Craig Baxter, 24, died at the scene of the collision on the A947 road near Fyvie in Aberdeenshire. He was from the Banff area.
The collision happened just after 8am yesterday and it caused the road to be closed for some time to allow investigations to take place.
Police Scotland, who confirmed Mr Baxter's identity, said investigations into the collision are ongoing and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.
Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to get in touch.
Sergeant Neil Morrison, from Aberdeenshire and Moray's road policing unit, said: "Our thoughts at this extremely difficult time are with the family and friends of Craig Baxter. We are asking for anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the vehicles prior to the incident to come forward with information."
Police can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101.