Any Good Trucking Simulators Out There?

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Ray A.'s Comment
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Any good trucking simulators out there to practice on at home.

Bryan Q.'s Comment
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American truck simulator

Brad O.'s Comment
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I was wondering the same thing, hope ya get an answer to this.

Adam B.'s Comment
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Euro truck simulator and American truck simulator are the most popular ones.

To get the best experience you'll want to buy a steering wheel with a clutch pedal, otherwise you'll have to use the keyboard or controller which is no where close to being the same.

The games can really help with backing and learning how they trailer responds when turning the wheel. You cant GOAL in the game but there's multiple camera views (including top down) to help you.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I bought American Truck simulator and it is fairly accurate when it comes to how the truck handles, I have been practicing backing and making turns with it. As far as shifting unless you have a steering wheel and pedals the shifting is not realistic. The wheel combo it recommends is about $100 so Ive been using the key board to shift.

Chris's Comment
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Any good trucking simulators out there to practice on at home.

I am currently in school, I have been using American Truck Simulator just for fun, but it has hekped me greatly on the fundementals of backing and taking right turns while trying to keep the tandems close to the curb. I play it only, I found a place on the game where i could practice off sets too. It's best to have a steering wheel, the shifter is unrealistic however.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

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