In general, tractor-trailers and big truckers make the passenger vehicle drivers bit more nervous. Usually car drivers are unaware of safety rules that results in colliding with truckers that move on roads.
Though the percentage of accidents occurred with big trucks is very less as they are driven by expert and licensed professionals. Usually truck drivers must adjust to every small vehicle overtaking them and engaging in improper driving habits.
For truck drivers, sharing the road with passenger vehicles is bit risky and it was reported that more than 400,000 accidents that occur every year will involve a truck and other passenger vehicle.
Avoid blind spots and make sure that driver of truck can view you through his side mirrors
Overtake the truck from left side by cautioning him with a horn blow and maintain a constant speed until you overtake the truck
Avoid driving close to truck, maintain a minimum distance
Notice that truck drivers will move away from curb in order to take turn
Lower the headlight while travelling behind or at the backside of the truck
Stay calm and drive safely by restricting yourself from making erratic moves
Usually trucks take more time to slow down, so signal early before taking a turn
Avoid common distractions like answering a call, day dreaming and rubbernecking
Follow these above tips while travelling on roads along with heavy trucks.