You all can joke all that you want to. I do the same thing as Sturmchaser, just not all over the country. If I had a penny for every asshole that tries to be cute, cut the truck off and try to see if my brakes work, I could have retired long ago. Unfortunately, the person in the pick up probably isn't alive to tell his little story. Because there is no story one can only ASSume what the cause and effect were in that situation.
I take off for TGiving week for a reason. That is one of them. People are out driving 3000 pound+ vehicles in manners not fitting the roads. They are drunk, stoned, on the phone, not paying one bit of attention to what is going on around them, yet the states give them a permit to operate said vehicles with little to no training at all. What should be law enforcement is non-existent. If there was a presence out there the idiots would not be driving 100 mph weaving in and out of traffic. But the states will tell you, it's not in the budget to hire more patrols.
Yet, God forbid a truck driver gets a parking ticket. The company that he works for wants to crucify him and drug test him. Meanwhile at least 20% of the people on the roads today are intoxicated with not only alcohol, but who knows what other chemical their doctors prescribe to them. There are people driving right next to you that are diabetics that could black out at any second, yet a truck driver has to forfeit feeding his family if his blood sugar isn't right.
I could go on for pages of the horror stories about the road. It's not the drivers fault he can't pull 80,000 lbs up the mountain as fast as your little shitbox can. You don't need to cut him off and slam on the brakes. You just may get someone like me that never touches the brakes. I just figure you don't care about me, why should I care about you. Besides, 80% of the trucks out there have dash cams and your actions are being recorded for the courts.