Just wanted to start some convo about this game since it appears some duders on this forum seem to be enjoying it. Oh before I forget make sure you download the latest patch here as it contains an entire brand of trucks as well as some other major improvements!
I picked this game up last night, real fun game. I find it's an excellent game to listen to podcasts too while playing.
Anyway so how are your games going right now?
In my game I started off driving a Scania, they are not the fanciest trucks in the world but they are durable (useful for someone who does not actualy drive trucks) but man climbing in to the cab seems like your litteraly climbing back in to the late 80's early 90's! It certainly does not seem to have as much gadgets and modern trimmings of some of the other trucks. Anyway start off in the UK (southhamption to be exact as thats near where I live) and did a few short delivers to build up experience. I did not take a loan and buy a truck straight away. Mostly because the base truck is kind of crappy while the next truck up is only 50k more but has more than a 100hp more in the engine amoungst other things. So I held out and took the expensive cargo perks and on my second level up I took the license that allows you to take flamable liquids like petrol. (the middle icon at the top perk) This essentaly doubled what I was earning, I also made sure not to take longer jobs as most are not as rewarding as the short trips when starting out.
Since taking my "petrol license" I have found myself doing a lot of work in central Germany. It's big highways (some of which have no speed restrictions!) make it a pretty fun and easy place to drive around as long as you remember to stay on the right side of the road which being from the UK admittedly I did accedently prang a couple of cars on one of my trips to a german quarry.