I haven't noticed that though I haven't flipped over a loaded truck very recently. But I did notice recently that you lose a log or 2 when manually dropping a packed load. This seems like a new "feature", maybe to prevent players from abusing the drop load feature to get out of sticky situations. I kind of like that. But I'll test the capsizing too. IMO you should be able to pick up all logs in that situation.
I just went through the pics in the other thread. Nice! But why is it in the off-topic forum? I never go there, so I don't mind having another screenshot thread here. At least I got to see the other one too. And yes this game is primarily about logging, so nothing wrong with logging pics. Crawling / off-roading with smaller vehicles is fine too. I like both, though the smaller vehicles in the workshop are often overpowered and/or overweight. I like to adjust those to realistic values before going on missions.
My opinion has actually evolved on this. First of all, an unpacked load doesn't have zero weight. It has some but less than a packed load. But lately I have been transporting unpacked loads for some distance not for the reduced weight but to reduce the # of trips to the log kiosk, meaning if it makes sense on a particular map I transport multiple unpacked loads on one truck, then as I get closer to the destination I unload some logs at a makeshift distribution point from which I deliver the packed loads. Just makes things more efficient.
I see. So is the automatic mode what you have to use? That would make sense if the truck is slowing down to a crawl going up hill. A lot of trucks will do that in automatic mode and that's the #1 thing that sucks about the automatic. Thankfully I have a manual shifter.