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  1. Sorry, been busy and just saw your replies. It really depends on the exhaust system on the truck, but generally no, the turbo will never go silent. Straight pipes will let the turbo scream and good mufflers will quiet it down to just a whisper. After a couple years of trucking, I was done with the straight pipes and the truck in my avatar had very quiet mufflers by choice, but I could still hear the turbo all the way through the RPM range.
  2. I don't have an H-pattern shifter on my wheel so I don't know how accurately ATS mirrors real shifting behavior, but you have a couple issues that would cause you to miss shifts in a real truck. First, you're winding out way too far. You should be shifting before 2000 RPM, really closer to 1800 with most engines. And you're letting the RPM drop too far. Each shift will drop only a few hundred RPM, which is why you have 10+ gears. If you're using a transmission in game that is an automatic in reality, like an Allison, they are a completely different animal altogether.
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    Map Addition

    It's actually pretty rare in reality for an American trucker to drive into Mexico. Most of the time if you have a load going to Mexico, you'll drop it in a yard or unload it at a warehouse on the American side of the border and a Mexican truck will take it in to Mexico. It is legal for American truckers to drive into Mexico, but most companies don't because of the rampant crime down there.
  4. Hopefully they won't take action against the other drivers in the last 3 videos. Those crashes were totally preventable by you. In the second video you didn't move over to allow the merging driver on the highway even though the left lane was clear and his lane was ending. In the third video, the other driver still had his signal on and was obviously continuing to move to the far left lane, which he had to right of way to do. The 4th one looked like lag, and you were way too close to him. A little bit of defensive driving could have easily prevented those. Not trying to be a jerk, just saying maybe the guy driving your truck needs to take a hard look at his driving skills/style before accusing everyone else...
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    Right now nobody is in ATSMP because it's still on an older version of ATS. Player count drops dramatically in the weeks between when SCS updates ATS and when TMP gets updated to support the new version.
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    Western star

    Do you have a source for this information? That Cascadia has been up in the teaser thread for a couple years. It's almost a guarantee that if they had a license to release it, it would have been released by now. I think you're wrong about that, I've never heard of Allison being owned by DTNA. At one point they were owned by GM, but GM sold Allison in the early 2000's I believe, and not to DTNA. Detroit Diesel and Allison were tied together through GM in their history, but are not any longer. Thus the Allison license wouldn't be tied in any way to the potential license of Freightliner, Western Star, Sterling, etc.
  7. Not to beat a dead horse, but the entire area is changed and that particular intersection is most certainly not there anymore... https://imgur.com/a/0Wi9aSI
  8. @Mike Dragon I respectfully disagree. The entire Oxnard area was reworked for the map rescaling in ver. 1.5. That intersection is totally different. It has a stoplight, turn lanes, and in fact is a short distance north of its original location relative to the city of Oxnard. https://blog.scssoft.com/2016/12/ats-world-rescale-is-released-in-update.html
  9. Back in the early days of ATSMP there was an intersection near Oxnard, CA that would get very crowded. You were pretty much guaranteed to sit in a traffic jam if you went that way. This was back when we only had CA and NV (maybe AZ too, I don't remember). That intersection has since been reworked by SCS and isn't a bottleneck anymore.
  10. Thanks for the link to the video, I see exactly what you're talking about. The video is actually comparing apples to oranges. The 6-speed is an automatic transmission with a torque converter similar to what you'd have in a car, but much heavier. The 12-speed is an automated manual gearbox with an automatic clutch. It's a totally different technology. The 12-speed has the delay to rev-match because it is a manual gearbox that handles the shifting and clutch automatically. Both get the job done, it just comes down to personal preference.
  11. In reality, the opposite is true. With more gears, you have a narrower RPM spread, which allows a faster shift. With fewer gears, you have to wait for the RPMs to fall further before you can shift to the next gear.
  12. It's realistic the way it is. I've never pulled a trailer with backup lights. I've also been to many facilities that are poorly lit, cluttered, too small, etc. I used to haul utility poles from a pole yard in a decommissioned army depot where some endangered species of bat lived. During certain times of the year, no fixed lights were allowed at all, and trucks were to be dark as soon as they stopped moving. We would talk each other through backing in off the road into the lot because it had to be done in complete darkness. Loads of fun...
  13. I abhor VTC's in general so I can't help you with that, but just for clarity's sake (I mean if you really want a realistic simulation experience): A rookie driver will almost never get a daycab, they're usually required to have their hazmat endorsement from day one, and their length of haul will not be limited. The vast majority of us "paid our dues" over the road for the first several years, then later were lucky enough to land a local (day cab) job. Most local jobs require at least 2 years of OTR experience. Of course there are exceptions, but a daycab driver (LTL for example) who's played his cards right can be home every day making pretty close to 6 figures while a non-specialized OTR driver will be lucky to make $50k. A specialized OTR driver would be someone who hauls overdimensional, specific high value cargo, household goods, etc and they tend to be well paid.
  14. You're absolutely right. While the developers and administrative staff of TMP are very bright and intelligent, they are (for the most part) very young making them prone to power trips and knee-jerk reactions and a flat-out refusal to admit and correct mistakes they've made. We saw this with the last "Road to Simulation" update. "Because we can" is never a good reason to do something.
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