A video today of a drive in my DAF XF106.460, ‘Azyet’, pictured here at the end of a previous delivery…

…It’s a short night run, so the traffic on the roads is light. However, the single carriageway road between Kiel and Travemunde has some twists and turns so we need to pay attention 😉 Video is 17min’s in length…

Today I have a run in American Truck Simulator from Aberdeen (WA) to Bend (OR). The truck is Autumn Gal, our DD60 engined Freightliner FLB……and we have 39000lb of Gravel in tow. This was a generally relaxed drive although I did encounter some traffic which delayed me at the intersection with the I5. Then there was the fool who pulled out of a sliproad as I passed through Salem – could have been an accident if I didn’t have room in the adjacent lane 😦 Heavy loads take a long time to stop! I caught a box of neutral’s as I came into Bend – sheepish grin 😉 Anyway, hope you enjoy the views as we pass through Portland and the trip in general 🙂

ps – there is a small amount of frame loss at times in this video, probably caused by a Windows 10 update that was going on in the background 😦

Another trip out in SCS Software’s Euro Truck Simulator 2. On this run I’m driving my Renault Premium named ‘Isobella’ – she has a 430HP engine and a 12sp automatic gearbox – and I have an 18t load of film rolls bound for Rennes. Here is a screenshot of Isobella in action on a different run so you can see what she looks like on the outside…

Departing Lille at the start of the run may seem a little tentative. The roads in this area of the map have recently been upgraded to the current standard and I’m still finding my way around the autoroutes in that area (very much like visiting somewhere new in real life!). About 10 mins into the journey an ai coach cuts in front of me and brakes sharply – One advantage of the ‘silent trucking’ format is you won’t hear the choice words expressed about the coach driver at that point 😉 After that it’s a straight forward run across northern France, crossing the River Seine on the Pont de Brotonne (17:30). It had been a nice sunny day but we ran into a thunderstorm a little further down the road (22:00) so I had to slow for the road and traffic conditions. The weather gradually improved as I travelled further west. The ai traffic were still playing games on the Rennes ring-road causing me to come to a stop on one of the slip roads (32:00). Finally arrived at our destination (37:30) for a medium difficulty park 🙂 Hope you enjoyed this run – I will try to do a video of a run on more rural roads in the future.