American Truck Simulator


I have been using the American Truck Simulator since the day it was released in February 2016. It was early days for it and the map was good and you have to give the developers a lot of respect for the amount of hours and work they put into it. I remember the problems dropping the trailer off at the depots. It was not very much room to manoeuvre. Then as time went on with all the new releases and updates it got better and today with all the DLC it’s an excellent game. The HGV Trucks are different to what we are used to in the United Kingdom. The American Trucks have their engines at the front of the cabin and the rules for the truck driver in America are slightly different with the road speeds. On some of their highways and Freeways, they travel at speeds of 70 MPH. The reason is they have long open roads that go on for over 145 miles at a time and are so stored you can see the road up to the horizon. In the United Kingdom and Europe, rules apply like European rules. The limits on HGV driving hours in the UK are the same as the main EU rules on driving hours are that you must not drive more than 9 hours in a day – this can be extended to 10 hours twice a week. 56 hours in a week. 90 hours in any 2 consecutive weeks. They have to have Tachographs by law that record everything they do from speed, breaks and sleep time.

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