Saturday, May 18, 2024

SCS On The Road - Scania El. Battery Plant

We have another exciting episode of the SCS On The Road series for you! This time, we will take you to the Scania Electric Battery Assembly Plant in Södertälje, Sweden, where Nemiro and Henrik Grankvist, the Senior Project Manager at Scania Group, will tell you all about this facility.

Scania's battery assembly plant marks a significant leap forward in their quest for a more sustainable future. Tucked into the landscape of electrification and emissions reduction, this facility stands as a beacon of Scania's dedication to innovation and eco-consciousness. This episode was recorded almost a year ago when this facility was still being finished. Now come along as we take a look behind the scenes of this assembly plant and find out how Scania assembles the batteries there!

We hope you've enjoyed this episode! We will surely bring you more of these in the near future so make sure to follow us on our TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube for all the latest news. Until then, we'll see you on the road!

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Nebraska DLC Release + Sports Paint Jobs Pack Release

Today is the day, engines at the ready! The Nebraska DLC for American Truck Simulator releases today and we can't wait for you to get haulin'. Are you ready to explore Cornhusker State and that it has to offer? Let's get get cruising! 

The Nebraska DLC has now been released!

We cannot wait for your to embark on your first journey into Nebraska. Our team has been working hard to ensure everything is running smoothly for its release. From bug smashing to putting in additional polish on the map, we're ready for you to explore and deliver across the State! 

Take your time and enjoy every moment as you discover these features:
  • Deliver to 12 explorable cities including Lincoln, Omaha, North Platte, or Grand Island
  • See several landmarks unique to Nebraska such as Carhenge, Scott Bluff National Monument, Archway Monument, McConaughy Lake, and many other memorials and iconic murals
  • Become a trucker transporting goods to Nebraska's key industries – RV dealers, Utility Vehicle Factory, Soybean factories and various custom made farms
  • Deliver cargo to the Sugar Beet Factory located in Scottsbluff, with its iconic tall storage silos
  • Experience the brand new dynamic loading & unloading feature while delivering to selected agricultural depots 
  • Play a crucial role in one of America's major agricultural states. Transport corn, soybeans, sugar beat, grain and other produce that sustain Nebraska's farming legacy
  • Pick up cargo at the world’s largest train yard, the Baily Yard in North Platte and become a direct link to the state’s expansive railroad network
  • Enjoy trucking through 20 scenic towns (settlements)
  • Drive through expansive prairies, providing unforgettable views
  • Discover hidden treasures of Nebraska’s countryside, viewpoints, easter eggs, and follow the historic Oregon Trail

From cities large and small to the handcrafted unique agricultural industries found across the region, Nebraska has something new to explore around every corner. 

The Great Plains Calling! Steam Bundle

The Nebraska DLC is also being added as a part of The Great Plains Calling! Bundle on Steam. It's a convenient way to fill in the gaps in your DLC collection for American Truck Simulator. Dive into the diverse landscapes of Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas and now Nebraska - all part of the package we've crafted for truckers looking to long haul across the States! 

This bundle operates on a "Complete the set" basis, ensuring you only pay for the DLCs that are not already in your library. Be sure to take a look and not to miss out on any discounts!

Special Transport DLC - New Cargoes

Drivers looking for a challenging delivery can find 2 new Special Transport cargo options. Located in the city of Lincoln, the Motor Manufacturing Factory produces a range of consumer products, as well as Rail Cars for public transportation systems. Owners of the Special Transport DLC will have the opportunity to haul these unique cargoes in Nebraska.

This includes the transport of a Metro Wagon from the Motor Manufacturing Factory, as-well as covered Train Wagon from other locations. Think you can take on this oversized load through the Cornhusker State? Be sure to keep an eye for its listing on the Job Market.

Looking to help deliver oversized loads? Check out the Special Transport DLC for American Truck Simulator on Steam.

Release Live Stream

Can't wait to get trucking in Nebraska? Join Petr & Alex for our Nebraska DLC Release Live Stream! Featuring Special Guests involved in the development of this new expansion, a chance to WIN the Nebraska DLC + Sports Paint Job Pack, and more! Don't miss out, Tune in at our 
official Twitch or YouTube channels from 4:00 PM CEST onwards. 

Cruising Nebraska Event

Excited to get driving? Don't forget, you can also join in on the #CruisingNebraska World of Trucks event, where you can earn unique in-game rewards! We are asking you, our #BestCommunityEver to help contribute and complete the community goal of driving 125,000,000 miles (201,168,000 km) while delivering cargo to or from any city in Nebraska. You can also complete a personal goal to earn yourself a WoTr acheivement and a hanging Box Turtle ornament. You can read more about this event in the dedicated blog post.

We also have another unique gift for you. If you take any External Contract or External Market job TO or FROM the city of Lincoln, you'll earn the lovely Archie the Mammoth plush, which can be used as a cabin accessory. Standing at 14 feet tall, it's real life counterpart can be found on display at the State University in Lincoln. This giant is somewhat a of a mascot in town, so you should definitely consider having this smaller one to ride along with you during your long journeys in Nebraska.

Sports Paint Jobs Pack

But that's not all! With the release of Nebraska, we are also excited to release the all-new Sports Paint Jobs Pack alongside the Nebraska Release at 7pm CEST today. Slam dunk onlookers with eye-catching designs that scream team spirit! From the court to the ring, these paint jobs will have your truck looking like a heavyweight champion in no time.

Each one of the designs included in this DLC has been handcrafted by our talented artists & vehicle teams to turn your Truck & Trailer into the ultimate sports enthusiast rig. 

Ready to hit the road with style that'll make even the toughest coach give you a high-five? Let's take a look at what this pack has to offer. 

With 5 matching Truck & Trailer paintjobs, this pack is sure to turn heads on the road! Included in this pack are the paintjobs: 
  • Touchdown! 
  • Slam Dunk!
  • King of the Ring
  • Home Run
  • Goal for Glory

Be sure to be team player and share your screenshots or videos of your Sports themed rig with us on Twitter/X, Instagram, Facebook or TikTok once you get your hands on it. We look forward to seeing our #BestCommunityEver come together and share their passion and love for their favourite sports.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Cruising Nebraska World of Trucks Event

Please join us on Thursday, the 16th of May, as we celebrate the release of our new Nebraska DLC, by taking part in our World of Trucks event – Cruising Nebraska! Through expansive plains, past golden fields and tranquil rivers, you'll explore the rich landscape and economy of the amazing Cornhusker state.

We are asking our #BestCommunityEver to achieve the community goal of driving 125,000,000 miles (201,168,000 km) while delivering cargoes to or from any city in Nebraska.

As you're #CruisingNebraska and taking in the sights and sounds of this historic state, you'll enjoy the opportunity to view the famous Oregon Trail railway line, or roll through the peaceful streets of some delightful towns such as Ansley, Auburn, Alma and Barnett to name but a few. Nebraska also proudly hosts beautiful wildlife such as the white-tailed deer, ornate box turtle, sandhill crane and is where you can find the stunning blue agate gemstone. And, don't forget, it is also famous for the world's largest Columbian mammoth skeleton, affectionately named 'Archie'.

As you participate in the Cornhusker state's booming economy, you'll get to see some interesting new industries, such as recreational and utility vehicle dealerships, agriculture processing factories, and a wide array of train yards, farms and construction warehouses.

And, during your travels, you can look forward to many spectacular views and highlights such as:

  • Lake McConaughy, Nebraska's largest reservoir, referred to as "Big Mac" by locals.
  • Golden Spike Tower, iconic landmark in North Platte, adjacent to the Union Pacific's Railroad Bailey Yard, one of the largest rail yards in the world.
  • Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, architectural landmark symbolizing the gateway to the American West.
  • Scotts Bluff National Monument, offering panoramic views of the North Platte River Valley.

As with past cruising events, you can use your own trailer and experience all these in the external market!

Nebraska DLC offers 12 fabulous new cities to explore, and we're offering a special reward for completing your personal goal, which will require you to deliver a job to or from all of them. All jobs for the event need to be 100 miles each (161 km) or more.

Take part in this breathtaking journey through the Great Plains and cruise through Nebraska's diverse landscapes while contributing to its robust and historic economy of agriculture, manufacturing and tourism. All aboard for a trip through the Cornhusker state!


Using External Contracts or External Market, with a World of Trucks-connected profile in American Truck Simulator, the community goal is to drive 125,000,000 miles (201,168,000 km) while delivering cargoes to or from any city in Nebraska.

When a player completes a delivery to or from 12 different Nebraska cities, they will achieve their personal goal.

All jobs for the event need to be at least 100 miles each (161 km), or more.

You can check if your recent deliveries met these conditions using your Log Book in your World of Trucks profile.


  • Personal: Players that deliver cargo to or from 12 Nebraska cities will gain a personal World of Trucks Achievement and a Mighty Mammoth themed ATS truck paint job Steam inventory item.

  • Community: When the community goal of driving 125,000,000 miles (201,168,000 km) during deliveries to or from any city in Nebraska is met, and if the player has also achieved their personal goal, then they will receive a hanging Box Turtle ornament Steam inventory item.

The event will be concluded on Sunday, the 14th of July at 23:59 UTC.

We look forward to hearing from you about your adventures and we're sure you'll love cruising the amazing Cornhusker State! So, please share your screenshots and videos with us using the hashtag #CruisingNebraska on our Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and Instagram profiles and we will share our favorite ones (we may even feature some of them in a future blog post!).