Playing with trukz

TORONTO — “It must be great to be a trucker…. seeing the countryside, listening to music, nobody to order you around, not a care in the world…”

Dream on.

The next time some civilian starts telling you how easy and effortless your life as a trucker is, tell him to go trukz. As in

Trukz is a free online trucking-simulation game where you create routes, hire drivers, buy or sell iron and then earn money by hauling loads all over North America and Europe. It gets more complicated of course — you have to watch your hours of service, your weights and… and you REALLY don’t have to read any more here.

Instead, check out the website. But don’t blame us if you get caught up in the game and forget to do any work the rest of the day.

More than 11,000 people around the globe are registered Trukzters; simply perusing their names and statistics is a riot.

Heck you might even be reminded that there are tons of good reasons to love your business. Maybe playing trukz will give you that little morale boost you’ve been in need of.

Cause you have to admit: Having an office with a constantly changing view, maneuvering huge powerful rigs to provide civilization with all the goods it needs to thrive and meeting interesting people from all parts of the land, does make for a pretty decent gig.

Trukz is a product of a Dublin, Ireland-based company called Also on their roster of online pastimes are games called “Legends of Zork,” “Utopia Kingdom,” and — one that’s still in the developmental stage — “,” which the company says is “a massively casual online game set in the world of Playboy,” adding, “we won’t tell your girlfriend.”

If Playboymanager comes as close to the real McCoy as Trukz does, you won’t want anybody to know, either.

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