Alert

Do not drive while distracted. Distracted driving can put you and the truck driver in danger as the truck requires more time to maneuver in any situation.

9. Beware of Centre Lane

Trucks will use the centre lane of the highway to pass. When driving in the centre lane remember to drive the speed limit and use caution.

10. Practice Patience

Do not try to speed around a truck or out maneuver them. Keep a safe distance and practice patience when driving behind a truck.