Originally Posted by RVNeophytes2
I've started doing this only when he is under pressure from behind; it helps deter impatient drivers from darting along the right side of the semi which is rude and dangerous.
That's an excellent point and one I neglected to mention in my previous post. One reason I'll flash the trucker at a shorter distance in these situations is that the impatient drivers following the trucker can be more of a threat to both of us than the trucker is. I've had these jokers in an 18' pickup try to dart in front of me to pass the trucker on his right side when the trucker is only 17'11" in front of me!
After just about losing the left front corner of my truck to some of these guys, I'd rather have the trucker drop back into the right lane earlier than I normally would than have to deal with these nutballs cutting me off and dropping into the trucker's blind spot.
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