So how do I start a VTC then

Timothy024

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Jan 10, 2014
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Ok so how do I start a VTC then for I am trying to do a American based company and I need some hits on what info to use for my company that I am going to make
 

Max

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The first thing you would need, is a lot of time! Managing a VTC takes up almost all of your own time, even with a large team behind you!

If you're happy with that, then you need to find a way to make your VTC stand out from the rest. Often the best way to do this is by having a high quality, unique skin & if possible, other mods such as trailers, that no other VTC has.

The final thing I would say is that you need to have patience if your VTC isn't successful at first! The VTC I'm working for at the moment was very small when it first opened, but in the year or so, we've gained experienced modders, and drivers who are willing to work hard, and now have 175+ drivers!

I hope this helps you, and if you have any more questions, feel free to drop me a PM :)
 

Adi

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Jan 10, 2014
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100s of hours are put into making a VTC, so I was just wondering if there was some-sort of income to compensate the effort?
 

Max

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100s of hours are put into making a VTC, so I was just wondering if there was some-sort of income to compensate the effort?
By income, I assume you mean, money? In which case, no, you make absolutely nothing from it! :P
 

Max

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So it is literally like a charity work.
haha, you could say that! Just gives you something to do I guess! There's ways of making a small ammount of money, like using Adfly, but you don't really make enough that way!
 

Muzz

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I never really used to mind Adfly, but since the release of ETS2 and since the community started to pick up steam, I can't stand it. Every mod site is full of the junk, and not even Adblock can fully block it.

But anyway, I think Tim has found the answer to his question.
 

Simplez72

Range Logistics VTC - Owner
Mar 15, 2014
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In response to Tims question I can only back up what Max has said, Time is the main thing, I spend on average 8/10 hours a day sorting out stuff for the VTC, sometimes longer. You'll take ages just getting a few drivers and it will seem very tiresome, I think Swift has the biggest following though I know of another that has over a 100 drivers.
Your always striving to get the best results for your drivers, alot of VTC's are done by dedicated people who want to share their joy of the game, and for this reason they put the effort in.
Finance wise, well you have the cost of servers and website stuff, as well as any licences you use. However a few VTCS avoid these costs by using social media, but contribute enormously to sites similiar to this one.
Understanding your drivers is always good BUT only providing/ allowing mods to better enhance the gameplay not just xp and cash.

Hope that helps Tim please feel free to pm me with any questions. Good luck with it.
 
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Nutter

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Jul 28, 2014
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One thing I did to make my VTC stand out was develop and create our own app, tracking and logging our drivers' deliveries and such
 

Razor

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Jul 30, 2014
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I never really used to mind Adfly, but since the release of ETS2 and since the community started to pick up steam, I can't stand it. Every mod site is full of the junk, and not even Adblock can fully block it.
I think adfly is a major waste of five seconds. Sure, I guess if the content on the other side is 100% original, then maybe I'd feel better. On to my point—Google an adfly bypasser. I use one on occasion and it generates the link that adfly directs you to so you can skip it altogether.