How to get validated or verified


Last update: 03 Jul 20:04 UTC
Short link to this article: https://truckersmp.com/kb/325



In this article, you'll learn how to apply for VTC validation or verification, and what this means for your Virtual Trucking Company.


A VTC is one of the best ways to interact with other members of the community, to meet new people and to bring a bit of the real life industry to the world of TruckersMP. One of the best ways you can further grow your VTC is to apply for our validation or verification programs, allowing you to expand your VTC into a truly great community.


What is validation?

Validation is the first step towards getting your VTC recognised, which will give you access to some new abilities on the website. The main perk is simply status; having a validated VTC shows others that you have worked hard to create the foundations of a professional, organised company.

  • You will have the chance to appear on the home page of the VTC system, under the "Aspiring VTCs" section.
  • Your VTC name will have a gold colour across the TruckersMP website, including the VTC system and the user profiles of your members.
  • Your VTC will appear higher up in search results in the VTC search menu.
  • You will gain access to the gallery feature of the VTC system, allowing those with permission to upload your best VTC photos for everyone to see!
  • Your VTC news posts will be shown on the home page of the VTC system as well as on the VTC news page.

Requirements to get validated:

To be eligible for validation, your VTC must meet the following requirements:

  • Your VTC must have at least 10 members, and be actively recruiting.
  • Your VTC must have at least 5 public news posts, one of which cannot be older than 1 month. News posts should be original and varied.
  • Your VTC must have a professional-looking VTC page with appropriate information in all sections (name, slogan, logo, banner, information, rules, requirements and role names).
  • Your VTC must have a working and professionally presented website which says: what the VTC is about and a link to a communicating platform such as Discord, TeamSpeak, Slack or QQ.
  • The VTC owner must have a connected Discord or forum account.

Applying for validation:

If you are looking to get your VTC validated, then submit a feedback ticket under the VTC category. When you submit your ticket, make sure you follow this format:

VTC page link:
Why your VTC should be validated:


What is verification?

Verification is the highest level of recognition to a VTC, it gives you access to a wide range of new features. The main benefit of being verified is the direct connection you get with Community Managers to help test new VTC features, take part in VTC surveys, and actively work to improve your company.

  • You will have the chance to appear on the home page of the VTC system, under the "Featured VTCs" section.
  • Your VTC name will appear red with a blue verified tick across the TruckersMP website, including the VTC system and the user profiles of your members.
  • Your VTC will appear at the top of search results in the VTC search menu.
  • You will gain enhanced access to the gallery feature, with an increased image upload count. Published images also have a chance to be shown on the home page of the VTC system and the VTC gallery.
  • Your VTC news posts will be shown on the home page of the VTC system as well as on the VTC news page.
  • Your VTC will gain the option for a custom URL slug, replacing your VTCID.
  • You will be able to set up webhooks to receive notifications within the Discord of your VTC.
  • Events created by your VTC have the chance of being featured on our event system to reach a wider audience.
  • The leaders of your VTC will receive an exclusive rank and badge on the TruckersMP forum.

Requirements to get verified:

To be eligible for verification, your VTC must meet the following requirements:

  • Your VTC must have at least 50 members, and be actively recruiting.
  • Your VTC must have at least 20 public news posts, three of which cannot be older than 1 month. News posts should be original and varied.
  • Your VTC must organise 1 public event and 1 private event, and attend 2 public events per month.
  • Your VTC must have a professional-looking VTC page with appropriate information in all sections (name, slogan, logo, banner, information, rules, requirements and role names). Your VTC name must consist of alphanumeric characters only.
  • Your VTC must have a working and professionally presented website which says: what the VTC is about and a link to a communicating platform such as Discord, TeamSpeak, Slack or QQ.
  • Your VTC website must be secure, compliant to GDPR and other privacy and data regulations. As such, it must contain a properly written Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy.
  • The VTC owner must have a connected Discord and forum account.
  • Your VTC must be validated for at least 2 months.

Applying for verification:

If you are looking to get your VTC verified, then submit a feedback ticket under the VTC category. When you submit your ticket, make sure you follow this format:

VTC page link:
Why your VTC should be verified:
Evidence of hosting 1 public event:
Evidence of hosting 1 private event:
Evidence of attending 2 public events:

Your evidence screenshots must have the TAB menu visible.


Once you have submitted your ticket, please wait patiently for Community Managers to process your request. Community Managers will notify you in the reply whether your request has been accepted or not. If your request has been rejected, you will be given advice and explained how to make suitable changes.

Disclaimer:

The validated or verified status can be revoked at any time by Community Management when a requirement is no longer met or by actions that negatively impact the community. This also applies to validated or verified VTCs that don't meet the requirements after being promoted to a new status.

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