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Experience legendary American trucks and deliver various cargoes across sunny California, sandy Nevada, and the Grand Canyon State of Arizona. American Truck Simulator takes you on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes and widely recognized landmarks around the States.

Game mechanics are based on the highly successful model from Euro Truck Simulator 2 and have been expanded with new features, creating the most captivating game experience from SCS Software.

American Truck Simulator puts you in the seat of a driver for hire entering the local freight market, making you work your way up to become an owner-operator, and go on to create one of the largest transportation companies in the United States.


  • Drive highly detailed truck models officially licensed from iconic truck manufacturers.
  • Your truck is your new home. Make it yours by changing cabins, chassis, paintjobs, adding tuning accessories or more powerful engines.
  • Lots of different cargoes to choose: From food to machinery to hazard cargoes.
  • Multiple types of trailers – from reefers to flatbeds, from dumpers to lowboys and goosenecks.
  • The longest trailers (up to 53 ft) will challenge your skills and patience while hauling and during parking.
  • Deliver your cargoes to a rich variety of companies and locations like refineries, oil storage, gas stations, car factories, or roadworks.

  • Various simulation settings for trucking enthusiasts: Air brake simulation; different types of brakes: retarder, Jake brake, trailer brake; multiple types of transmissions straight from real trucks, brake intensity, and more.
  • Feel like inside a real cabin: Adjust your seat, mirrors and position your head to get the best view of the road.
  • Drive safely, follow the rules and speed limits – police will fine you if you aren't careful!
  • Ensure that you are not delivering overweight cargo – you may be checked at the weigh scales.
  • Use the route adviser as your personal assistant during the travels.
  • Try the life of a truck driver for hire. By delivering the cargoes safely and improving your skills, become the owner of your own, successful company!

  • Build your own fleet of trucks, buy garages, hire drivers, manage your company for maximum profits.
  • Make your trucking time better by listening to your favorite songs via built-in music player or streaming your favorite radio stations.
  • Capture your favorite moments with a photo mode offering rich set of editing options.
  • Great support for steering wheels, gamepads and other input devices.
  • Long-time support of the game, including new features.
  • Obtain challenging Steam achievements and collect all hand-painted Steam trading cards.

World of Trucks

Take advantage of additional features of American Truck Simulator by joining our online community on World of Trucks, our center for virtual truckers all around the world interested in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator and future SCS Software's truck simulators.

  • Use in-game Photo Mode to capture the best moments and share them with thousands of people who love trucks.
  • Favorite the images you like the most and return to them anytime in the future.
  • Discuss the screenshots with everyone using World of Trucks.
  • See the best images hand-picked by the game creators in Editor's Pick updated almost every day. Try to get your own screenshot on this list!
  • Upload and use your custom avatar and license plate in the game.
  • More features coming soon!

To join World of Trucks, simply sign up with your Steam account on the join page. You will need to own American Truck Simulator or Euro Truck Simulator 2 to join World of Trucks.

World of Trucks is an optional service, registration on World of Trucks isn't required to play the game.

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With lots of testing, feedback, fixing, and fine-tuning, we are excited to announce the highly anticipated arrival of update 1.40 for American Truck Simulator!

We'd like to thank all those who took part in the 1.40 Open Beta, made bug reports, and provided general feedback on this new version. We hope you can now begin to fully enjoy the various new features which are included within this update. So, what can you expect to find in the 1.40 update for ATS?

Lets us give you a quick recap of the most significant changes.

New Visual Lighting System

One of the biggest changes you'll notice when you first hop into your truck cab is the implementation of our new visual lighting system.

To prepare for this new lighting system, our teams had to make a lot of changes not only to our graphic renderer, its code, and other functionalities, but also to existing in-game world objects; including a majority of the in-game assets, textures, and materials to better work with the new physical model of the new light system. If you've missed our special and in-depth article on this topic, you can make yourself a big cup of tea/coffee and read it here.

We are very excited for you to be able to experience and immerse yourself in driving in the new light. The result is the culmination of a ton of hours by our programmers and visual effect artists and many other teams involved in the creation process of this new system. And even after this tremendous amount of work already spent in this area we are still not completely done. You can expect further changes and improvements to be done in the future. So while the open beta is done, we are still open and more than happy to get your feedback and opinions about this new graphics upgrade for our games.

Extended Chassis Update

Our vehicle team has worked hard to bring you a range of long and short chassis types, allowing you to customize your truck for the job at hand. This update will feature 4x2, 8x4, and 8x6 chassis types which are used for a range of different trailers.

4x2s, also known as single-axle trucks, are frequently used for local distribution deliveries by supermarkets and by logistic companies for hauling doubles. 8x4 and 8x6 chassis are the big guns of the heavy-haul industry and can handle just about any load you decide to take on. All of these new options bring more variety to you - the driver! We hope you enjoy this awesome addition to 1.40!

Here's a full list of all the new extended chassis options now available in 1.40:

  • Freightliner Cascadia: Day cab 4x2
  • Mack Anthem: Day cab 4x2
  • International LoneStar: Day cab & Sleepers 8x4
  • Peterbilt 389: Day cab & Sleepers 8x4 & 8x6
  • Volvo VNL: Day cab 4x2, Day cab & Sleepers 8x4
  • Peterbilt 579: Day cab 4x2
  • Kenworth W900: Day cab & Sleepers 8x4 & 8x6
  • Kenworth T680: Day cab 4x2
  • Western Star 49X: Day cab & Sleepers 8x4 & 8x6

Western Star 49X Update

The Western Star 49X has received 2 additional sleeper cabin options and a grand total of 36 chassis variants, comprising of different lengths and fuel tank options on 6x2, 6x4, 8x4, and 8x6 axle configurations. Also as a surprise bonus, this includes 5 lengths for both the Set-Back and Set-Forward axle configurations! So whether you are on a job long or small, you will have the option to customize your 49X perfectly for the task at hand.

However, that isn't all! The Western Star 49X now also has an array of new parts to customize your truck including new bumpers, quarter fenders, mud flaps, hood mirrors, sun visors, grille guards, and different interior colors. We will also be bringing 3 new gearboxes in this update, the DT12-V (in direct-drive and overdrive configurations) and the DT12-VX. We hope this pleases drivers who prefer a more realistic option for their gearbox.

New Mexico & Oregon DLC Viewpoints
Back in October last year, American Truck Simulator saw the arrival of viewpoints to the states of Washington, Colorado, and Utah after their popular debut in Idaho! Today we are happy to share with you that 1.40 sees the introduction of new viewpoints to the states of New Mexico & Oregon.

For newer players of our titles, Viewpoints are certain spots found across the map, where drivers can activate a special in-game cutscene with a short showcase of a near location or place of interest. These can be found displayed as a grey question mark on your GPS, so be sure to stop and discover them on your journeys.

You also have the option to skip the viewpoint or replay it if you wish to watch it again. From populated cities to historic monuments, each viewpoint highlights a point of interest or industry, so make sure to discover them all!



  • New visual lighting system


  • An overall update to road signage
  • New service signs added to CO, ID, UT, and WA
  • New fast food brands introduced to several other locations outside of CO
  • New viewpoints in New Mexico & Oregon DLC's


  • New 4x2, 8x4, and 8x6 chassis
  • Western Star 49X update including sleeper variants, set-back configurations, and new customizations


  • Full-text city/company search in the job selection screen
  • Improved vehicle adjustment menu (F4)
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One of my very most favorite games! Thank you!

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Nice game, have played 443 hours

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Not even an indie, no updates, and recently just pops out with 2000 visitors in 1 day INSTANTLY. This is so lame and fake. You guys are cheating and you don't even bother that it's too obvious, coz you think no one gives a damn about it.

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What do you mean by "no updates"? New content has steadily been released for the game since launch and the most recent was only last month when an entire new state was added, along with changes to the base game map and additional "mechanics" for AI traffic events.

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A reddit post here: Reddit.com

But this is definitely an indie game - what do you consider indie?

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I guess indie today is a start-up studio with low budget and small team relying only on their own money. Technically (if "indie" = independent)this company can be called an indie, but in real just having no publisher doesn't necessary make it true indie. But in the same way we can call Valve an indie studio, although they make AAA.


But this is a big studio, they have more than 35 people involved, high budget, high profit on their games. Their stuff isn't far from AAA. They seem to be overly successful - do they really need this website to compete with homemade and free games?

And what's more confusing is that they came instantly on top of the hill, having so much traffic on their page in just 1 day without uploading updates, news or just any content, with the last update made 1 year ago, while having totally no interest or visits the day before. This is obviously suspicious. I'm not even talking about the other games in the top list. Some of they are kept on top for months, having only 200~ something watchers. How is that? The ranking algorithms on IndieDB have changed, they are different from MODDB's ones. Before you had to make lots of updates to get on top. Now it's no matter how many things you upload, the update times only counts once in 24 hours, but in the same time it highly depends on the page traffic and visitors count. This is a bad idea. So these games creators create traffic to their pages to be always on top. You would argue and say that they have a high interest from players and etc. Okay, high interest, trending game. But they have a Steam page and Steam community. And no updates on IndieDB for months. So why people have to bump the IndieDB page with visits if they've got nothing new on IndieDB and they also have a Steam Community, which is far more suitable for players and more convenient for them?

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We keep track of stats and penalize cheaters and the visitors here are legitimate. They have a huge community they can rally.

In terms of indie, it's definitely a grey area. The days of small self-funded indie teams are done. Most games seem to have a publisher these days, and quite often the indie success stories (like this one) go on to become big companies. Does that mean they shift from being indie to not. I'm not sure, it's a good point of discussion.

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Well, they stop being indie the moment the dev companies become big... or too big. Although that little nasty label "indie" hints at independence and "independent" funding, everything is always dependent on something (self-dependence is not quite self-dependent either, there is no such thing as complete independence or self-dependence) so it only proves that labels (AAA, indie) are crap.

As a rule of thumb, always considering indie games to be games developed by very small teams whether with or without help of publishers. The amount of support publishers can provide also varies, so it is very hard to tell how "indie" game is.

(Yeah, that means ATS doesn't make the cut anymore.)

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Thanks for checking them. It's good to know that projects are monitored. But maybe this needs some changes here. Games with huge communities will always be on top this way, thus leaving small indie projects without attention.

Yes, indie games development more often tends to become a big business these days rather than just a creative process of enthusiasts. What was modding in the old times becomes a commercial games development today.

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Will give it some thought, because we hate top charts personally and how bad they are at surfacing great creative content

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That would be great. Thank you!

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