Simlog Announces Major Upgrade to Mining Truck Personal Simulator

June 23rd, 2014
Mining Truck Personal Simulator - Operator Chair - 3 Displays

Significant improvements to the 3D Modeling, Driving Realism, Graphics, and Instructional Design

Simlog Inc., the pioneer and standard in affordable PC-based heavy equipment simulators for operator training in education and industry, is pleased to announce the availability of a major upgrade to the Mining Truck Personal Simulator: Version 2.

The Mining Truck Personal Simulator

The Mining Truck Personal Simulator is Simlog’s flagship product for the mining industry and since 2008, it’s in daily use all around the world to help pre-screen training candidates for operatoraptitude and to help prepare new operators for subsequent training behind the wheel of real haul trucks.

The new functionality in Version 2, developed in collaboration with key Simlog customers, features new 3D modelling and increased training value while setting a new world-wide standard for cost-effectiveness.

“Being the first company to offer PC-based simulator for training heavy equipment operators, Simlog continues to show leadership worldwide in this area” says Paul Freedman, Simlog’s Founder and President.

“As today’s PCs continue to evolve and offer more and more computing and graphics power, Simlog will continue to offer more training value through its software upgrades.”

Use Three Displays

With Version 2, you can now set up three displays to look to the left, straight ahead, and to the right, to create a field of view of 180 degrees just using one off-the-shelf PC! (You can still use just one display, if space is limited.)

Version 2 also features significant improvements to the simulation physics to increase driving realism, including:

Increased Driving Realism

  • new “wet/slippery” driving conditions, to practice truck operations after the rain or when roads are icy (in winter)
  • new “foggy” driving conditions, to practice truck operations when visibility is reduced (with many levels of “fogginess”)

Improved Instructional Design

Version 2 also features improvements to our Instructional Design, including:

  • a new Simulation Module just to practice truck driving in reverse
  • new Performance Indicators associated with tire management
  • new screen capture video in High Definition for each Simulation Module, to better present the task to be accomplished

Pricing and Availability

The price of the commercial software license for Simlog’s Mining Truck Personal Simulator is just USD$20,000 per PC, with many options for simulator controls to suit a wide range of budgets. Of course Simlog customers who purchased Version 1 will be able to re-use their existing simulator controls with the new Version 2.

Version 2 of Simlog’s Mining Truck Personal Simulator is available now. Contact Simlog or your local Value-Added Reseller for complete details.

About Simlog

Simlog is the world leader in providing affordable and effective PC-based simulation software for heavy equipment operator training in forestry, construction, material handling, and mining. Called Personal Simulators, only Simlog’s products leverage the power of today’s PCs with the variety of USB-ready setup options needed to suit a range of training budgets. With hundreds of training service providers and equipment owner/operators around the world training thousands of people every year, Simlog products have been proven to reduce training costs, increase operator productivity, and help minimize the safety risks associated with operator inexperience. For additional information please visit

For More Information

Simlog Inc.
Mike Keffer
Tel: (514) 861-3111 ext. 227