How do I start a virtual freight forwarding business?

Basically, a virtual freight forwarding company is used to compete with other forwarding agents or forwarding companies, to bring a bit of reality into play or to run a joint project or hobby with friends. Some say roughly that the Euro Truck Simulator 2 or the American Truck Simulator is being extended by a kind of "role play mode".

And so it goes....

1. The Game
The first thing you need is the Euro Truck Simulator 2 and / or the American Truck Simulator from SCS Software. (The actual basic version of the game is sufficient.) Further DLCs are not necessary for a virtual forwarding and serve only for the expansion of the main game.)

2. Forwarding Administration & Programs
Second, I need a management system for your virtual freight forwarding which is also your fulcrum. There, all relevant data is recorded, such as Logbook, driven km, revenue, expenses, hiring staff, salaries, statistics and so on. Depending on the administration program, the data from the tours are automatically read out of the game or you have to enter them manually. Also, the functions of the management system are different, while some systems simulate a complete virtual trucking & forwarding life, others are more designed for statistics. The administrative systems are mostly free and usually funded by donations.
A list of management systems can be found here.

3. Advertising & Driver
If you've started your own virtual shipping company with a management system, you can invite your friends and play together in a virtual shipping company. You can now extend it with your own website, Facebook page, Teamspek, Discord server, WhatsApp group, and more. Of course, if you want to grow your virtual carrier and look for new drivers, that would be an advantage. The management systems also all have their own job market where I can advertise vacancy and find new drivers. You can of course also here, on our website, write out your vacancies. (We are management system independent and also free.) If you can not or do not want to create your own website, then you can also use our company groups area and present your company there.


That was it already. If we have forgotten something like complaining or if you have any questions, just ask here in the comments.