Rules Changelog

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From time to time we have to make changes to the official TruckersMP rules. Some existing rules may need removing, some rules may need to be added and some rules might need minor tweaks to improve clarity. Whilst the most recent changes always appear at the top of the TruckersMP Rules page, the details and reasons behind the changes are not always clear. Consequently, we have created this article to log rule updates in more detail, allowing us to be as transparent as possible with the community regarding why a change has been made.

If you have any questions about the TruckersMP rules, feel free to contact us via the feedback system for clarification.

July 2021

No double/triple trailer zone in Kirkenes (ProMods)

After many complications with traffic in the Kirkenes quarry and surrounding areas the decision was made to restrict the use of double and triple trailers to everywhere but the Kirkenes area. We hope that this could help decrease the traffic in this area and make it slightly easier to commute. Currently there are no plans to extend this to other areas, such as the C-D road.
Only the quarry road itself is affected, you may see a warning in the ingame chat informing you about the area when close.
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Convoys in highly populated areas

You may remember that the definition of highly populated areas was mentioned in rule §2.4, but this has now been moved to rule §2 to make this easier to understand. It is now clearly stated when areas are considered "highly populated". In addition, convoy restrictions were mentioned in rule §2.6, but they were rather vague. We have improved the definition of what is considered a convoy and have established areas in which convoys are prohibited.
We would like to highlight that this is not in an attempt to restrict convoys even more, as nothing has really changed, it is just now much easier to understand now. Please also note that you can now organise convoys to and from any area, with the sole exception of those mentioned in rule §2.6 when they are highly populated.

Minor Changes

  • §2.4 & §5.2 - Reworded for clarity.
  • §5.1 - Added double/triple trailers.
  • §5.3 - Highlights the use of the appeal system.

May 2021

Rework of §1.5 - Inappropriate use of language, communication and impersonation of any kind

Over the past years, rule §1.5 has become one of the largest rules and has been revised multiple times with different content and formats. With this update, we want to make it easier for everyone to understand what this rule is about.
Therefore, we have split §1.5 into three rules:

  • §1.5 - Inappropriate use of language
  • §1.6 - Impersonation of any kind
  • §1.7 - Inappropriate content

As a result of this change, rules §1.6 - Law and piracy, §1.7 - Backseat moderation, §1.8 - Incitement and §1.9 - Ambiguity have been changed to §1.8, §1.9, §1.10 and §1.11 respectively.

Flashing and blinking images/GIFs

GIFs are popular in Virtual Trucking Company information fields and profile bios. They can be a nice addition but can easily be abused.
People with photosensitive epilepsy or similar might be affected and therefore, we must limit the use of such content.
With this rule update, we restricted the use of GIFs to non-flashing/non-blinking content service-wide (§1.7). Whether or not a GIF counts as flashing/blinking is at the discretion of TruckersMP Staff. Now that this is a service-wide rule, we removed it from the forum rules (§4.2).

Changes to reporting on the website

The web report system is one of our most popular website features and with each update we try and improve accessibility to make your experience as optimized as possible. Our rule §1.4 - Reporting users covers the most important guidelines to follow when using the web report system. We have rewritten parts of it to make it easier to understand.
To improve the efficiency of our moderation staff’s workflow, web reports with evidence longer than 2 minutes must include a timestamp of the offense, a change from the previous 5 minutes.

Minor changes

  • §2 - Clarified that “road rules” (rules marked with an asterisk (*)) do not apply in No Collision Zones
  • §4.1 - Clarified that the max file size of images does not include externally hosted files
  • §4.5 - Moved the forum punishment system from a forum post to our rules
  • §5.1 - Auto kick for headlights adjusted to 21:00 (9 PM) - 05:00 (5 AM)
  • §2.6, §2.8, §3, §4, §4.3, §5.4, §5.7 - Altered to be grammatically correct

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