Encountered (and proposals):
Part of the setup procedure screen was
not as logical as it could have been,
with me clicking on things that
weren't clickable, namely you you
choose your name and your company's
name but you also have to choose your
gender (female was pre-selected) and
select a picture of someone based on
I would like this to be multiplayer.
When I see other trucks on the road I
wish they were actually other people
(and I give them a friendly honk of my
horn!) or that I could do trucking
missions with friends/family as a way
to socialise/hang out in this virtual
way... being in a little convoy and
being able to communicate via radio.
Getting back to Windows is not
straightforward; you can quit out of
the game at any point with Alt+F4, but
to navigate to another application I
do CTRL+Alt+Del and open up Task
Manager. If I leave the game running
in the background for too long though
it has often ended up with a blank screen when I
return to it and I have to quit out
and go back in.
Is there multi-screen support? Having
a wider view would be advantageous. or
even having my mirrors out on separate
Some lessons, especially for things
like reversing trailers would be
great, like a co-driver to tell you
how to do it because figuring these
things out on your own doesn't seem
There is a tiredness aspect to the
simulator, however, this resets
between jobs, which I think is
unrealistic (or an assumption by the
game that you've not gone straight
from one job to the next)... generally
I think there should be a better flow
through the whole sim to maintain
realism. This would also give me an
in-game opportunity to take an actual
break, rather than pausing mid-job...
for a job! (Of course, I could do this
The first time I caught a ferry and
arrive at the destination I was
confused; the 'catch a ferry' display
was still present and I ended up
travelling back and forth (costing me
money each time), until I realised...
when you arrive, you need to pull
forward and then the 'catch a ferry'
option disappears and your navigation
Occasionally you'll get diverted
because of an accident or something.
This obviously adds distance and time
onto your journey, risking a late
delivery. Helpfully the 'satnav'
quickly readjusts although I do wonder
if it would be worth looking at a map
and considering a route for myself.
Alternatively... ignore the diversion!
emergency services blocking the route
you want to go, but I realised on one
occasion I could get down the side of
the blocking vehicle and continue on
my way unhindered. I thought I would
get penalised but no. Then up ahead I
saw the accident scene... and a
helicopter parked on the motorway! Its
rotors were spinning and I was heading
towards them, surely it would be a
collision! But no, I drove straight
through them! Surely this shouldn't be
occasion fire engines had cordoned off
my route, and I inched past them:
shouldn't be allowed!
Some how I can still get awarded
"Excellent" even through I rolled the
truck, and returned it with damage
[see 30/06/21]. Maybe it just says
Excellent at the top for every job
because it assumes you did your best.
Some you can just drive straight over!
they don't have a set of traffic
lights opposite the junction, so if
you pull up to the white line (as the
truck on the right has done) you can't
see the lights. You either have to
hang back, or wait for the person
beside you, or coming the other way,
to pull away first. Is this how it is
or has the game omitted those lights?
In the UK they are there.
It was brought to my attention [link],
that you can drive in the emergency
lane and exceed the speed limit, all
without penalty! You just have to be
careful because the lane can end
suddenly or be obstructed and you have
to pull back out into the road proper,
risking a speeding fine or collision!
I have tried to cut corners by traffic
lights to avoid having to stop for a
red light, but it doesn't work, you
get fined still for running the red