Driving trucks back
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Up AGAIN, bright and early (okay, I slept in until 8:00 a.m. today) to get ready and take 3 trucks back. I drove the truck sitting in
- I will not ride them too closely behind trucks (they really CAN’T see you in their mirrors – if you ride too close, you don’t exist to them because they can’t see you.
- I will pass them quickly. While mirrors help, people who rode right beside me and stayed there were hard to see. I appreciated the people who passed quickly (I’m not advocating going 20mph over the speed limit, just don’t dawdle.)
- I will start up quickly at lights when a truck is behind me. It takes a while to get that big truck moving and when the driver in front of me is busy searching the back seat for something as the light turns green, it creates quite a back-up that I really can’t help. I will also be more understanding of trucks moving slowly after stopping at a light.
- I will not turn in front of trucks. Trucks cannot stop that big thing on a dime, ESPECIALLY when loaded.
- I will turn on my turn signals and give plenty of warning when stopping to turn.
- People look at you funny. Well, maybe that was just me. I guess I’m not your stereotypical truck driver, huh? Ha ha.
Anyway – off we went and made it to