Thursday, June 23, 2022

Texas - Intermodal Terminals

When you get your hands on the wheel in American Truck Simulator, after hours and hours of driving on the roads it can be easy to sometimes forget that cargo and materials can be transported by other means as well. In Texas DLC, you will have the chance to visit Intermodal Terminals, which are special areas where the so-called transport modes meet.

In case you are new to the name of this unique area or you just need a brief revision, intermodal is a term that is being used when referring to transportation involving two or more modes of transport. Therefore the terminals serve as places that offer a swift and safe movement of goods; which are mostly stored in whole trailers or containers without the need to unpack and repack; from trains, trucks, or ships. 

For Texas, in addition to trucks (of course!), trains play a very important part in this process and the immersion overall. After all, the arrival of local railroads has managed to change the entire economy of the state due to the travel no longer being slow and unreliable. This is why you will have a chance to see several railway stations on your trucking journeys and miles of busy railroads.

If you are looking forward to the large intermodal terminals and this type of transport sounds interesting to you, make sure to add Texas DLC to your Steam Wishlist and eventually you will be able to visit these places yourself! Also, don’t forget to keep an eye out for our microsite, which contains a lot of interesting and exclusive content. And finally, check out our social media profiles (TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok) and give them a follow to stay in touch with the latest news!

Monday, June 20, 2022

Montana - Missoula

Tucked away in the heart of the northern Rocky Mountains is the city of Missoula, Montana. A laid-back Western town, which began life as a trading post. Today, we are excited to share with you more about this city which will be featured in our Montana DLC for American Truck Simulator

The city's proximity to three major rivers and acres of lush forest means that visitors can enjoy an array of outdoor activities including kayaking, camping and more! Missoula also has a vibrant downtown area too, with its unique shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and even a river running through its core.

But what industries can truckers looking for work find? Missoula will feature an array of local industries including a nearby timber harvest and sawmill, general warehouses that supply local businesses and new depots such as a truck trailer service and landscape supply. 

So whether your visiting for business or pleasure, Missoula has something for everyone. We look forward to sharing more of Montana with you in the near future. Be sure to check out the official Steam store page and if you wish to support us, be sure to add Montana to your Steam Wishlist. Also, to never miss out on anything important, you can also follow our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), subscribe to our newsletter, or check out our Montana microsite.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Euro Truck Simulator 2 1.45 - Hannover Rework

Since the release of the reworked Austria and California, many of you have been wondering what the next step will be for the teams responsible for bringing in-game areas up to the current, and more realistic, standards. Today, we can reveal that we are working on giving the city of Hannover a fresh look, which we are planning on adding to Euro Truck Simulator 2 in the 1.45 update!

Similar to Austria, we have more-or-less deleted the entire city and started from scratch. The city circle has been moved, although we have also done our best to keep as much from it as possible. That’s not the case with the city center and southern part, however, as these areas now feature a completely different layout with a new economy, which actually consists of some unique depots in the world of ETS2.

One of the most unique areas arriving in this rework will be the very famous Hannover Messe - one of the world’s largest trade halls and also one of our biggest challenges due to the fact that the part that we are adding is almost in a 1:1 scale. Dedicated to the topic of industry development, trucks and trailers always take the spotlight during the IAA event, which is an exhibition for commercial vehicles and a chance for brands to showcase their constant technological advancements and evolution. Perhaps this area might come in handy later this year, who knows?

Finally, while only the city of Hannover will receive a fresh coat of paint at the moment, more is to come in the future. For now, we also have several other features and changes arriving in the 1.45 update for ETS2, so make sure to follow our social media profiles (TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok) to stay in touch with all the latest news!

Thursday, June 16, 2022

SCS On The Road - DAF CZ/SK International Driver Challenge

This Saturday, (June 18th) a small team from our SCS On The Road crew along with one of our 4D Motion Sim will participate in an event hosted by DAF Trucks CZ at the Brno Circuit near the city of Brno, Czechia.

This event is going to be very interesting, as DAF Trucks CZ and DAF Trucks SK are going to discover the best CZ/SK professional truck driver from the 15 finalists that made it to the final round of the DAF Trucks International Driver Challenge. To determine a winner, these talented truck drivers will be tested in multiple challenges created by DAF Trucks at a local racing circuit near Brno. 

We have been invited as honourable guests to join this amazing event and to bring fun for the public audience who are attending this special competition. We'll have a small booth there, along with one of our motion rigs which will be manned by mr.cenda and Nemiro, both who are very excited and ready to meet with all our local fans. 

Other than the main competition to find the best of the best truck drivers and our booth, you can also look forward to having lots of great food and drinks, the opportunity to check out and drive in the newest DAF Trucks vehicles and so much more! 

If you do find yourself near the Brno Circuit this Saturday, please come and say hi to us as we'll be there the whole day. Entry is free of charge and no doubt it will be a day full of fun and amazing trucking things to witness. We hope to see some of the familiar faces from our local fanbase there too!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Euro Truck Simulator 2 1.45: Krone Trailers Pack DLC Update

Today, we are excited to share with you some of the new content our teams have been cooking up for version 1.45 of Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator. This time we are delighted to showcase an update for the Krone Trailer Pack plus a special addition for owners of this DLC.

You may remember that a while ago, our teams had the fantastic opportunity to visit the Krone production plant in Werlte, Germany. We took scans and references of multiple trailers and even of the factory itself using a drone, which has resulted in this exciting collaboration and update! So, what exactly does this free update hold? 

Owners of the Krone Trailer Pack will receive two new trailers, the new Profi Liner Building trailer, and the Paper Liner trailer. These new three-axle trailers will both come with retractable axles. So what can be hauled with these new trailers? 

The Krone Paper Liner curtainsider trailer and Krone's updated Profi Liner Building Material drop side trailer allows drivers to transport goods such as seed bags, fertilizer, plant substrate, outdoor floor tiles, roof tiles, and bricks. You will also find a new freight market cargo for the Boxliner, which consists of two stacked boxliner chassis for hauling! 

Both trailers also come with optional accessories including original Krone paint jobs, side skirts, pallet boxes, tire stores, and bumpers. This update also includes five new Krone accessories for your cabin including cute bear and truck toys. but that's not all!

We have also worked closely with the fantastic team at Krone to bring you a detailed representation of the Krone production plant virtually in Euro Truck Simulator 2. Producing approximately 30,000 vehicle units a year, this factory is a hub of activity and is in constant need of logistics. Drivers who own the Krone Trailers Pack DLC will have the opportunity to deliver parts to and from the factory as well as deliver brand new trailers from the Krone Trailer Point within the production plant where they are rolled off the line!

We can't wait for you to visit the Krone factory for yourself, virtually of course! Also, this special area may hold some surprises in the near future, which may require the help of our #BestCommunityEver! Keep an eye out in the future on our social media pages (Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram) for the latest 1.45 development updates and a teaser or two of what is to come.