2018/06/29 - Updated rule §2.1 and §3.1.
2018/06/07 - Included brand guidelines in rule §5.5.
2018/04/02 - Major overhaul, many rules are rewritten and a section about save editing has been added.
2017/12/18 - Changed rule §4.2 regarding Ping kicks to include all types of system kicks - §4.2 Server Auto Kicks .
§1 - Service-wide rules
§2 - Game only rules
§3 - Save editing rules
§4 - Forum only rules
§5 - Guides & Information
§1.1 - Account
You are responsible for your own account. When rules are being broken, we will punish the account that broke them, no matter who was playing at that time.
§1.2 - Ban Evading
Creating or using another account to get around a temporary or permanent ban. If the evidence points that you have ban evaded, Managers reserve the right to ban you again without notification.
§1.3 - Spamming or Abuse
Using any of the report or communication systems provided on TruckersMP services inappropriately. This can include but is not limited to spamming them, reporting users multiple times with the same evidence and misusing the system for its intended purposes. Spamming posts with little to no content and/or useless content is also classified as abuse. This can include but isn't limited to: In-game chat, CB radio, horn spamming, our forum, support tickets, feedback tickets, appeals and reports.
§1.4 - Reporting users
§1.5 - Inappropriate use of language, communication and impersonation of any kind
§1.6 - Law and piracy
Rules marked with an Asterisk (*) don't apply on servers with '[Freeroam]' in their title.
§2.1 - Hacking/Bug abusing - PERMANENT BAN
Using any kind of tool to change gameplay, including but not limited to using the in-game console, trainers or cheat engine in order to bypass the speeding limiter, to jump hack, no collision hack or anything similar.
§2.2 - Ramming*
Causing a collision with another user's vehicle or attempting to cause a collision with their vehicle.
§2.3 - Blocking*
Restricting a user's travel path, blocking entrances to highways or other entry points or anything similar.
§2.4 - Incorrect Way / Inappropriate Overtaking*
Driving the incorrect way down a road. Overtaking or Undertaking in an area of extremely low FPS and/or in areas with large amounts of traffic, overtaking resulting in an accident or anything similar. This also includes overtaking on any 1 lane in each direction road where there is excessive traffic such as a traffic jam. Areas with a large amount of traffic are considered to be 25+ players.
§2.5 - Inappropriate / Reckless Driving*
Driving in such a way that is considered unsafe, driving backwards, the wrong way, failing to yield, racing other users, ignoring other players and rules. Driving outside of the map boundaries. This includes spots inaccessible by normal driving unless the player has Game Moderator permissions. Attempting to use desync in order to cause damage to another users vehicle is forbidden.
§2.6 - Useless Traffic / Inappropriate parking*
Repeatedly driving to and from an area of high population with no aim other than to cause more traffic. Parking or stopping in areas of high population for no reason. This applies to areas with 25+ users. Using the designated car parks is fine when there is low traffic in the area.
§2.7 - Excessive use of beacons
You may not use/turn on any beacons (including LED) in areas with large amounts of traffic. This applies to areas with 25+ users.
§2.8 - Car with trailer*
Cars are not allowed to pull trailers, with the exception of the caravan.
§2.9 - Inappropriate Convoy Management / Car Abuse*
Convoy pilots are not permitted to slow down, block or control traffic, acting as a moderator and otherwise abusing the pilot scheme paint job. You are not permitted to take a convoy into highly populated area intentionally. This can include (but not limited to) Calais, Duisburg, Calais-Duisburg road or surrounding areas.
§2.10 - Event Servers
All rules apply to any event server unless approved temporary rules override for a certain event.
Event server requirements can be found here.
Temporary rules for events can be found here.
§2.11 - How bans are issued
If you have at least two history bans of the same length in your ban history, Game Moderators may extend your ban to the next ban history length, regardless of how many bans you have had in the last year. For example, if you have already had two 1-month bans, your next ban can be extended to 3 months. If you have two 3-month bans, your ban can be extended to perm. Note that bans that are extended due to it being your 4th, 5th or 6th ban cannot be removed, they are strictly 1 month, 3 months and permanent.
§3.1 - Truck modding
Your vehicle must be functional. The truck must have the chassis, cabin, wheels and headlights. Some players might not see some players' headlights and tail lights if they don't own tuning DLCs. It's also permitted to save edit truck specific paint jobs into other trucks (e.g. Premium Racing paint job into another truck).
It is allowed to save edit default engines and transmissions for trucks (e.g. 750Hp Volvo Engine with Scania Gearbox on a DAF truck). It is allowed to mix chassis and cabins of different trucks as long as they don't extend their hitbox significantly. Attempts to mix parts of cars and trucks are not allowed and will result in a kick from the server.
Adding an excessive amount of items on your truck or placing items where they are not meant to stay is not allowed, any item that is not mentioned in these rules can only be placed where allowed by default by the game.
(from left to right: save edited chassis and cabin, truck with multiple bars on one single slot, truck with a save edited paint job)
§3.2 - Trailer modding
It's only permitted to use the default in-game combinations for trailers. These are the allowed trailer combinations:
Euro Truck Simulator 2
American Truck Simulator
It is permitted to save edit the weight of trailers, the weight must be above 1 tonne (1000kg).
It is permitted to save edit and mix normal trailers (normal short trailer) as long as their hitbox is not extended significantly and taillights are still visible, wheels cannot be changed either as it affects trailer stability. It's not allowed to save edit other trailers combinations, exception made for paint jobs and registration plates, which are permitted.
§3.3 - Car modding
It's permitted to save edit default trucks' paint jobs on cars. Save editing AI car wheels into the Scout car is also allowed.
Examples of save edited Scout cars:
§3.4 - Addon Hookups and Customized Accessories
It is permitted to use custom accessories and addon hookups, such as bullbars and trailer paint jobs. It is not allowed to edit chassis accessories, cabin, interior, sound, wheel, truck paint job, engine and transmission. These accessories are needed for your game and truck to work properly. Please note that this kind of save editing is only local and can't be seen by other players. These custom accessories and addon hookups must not have a collision. All rules mentioned above are still valid, in case there are mistakes in the save edit that go against rules you might face a punishment.
Examples of custom accessories with addon hookups: (from left to right: custom trailer skin, truck accessory 8x4 chassis with spoiler, trailer accessory of a double trailer with "Aerodynamic" looks)
§3.5 - Supported mods and examples
These are some of the supported mods:
§3.6 - Disclaimer
Make sure that all mods you're using comply with these rules. You are responsible for all the modifications you decide to apply. If your modifications go against these rules you might face a punishment. If you're unsure whether your mod is allowed or not, ask staff members before going in-game.
§4.1 - No off-topic posting
You may not post replies not relevant to the topic or previous posts on the topic.
§4.2 - No bumping threads more than once every 3 days, or unnecessarily
You can only post to bump a topic once every 3 days. In addition, you are not allowed to bump topics unnecessarily, for example, you are not allowed to bump your VTC topic unless the post adds content to the topic.
§4.3 - Use descriptive titles
Do not use titles such as "Help me", instead try to describe the content of the topic.
§4.4 - No reputation farming
Do not use other accounts to upvote your own posts, "farming" likes or upvotes.
§4.5 - No trading or selling
You are not allowed to use this forum to trade/sell goods, Steam accounts or any other services (e.g. services which require subscription payment, TS3 servers, VPNs, PTC, Gambling sites and so on). This does not include official game store pages and free unused game keys.
§4.6 - Signatures
§4.7 - Animations
§4.8 - Category use/purpose
A description of the intended purpose or use of a forum category can be found in the category description. Any topic that does not follow this can be moved, and even hidden or deleted. In case of users frequently posting in the wrong category, a verbal warning or even a warning point can be issued. Any category on the forum can have specific rules or requirements that only apply to that category. When this applies, information will be given in either the category description, above the category content or in a pinned topic in the category. Sub categories have the same category-specific rules and requirements as the parent category unless otherwise specified. For example, the ETS2MP bug reports category has the same rules as the general Bug report section. When a category has a specified format, using this format is required unless otherwise specified. Formats are given in the same way as category-specific rules. In a category with strict moderation, any off-topic posts will be given a warning point, without verbal warnings prior. This is to ensure the quality of the information found in certain sections. These sections are identified with a [STRICT MODERATION] tag in the section description.
§4.9 - Translating replies
Using Google Translate or other translating services to participate in conversations in language sections is not allowed.
§4.10 - Backseat moderating
It is the job of our Forum Moderators to seek out and identify offences made while they are managing the forums, please report a post if you come across an offense.
§5.1 - Guides:
§5.2 - Server Auto Kicks
Ping - If your ping is over 600ms to the server, you will be disconnected from the server in order to avoid desync issues for others. This ping check is taken as an average.
Double Trailers (ETS2) - Doubles are only allowed inside the Scandinavia DLC. Taking them outside will cause the server to kick you.
Headlights - Headlights must always be on between the hours of 16:00 (4pm) - 07:00 (7am)
Unsupported accessories - Using police accessories or any other unsupported item will cause the server to kick you.
§5.3 - Staff and TruckersMP
Staff reserve the right to kick or ban you from the Truckers MP servers at any point if needed. We ask you to create a ban appeal if you are banned instead of messaging any member of the team privately. The servers, mod and staff are provided free of charge for everyone and in that sense, everyone is a guest on the servers and it is a privilege that can be removed at any time. No form of persecution or offence toward any other members or staff team members will be permitted. We reserve the right to remove your right to access the servers at any time and at our discretion. Please note that the creators of the TruckersMP mod are not linked to SCS in any way, shape, or form. TruckersMP staff can be exempted from these rules if deemed necessary for their duties.
§5.4 - Appealing and filing a complaint
If you have been banned, you have the right to appeal the ban at https://truckersmp.com/appeals. If you feel that your ban appeal is not handled correctly or that you want to file a complaint against a staff member, use our feedback system. This feedback system is your last option. Any decision made by high ranked staff members will be final and cannot be appealed in another way. Evidence for bans is required to be available for the duration of the ban plus 1 month. It is not possible to contact any member of the TruckersMP staff about bans that expired over a month ago.
§5.5 - TruckersMP assets and logo
Our assets, including our logo, are copyrighted. You are allowed to use our logo accordingly to our brand guidelines.
§5.6 - Changing these rules
TruckersMP can change these rules at any time given. If one of those rules does not apply anymore, the others will still do. By using our mod, you agree to all of these rules. You have no excuse that you didn't know about them.