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Spearmint-

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16 Truck?

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About Spearmint-

  • Rank
    1t Caravan
  • Birthday 07/04/1998

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    North Wales
  • Preferred Trucks
    Volvo
  • EU Garage Location
    United Kingdom: Liverpool
  • Known languages
    English, Welsh

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  1. In my opinion, a VTC that would appeal to me would be one that focuses on realism and the every day operations of a transport company. The people running the show need to have a fairly decent background when it comes to transport companies to determine what is and what isn't classed as realistic. They also need to be active and participate with their drivers and provide the drivers with opportunities to develop and move up the ranking ladder within the VTC (goal setting, etc). The virtual paperwork is no issue and as long as they accommodate a program to aid with it (either TruckBooks or an independent program) then it's almost all automatic anyway and requires little to no effort. The VTC should have a professional page on the forums that describes what the company do, where they are based from, the fleet of trucks they have and the company livery (which shouldn't be too 'out there') - all of which should be headed with a clean company logo. A lot of VTC's (when I used to play all the time, unsure if they've changed) are heavily focused on convoys. That's not an issue at all, but I for one am not interested in large planned convoys and prefer to drive alone or in a very small group. When they're more bothered about convoys than how their drivers perform or their activity then it drives me away from the company. Professionalism and the fun factor is hard to balance because all members will be different and have their own tastes which is well within their right. In my opinion, VIVA have got this down to a tee. When I drove for them they held regular convoys for those wanting fun, and also recognised people for their realistic approach to trucking - a lot of the divisions incorporate roleplay into their delivery logs which was great to see (all of which was optional to balance to realism and fun). They regularly updated their special delivery lists and also held daily polls etc to keep the community engaged which really helped balance the two factors.
  2. I really like it! More so the frosty aesthetic rather than the altered physics - just gives the game a visual kick to keep me interested
  3. My beautiful Volvo FH dressed in her Viva livery.
  4. I always use the 6/2 midlift since its one of the most common chassis set ups in the UK. Don't get why people use 8x4 with normal general haulage trailers, it looks stupid but each to their own I guess.
  5. A Bring Logistics Volvo FH. She struggles up some hills but manages to get there in one piece!
  6. Always used to be a Scania fan but I've switched to Volvo! The day-time running lights of the FH are beautiful
  7. I get so bored driving while not in a VTC. I enjoy being immersed and when I’m not driving for a company I feel like it’s a wasted trip and I don’t enjoy it as much.
  8. My new J-Spec R450 Scania with the paint job based on the WS Transportation fleet in the UK (another transport company owned by the Stobart family)
  9. @TurklerRS at the end of the day, the need you have to modify your own personal truck is the need others have to make their trucks look realistic and fit in with the majority of other ones on the road in real life, especially the fleets of larger companies. I don’t get why the whole acceleration and accessory part is being brought up in your argument. The people who voluntarily use J-Spec trucks are fully aware of the decreased acceleration times, etc and just aren’t a fan of accessories like you may be. If you’re happy supposedly being ‘rich’ and using accessories and modifying your truck to your need then go ahead, these people are doing the exact same just on the other end of the spectrum because it’s their own personal preference and they seek a bit more realism in their gameplay.
  10. If they bug you, overtake them when it’s safe to do so or wait patiently behind them. They’re having fun doing what they’re doing and they’re not causing havoc by driving safely so why ruin their experience by overtaking like a complete muppet - the quicker you go above the speed limit, in my opinion, the more of an idiot you look.
  11. That’s beautiful! Might have to copy you and use this set up
  12. I always make some ridiculous truck every so often with a 520HP engine, a ram bar and loads of lights but always end up reverting back to a j-spec truck.. they're so nice to look at since they're no where near as common as the christmas tree trucks. I tend not to stick to a particular truck when making J-spec, randomly decided to use the Iveco today:
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