Sunday, March 31, 2024

Nebraska - BIG in Nebraska

Special Transport operations are expanding! Drivers looking for speciality work in our upcoming Nebraska DLC for American Truck Simulator will be pleased to know that oversized loads will be on offer in the Job Market. 

Truckers who are ready to take on these mighty loads will find several new Special Transport routes in Nebraska. Whilst these routes have been carefully pre-planned by our dispatchers, you can expect there to be some challenging manoeuvres on the road to your final destination. As always, local police and trained escort teams will assist in guiding you along the correct route, and where necessary, help block traffic to allow safe passage.

Seasoned truck drivers with experience in this field will know that these jobs are no easy task and require patience, skill and knowledge of their rig. Loads range in size and length, and drivers can expect some new ones to come too! Think you got what it takes? Special Transport DLC owners will find contracts on offer between the following cities: 

Scottsbluff to McCook 
Norfolk to Omaha
Lincoln to North Platte

We look forward to welcoming drivers old and new on these Special Transport jobs in Nebraska. In the mean-time, be sure to brush up on your skills by checking out some of the contracts available in the Job Market. New to the trucker scene? Then be sure to add the Nebraska DLC to your Steam Wishlist, and to check out the Special Transport DLC for American Truck Simulator. Until next time, keep on truckin'. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Star Nation Experience 2024

We have some exciting news for our #BestCommunityEver! We are teaming up with Western Star Trucks to bring you a chance for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Last year Western Star started a new tradition by hosting the unique Star Nation Experience event in Bend, Oregon, for their community. Now, for the 2024 season, we have been invited to participate! Alongside us and Western Star Trucks, two lucky American Truck Simulator players will have the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Oregon from 8th to 11th August and take part in the unforgettable Star Nation Experience 2024!

To give you an idea of what the participants can expect, let's take a look back at last year's event. In the heart of Oregon's untamed wilderness, Western Star Trucks made history with an epic 4-day event in 2023, marking the first of its kind in the trucking industry. It was a wild, adrenaline-fueled adventure celebrating everything that makes Western Star and the Star Nation community special. Eight winners of the raffle got access to the Daimler Truck North America facilities and leadership, along with an exclusive preview of the latest X-Series lineup. The highlight of the event was undoubtedly the behind-the-scenes tour of Daimler's High Desert Proving Grounds in Madras, where they took on the ultimate driver challenge, pushing Western Star X-Series trucks to their limits.

And that's just the beginning, participants also indulged in a variety of outdoor adventures, from trout fly-fishing, and brand photoshoots to ATV rides, and even had the chance to meet with the legendary STARSQUATCH. It was a wild ride from start to finish, showcasing the true spirit of trucking enthusiasts coming together for an unforgettable experience.

Despite being strangers at the beginning only connected by their love for Western Star Trucks, this group immediately came together as friends and became like a family by the end of the trip. Want to see more? Dive into all the action-packed details here.

Following the success of the Star Nation Experience event in 2023, Western Star has approached us with a desire to recreate the magic in 2024 with two members from the #BestCommunityEver involved as well!

Perhaps you recall our special live stream last year, where we had the honor of hosting Anthony Pires, former Brand Manager of Western Star. During that stream, we hinted at the possibility of such a collaboration, and since then, developments have been quietly underway behind the scenes. Now, we're thrilled to announce that this project is indeed becoming a reality, and we are partnering with Western Star once again for the Star Nation Experience 2024. The event will retain the essence of its predecessor but our community will have the opportunity to participate alongside us! Want to see more? Watch the teaser for this year's event here.

Do you want to put the Western Star X-Series to the test at the Madras Proving Grounds, meet the masterminds behind the product, and spend the weekend landing monster trout and trailblazing the Oregon terrain on ATVs? Then test your luck and enter the raffle to be one of those two lucky winners of the all-expenses-paid trip and join us at the Star Nation Experience 2024 from 8th to 11th August in Bend, Oregon. You can apply here!

Before applying, we strongly advise you to review Western Star's Terms and Conditions, read the FAQ, and thoroughly examine the application form as there are specific limitations for applicants this year. For instance, this opportunity is exclusively available to individuals from the USA or Canada who are 21 years of age or older. Also, while not required for entry, a Commercial Drivers License will be required to participate in all Grand Prize trip activities. Western Star Trucks will then select two winners from applicants who meet all requirements. We wish everyone the best of luck!

In addition to the fantastic activities awaiting participants at the event, we're happy to reveal that Oscar and Nemiro from our team will also be attending. They'll not only meet with the participants and winners but will also be on hand to capture all the unforgettable moments and memories throughout the Star Nation Experience 2024!

Don't miss out on any updates regarding this exciting collaboration between us and Western Star by signing up for the Star Nation Experience 2024 newsletter at the end of this page. Also keep a close eye on Western Star's Facebook and Instagram, and our X/TwitterInstagram, and Facebook. Get ready to embark on this unforgettable adventure with us!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Kögel Trailer Pack - Work In Progress Update

Last year, we had the pleasure of visiting the Kögel Trailer factory in Burtenbach, Germany, an experience we've shared with our followers across our blog and social media platforms. Now, in cooperation with our friends at Kögel Trailer, we're excited to announce that the Kögel Trailer Pack DLC will be coming to Euro Truck Simulator 2!

In this blog, we would like to share with you the progress that our vehicle team has made on bringing the Kögel trailers to our game. As you can see from these screenshots, our team has been working on these trailers for quite a while now.

Kögel Trailer, based in Burtenbach, has a long history in the transportation industry being established back in 1934. Renowned for its innovative designs and commitment to quality, Kögel produces a diverse range of trailers tailored to meet the evolving needs of logistics professionals worldwide.

We would like to thank our friends at Kögel for the smooth collaboration throughout the process of integrating their trailers into our game. Their team has been incredible collaborators, always willing to share data, offer insightful feedback, and assist us with any questions we've had.

We also made two SCS On The Road episodes from our visit to Kögel which we have shared with you in the past few months. If you haven't already, you can watch them both here to get a glimpse into how Kögel produces their trailers and what you can look forward to in ETS2!

Stay tuned for more updates as we prepare to roll out this eagerly awaited DLC by following us on our social media (TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok). Also, remember to follow our friends from Kögel on their Facebook or Instagram. We'll see you on the road!

Monday, March 25, 2024

Nebraska - Memorials

As we prepare to embark on another journey through the heartlands of America with the upcoming Nebraska DLC for American Truck Simulator, we are reminded of the rich history and profound significance of the landscapes we traverse. Among the rolling plains and bustling cities of Nebraska lie monuments of remembrance, many of which pay homage to the brave souls who selflessly served their country in times of need.

Throughout Nebraska, travelers will encounter a myriad of war memorials, each one a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by countless individuals in defense of liberty and justice. From the tranquil countryside to the vivid urban centers, these memorials stand as a testament to the resilience and courage of those who answered the call of duty.

Can you recognize some of these places? Or maybe you have personally visited one of them to pay respect and honor the fallen with a minute of silence? In the spirit of remembrance and gratitude, with this upcoming expansion, we invite players of American Truck Simulator to take a moment during their travels through Nebraska to visit these sacred sites of commemoration. Let us never forget the sacrifices made by those who came before us, and strive to ensure that their legacy lives on for generations to come.

In closing, let us reflect upon the words of President Abraham Lincoln, who once said, "Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause."

Until we see you next time, we wish you a great time and happy days. Make sure to add Nebraska expansion to your Steam Wishlist! Don't forget to follow us on our X/TwitterInstagramFacebook, and TikTok so you won't miss out on news about this upcoming DLC and our other projects.

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Scania Demo Centre

While we are still working hard to bring the 1.50 update to you, we would like to share another sneak peek at what's to come with it! Teaming up with our friends from Scania, we are happy to reveal something special coming to the world of Euro Truck Simulator 2 in the 1.50 update: the famous Scania Demo Centre in Södertälje, Sweden.

This facility was established in 1995 and serves multiple purposes in real life. Mostly, Scania uses it to demonstrate their vehicles, both trucks and buses. The facility hosts up to 14 thousand visitors every year from universities to engineers and also allows drivers with a Category B license to try out Scania vehicles.

There are three different types of terrain - three kilometres of asphalt roads, two kilometres of forest roads, and three kilometres of gravel roads. Now, you will be able to navigate this meticulously crafted test track and put your truck to the test in various conditions and terrains in Euro Truck Simulator 2!

And just a friendly reminder - as the Demo Centre is located in Sweden, you need to own the Scandinavia DLC to be able to visit it.

This in-game circuit is an exact replica of the real one on a 1:1 scale. We are proud of the smooth and professional cooperation with Scania that made it possible for us to precisely reproduce every detail in this location.

Excited to visit the Demo Centre? Drivers looking for the Scania Demo Centre may need to invest some time and effort in it as this is another example of the type of content that is not visibly marked on the World Map. We encourage you to explore the city of Södertälje in Sweden, along with its surrounding areas. Doing so may just reward you with finding the road that leads to the Scania Demo Centre!

We are looking forward to you exploring everything that the Scania Demo Centre has to offer. We would like to thank our friends at Scania and the Demo Centre who helped us greatly in bringing this special facility to life in Euro Truck Simulator 2 for our #BestCommunityEver to enjoy. Our teams have worked hard to replicate the look and feel of this area and we hope you will enjoy exploring it!

Would you like to see what this facility looks like in the real world? Check out our SCS On The Road episode we created when we visited the Scania Demo Centre last year and get another preview of what is coming.

We hope you are excited to discover and try out the Scania Demo Centre! Don't forget to follow us on our social media (X/TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok) and share some pictures and videos with us from the Scania Demo Centre when it's released. Also, remember to follow our friends at Scania on their social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Until then, we wish you safe and happy driving!

Friday, March 22, 2024

ETS2 1.50: Wielton Trailer Pack Update

As part of our upcoming 1.50 update for Euro Truck Simulator 2, we're excited to bring an update to the Wielton Trailer Pack DLC. Founded in 1996, Wielton S.A. has become one of Europe's top manufacturers of semi-trailers and trailers, With a focus on quality, durability, and innovation, Wielton consistently delivers exceptional trailers. 

Today we are happy to share that we have worked closely with Wielton to bring an all new trailer series from their latest catalog. Introducing the Container Master! This new generation of subcontainer trailers features a super lightweight and durable chassis. This update will contain two lengths for this particular trailer. 

The first being the Wielton Container Master NS3 P20 SL TANK, which measures 8305mm (27ft) in length and is especially created for the safe transport of Chemical Tank Containers (ADR). We're especially excited for this to be our first-ever branded ADR container trailer in Euro Truck Simulator 2.

The second length we are introducing is the Wielton Container Master NS3 P40 SL, which is designed for the transport of a 40ft container or 2x20ft containers. Both of these trailers will also have a range of options available for them, suited for your hauling needs, such as Side Protection, Rear Bumpers, Tool Boxes, Optional Spare Tire, Mud Flaps, Paintjobs and more.

We look forward to seeing you haul across Europe with these new trailers, which will come as a free update for all Wielton Trailer Pack DLC owners in the 1.50 Update. Until then, be sure to follow us on Twitter/X, Facebook and Instagram to keep up-to date with all the latest news and more.