The gameplay is very similar to the gameplay of American Long Haul, which was released a year after Haulin'. Compared to previous 18 WoS games the map became a bit larger (Mexico has been removed) and the graphics have been improved. The ability to use custom soundtracks and save games during deliveries was added also.
- Main article: 18 Wheels of Steel: Haulin' Trucks
There are nine different truck manufacturers with 32 models in the game.
|SCS Software Trucking Games|
|Truck Simulator series||Euro Truck Simulator - German Truck Simulator - UK Truck Simulator - Euro Truck Simulator 2 - American Truck Simulator|
|18 Wheels of Steel series||Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel - Across America - Pedal to the Metal - Convoy - Haulin' - American Long Haul - Extreme Trucker - Extreme Trucker 2|
|Other games||Trucks & Trailers - Scania Truck Driving Simulator|