Montana Department of Transportation

Sharing the Road with Trucks

The unexpected happens! Fortunately, this driver was alert to the conditions and left room to react.


Expect the unexpected

Truck drivers are professionally trained, and it is their job to drive safely. But motorists need to take special care when driving around trucks.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the unsafe actions of automobile drivers are a contributing factor in about 70 percent of the fatal crashes involving trucks. More public awareness of how to share the road safely with large trucks is needed.

Keep reading to learn more. And, don't forget to download and share the safety tips brochure (below).

Safety Tips Brochure

The following is an excerpt. Get the full brochure here.

tips for truck drivers and motorists

For Truck Drivers

Do your carriers need training?

MDT offers safety regulation training—we train your trainers. for more details.