Originally Posted by yutzybrian
I always wait until I can see the semi well in my rearview before merging. Wish everyone did the same
We wish the same thing too.
Not sure if this is everywhere, but in NY, if your merging onto a highway, you HAVE to yield the right of way. Which means, if you can't merge, then you STOP.
Most of us truck drivers always attempt to move to the other lane when we see traffic trying to merge. It'* not required, but we do it out of courtesy.
Then you have the idiots that will sit right next to a truck after merging not realizing, that most of us are governed at 60-65MPH. WE CAN'T ACCELERLATE TO MOVE PAST YOU! Move up so we can move back over gramma!
One thing they always stressed in truck school. If it'* human, dump the truck, if its a pet, wild animal, DON'T PANIC STOP. Line them up with center bumper and pray they don't take your trailer lines out.
I could go on all day ranting about the way people act like idiots around trucks. Just remember, with 80,000lbs at our finger tips, we can play god.