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Hey yall, I wantted to see what truck people would suggest for what my goal is.

So my goal is to make Long distance hauls with the max weight that i can get. I love doing heavy loads,  and im trying to find what rig is right for me and what i want to do. Im not looking to be a speed demon that whips around at 150 kph. I have the basic game right now tho i do plan on getting Special transport and Heavy cargo  dlc packs. 

2 things i would like to know.

1. are Special transport and heavy cargo supported in MP servers?
2. What truck do you like to haul heavy loads with?

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Guest S̶ ̶p̶ ̶a̶ ̶r̶ ̶k̶ ̶i̶ ̶e̶

Special transport trailers are not supported in MP (due to the size), though I still recommend getting the DLC if you don't have it because there are a few extra beacons you can use on your truck with the DLC (which look pretty nice). The heavy cargo DLC is fully supported in TMP.

 

I personally use either my Scania R 2016 4x2 low cab for anything I know I most likely won't be going over 70-80 km/h with (I just personally like how well it actually can handle these trailers, and how stable it is in doing so still), or my Scania R 2009 8x4 (pretty self explanatory) for anything im not doing long distance or if there's a lot of people on the route I plan to take. Both with top-of-the-line 730 hp V8 engines.

With how this game works, you can haul any trailer with any truck and configuration, providing you have the skills to do so. (Though I wouldn't recommend any less than 500hp for trailers 40t+ unless you are getting a gearbox with more gears/shorter overall drive ratio such as the ZF 16 speed or the Scania/Volvo 12+2)

 

8x4 chassis isn't nessecary, but its a nice thing to have for heavy haul. (much easier to make tight turns in cities with more weight+traction pulling the trailer)

 

My best suggestion for long distance heavy haul (providing you will average 80-100 km/h): Any truck with a 500+ hp engine, coupled to the shorter variant of the 12 speed gearbox (the extra gears aren't nessecary as long as you stay above 500 hp))

If you plan on going a bit faster than 100 km/h then you should use the longer 12 gear gearbox, definitely with 600hp+.

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I can recommend the new Scania in heavy duty execution for heavy transport.

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To add on to what @S p a r k i e said:

I'd recommend a 16 speed in general, although the DAF ones make for better mixed use gearboxes.

A 6x4/8x4 truck is pretty much a base requirement

Learning how to manual shift, or use shift hinting will be extremely useful to carry speed

Honestly, you'll be fine with a ~400 HP engine unless you haul up that one huge incline in Norway

I wouldn't go past 80 with the trailers, the odd handling physics could catch you out easily

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On 2/15/2019 at 7:21 AM, Wimder said:

1. are Special transport and heavy cargo supported in MP servers?

Hello!
MP does not support Special Cargo. You can use Heavy Cargo.

On 2/15/2019 at 7:21 AM, Wimder said:

2. What truck do you like to haul heavy loads with?

 I'd like to use Volvo. Fast and powerful truck.

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Special Transport DLC is not supported by TruckersMP because it requires AI vehicles and since they're not on MP it won't be possible to use them and I guess when they finish working on a new game mod they'll work on the support of that DLC. Well, I think Volvo is the best truck for heavy trailers as It's pretty powerful and also looks nice ;)

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Hello There Wimder

 

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