Introduction

As Stobart Trucking continues to expand and grow, we need to make sure that all members of our community are treated fairly and equally, whilst maintaining a certain degree of operational functionality to keep everything running smooth for all members of our community, new and old.

If you are unsure about any of the rules please email our support team, [email protected]

Reminder

Please remember that staff have the final say on things, if they deem your actions inappropriate for the servers you will face punishments. Staff reserve the right to suspend your account or revoke your privilege to use our services at any time.

General Rules

General Rules

Ban Evasion
Attempting to evade your ban will result in your ban time being extended and your account being terminated.

Imitation
Attempting to impersonate a staff member or other member of the community will result in your account being terminated.

Community Threats
Threatening or directly attacking the community will result in your account being terminated, your information logged and reported to the appropriate authorities.


Traffic Rules

Speed Limiter
We advise that you use the in-game speed limiter whilst driving on single player, this will help you to avoid incidents in game and ensures minimum truck damage.

Traffic Lights
PLease ensure that you stop at all red traffic lights and only continue when it is safe to do both in single player and multiplayer. Be sure to approach any junction with caution.

Road Safety
Please ensure you stay on the correct side of the road. On the Left if you are driving in the UK and on the Right if you are driving in Europe and Scandinavia. You may cross onto the opposite side of the road when overtaking safely and only when the central line is broken.

Collisions
You should never intentionally or purposefully collide with another truck or vehicle on either single player or multiplayer.

Changing Lanes
When changing lanes be sure to check all your blind spots for other road users and only continue with your manoeuvre when its is safe to do so and at an appropriate speed.

Turn Signals
Use your turn signals at all times, in all cases whether you are turning a corner, going around a roundabout, changing lanes and pulling in/out of companies.

Teamspeak 3 Rules

Within Stobart Trucking VTC we adopt a 4 tier strike system for our Teamspeak 3 server in order to make things fairer for everyone.

What is the 4 tier strike system?
The 4 tier strike system is set of guidelines for both staff and drivers of Stobart Trucking and is to be adhered to at all times.

Strike 1 - Verbal Warning
Verbal warning from a staff member instructing the offender to stop whatever it is that they are doing.

Strike 2 - Kicked From Server
If the offender continues after they have received their verbal warning they will be kicked from the server. This is also the offenders 2nd warning.

Strike 3 - Temporary Ban
If the offender returns to the server and once more continues to break rules they will receive a temporary ban from the server. The length of temporary bans will be at the discretion of the staff member issuing the ban, but will be a minimum of 1hr. This is also the offenders 3rd and final warning.

Strike 4 - Permanent Ban
Permanent bans will be given to any and all offenders who continue to break the rules after they have served their temporary ban. If an offender receives a permanent ban, they will be banned from the Server and their trucknet account permanently suspended. Cannot be appealed.

Members of staff reserve the right to skip tiers 1 & 2 only if they feel the offence is warranting.

Teamspeak Rules

1-1. Respect other users

This includes and is not limited to all forms of bullying, racism, discrimination, insulting another user directly or indirectly & excessive use of profanity. This applies to staff members as well and works both ways. Punishable by TeamSpeak 4 strike system, 1st strike can be skipped.

1-2. Microphone Usage

We would advise that all users have push-to-talk enabled in their settings, this prevents open microphones picking up unnecessary background noise.
Punishable by TeamSpeak strikes 1 & 2, forced push-to-talk.

1-3. Advertising & Recruitment

This includes and is not limited to any form of advertisement of servers and communities that or neither partners of, or directly partly of the Stobart Trucking VTC community. punishable by 4 strike system, strikes 1 & 2 can be skipped.

Direct recruitment for another VTC is punishable by TeamSpeak strike 4 - Permanent ban & TruckNet Strike 3 - Permanent Account Suspension

1-4. Spamming and Flooding

This includes and is not limited to channel hopping, spamming the poke feature and spamming in chat. Punishable by TeamSpeak 4 strike system, strike 1 can be skipped.

1-5. Inappropriate Content

This includes and is not limited to the sharing or posting of sexual, innapropriate or pornographic content. The sharing or posting of links to pictures or videos of sexual, innapropriate, pornogrpahic, explicit material, illegal wares and torrents considered illegal under European & US law.
Punishable by TeamSpeak strikes 3 & 4.

1-6. Impersonation

This includes and is not limited to changing your nickname in order to cause disturbance or distress to another user, impersonating a member of staff or another user.
Punishable by TeamSpeak 4 strike system

1-7. Nicknames

Nicknames cannot be in anyway offensive or explicit. This includes all implications associated with words used within the nicknames.
Punishable by TeamSpeak 4 strike system, strike 1 can be skipped.

1-8. Server Tags

In order to avoid confusion amongst users within the teamspeak server only official nickname tags are permitted. These tags are as follows
[ST] for general users.
[ST-*] for divisions. (* being replaced with the division tag.)
Other tags are allowed in the "Other Games" room however this doesn't include company tags.

Punishable by TeamSpeak 4 strike system.

1-9. SoundBoards and Bots

The use of soundboards and bots is forbidden in all public channels of the teamspeak server.
Punishable by TeamSpeak 4 strike system

1-10. Trolling and Channel Hopping

Trolling or attempting to troll other users and also swapping between channels to cause annoyance to other members of the channel.
Punishable by TeamSpeak 4 strike system

TruckNet Rules

We will be using a 3 strike punishment system for TruckNet rules, how ever please not that some of these rules overlap with Teamspeak rules and are subject to punishment action from both sets.

Strike 1 - Written Warning Written warning [TruckNet PM] from a Staff Member instructing the offender to stop whatever it is they are doing.

Strike 2 - Temporary Account Suspension If the offender continues after they have received their written warning a temporary account suspension will be put into place. The length of the suspension will be at the discretion of the staff member.

Strike 3 - Permanent Account Suspension The offenders TruckNet account will be permanently suspended/terminated. Cannot be Appealed

TruckNet Rules

2-1. Job Completion

Please ensure the job you are submitting has been completed prior to your submission to our servers. We would advise you take note of the information during your job to ensure that nothing will be lost if your session within TruckNet expires. Important information to take note of includes but is not limited to, start and end cities, cargo, how much you are quoted to get paid, all travel costs (tolls, Ferries, Trains) all fuel costs (The amount of money you are spending each time you fill up your tank)

2-2. Incorrect Job information

This includes and is not limited to submitting false information to the TruckNet job submission system in order to cheat and/or falsely increase your statistics.
Punishable by TruckNet 3 strike system

2-3. False Reporting

This includes and is not limited to submitting false reports or reports containing false or inaccurate information about members of staff or other users. Users that are not Part of Stobart Trucking are not our responsibility.
Punishable by TruckNet 3 strike system

2-4. Account Access

Your account is your responsibility. Attempting to or gaining access to another user’s account without permission is strictly forbidden
Punishable by TruckNet strike 3

2-5 Multiple VTCs

In order for jobs to be submitted and our records and statistics be kept accurately we are only allowing our drivers to be part of the Stobart Trucking VTC. If you wish to leave us for another VTC we ask that you close your TruckNet account.
Punishable by TruckNet strike 3 & TeamSpeak strike 4
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