Going to live in a remote location is a significant change. People look at it with great caution and fear of the unknown. But if you accept it as a chance for the new beginning, the excitement and positive thoughts will replace the stress and anxiety about moving. Tips on how to handle all that stress while waiting for the departure day read here.

A procedure for changing your residence doesn’t necessarily have to be complicated. In the beginning, you need to make an important decision and further develop a move-out plan based on it. This decision concerns your budget and how you plan to move to a new home – will you organize everything by yourself and rent a moving truck, or you will leave that to the professional movers.

Are You Prepared for Moving?

When they start with the moving procedure, most people want to finish it as soon as possible so that they can go on with their lives. However, this doesn’t mean you have to rush with the organization of moving. In this case, quicker realization does not mean always more savings in time and money.

Some people are able to independently organize every detail of the move to the new address, starting from unpacking furniture, unloading things and equipping a new home. If they know to work with tools and have enough time, they can do many tasks on their own. The only thing they need is a truck large enough to transport their entire household. With a good plan, even a remote location is not a problem.

The further you go, the more things disturb and complicate your relocation. If you are ready to deal with extensive paperwork, wait in line for all those permits, and get familiar with various state regulations, then you don’t need professional movers. But if tight deadlines or too many things to transport concern you, hiring one of the best long distance movers will solve your problems.

Voluntary Help or Professional Help

Nobody likes sorting, packaging, and loading stuff, but its unavoidable part of moving. If you are willing to reduce your load by organizing a yard/garage sale, donating things, or simply throwing them away, go ahead. It can be useful in multiple ways, bringing a lot of benefits and savings, for whatever way you have decided.

Agencies offering full moving service can do all the boring jobs for you. But it will cost you pretty much. Plus, you have to supervise the packaging so that everything is in place. If you care more about your peace than money, or you have too much obligation to waste time on packing, the solution is a moving agency.

If you don’t have too many things, you can rely on close people to help move out. Hire them to pack your household and loading a rented truck. If you do not have a problem to look for help from friends and relatives, and also get free packing material, you will surely spend less money than hiring professional movers. You can use some saved money to treat people who have helped you.

What in Case of Damage?

However, if you have some valuable items that require a particular way of packing and transportation, your friends may not be of great help. Any unwary move can damage your property. And if you planned to transport items with a rented moving truck, your load is not insured. You are responsible for everything that you get in and out of the van.

Check on the following link what to do in case of damaging your stuff while transportation:


Professional movers can spare you of all that stress if you don’t have reliable helpers. Thinking of how much damage they can make (unintentionally), the engagement of a moving agency with full service is a form of potential savings. Plus, you don’t have to do anything; just to coordinate and make sure everything is done timely.

Safety Issue

Moving to distant locations is done with large and heavy vehicles that can’t (and shouldn’t) go too fast. That is the main reason why the transport of your things to your new address can last for several days. If you can load your entire household in a moving van, good for you. But in most cases, you need a truck.

To transport your stuff with these trucks safely, you need specialized knowledge and experience in operating long-haul trucks is required. The driving of larger vehicles while under load differs from driving a car in almost every segment – turning, merging, braking, behavior on busy roads, and so on. It is, therefore, not advisable for people with no driving experience to rent a moving truck.

Driving a Moving Truck Is a Risk

Also, for driving a big truck, you need high concentration and a lot of rest. Do not sit behind the wheel if you have just finished packing and loading the truck’s trailers. Hitting the road in such a state can be dangerous. Your perception is disturbed by tiredness, and you’re probably not aware of the fact that you are driving a large vehicle.

If you decide to engage in a relocation agency, you don’t have to worry about road safety. Companies of trust have specially trained drivers whose job is exclusively the transport of your stuff. Other workers will do the loading and unloading if you opt for a moving company providing full-service.

During the summer season, roads are busy. People use beautiful weather to move so you can see many moving trucks on your way to the new home. Perhaps you are an adventurer who feels u-haul driving as a once-in-a-lifetime experience but think twice. Isn’t it easier to leave the transportation to professionals?

Finances are an essential item when moving, but trying to save in the wrong way can cost you a lot. Renting a moving truck is a good idea, but it takes a lot of conditions to make everything goes smoothly. For long distance moving, professional movers are the best solution because they have the necessary knowledge, equipment, and experience.

Learning a new game can be challenging, but also fun and exciting if the material is something you love. For truck lovers out there, Euro Truck Simulator 2 is an amazing game that offers plenty of depth and screen time, so if you are new to the game and want to learn how to get better results, stick around!

Some of our best tips for new players in the game are:

Use the Euro Truck Simulator 2 tutorial

If this is your first time playing Euro Truck Simulator 2, or perhaps if you just want to test out certain things, trying the tutorial can be a great way to get a well paced introduction to the game, and learning how to drive properly.

You have the option of turning of certain UI elements in order to clear the screen for more visibility on the road. If you are used to playing Rocket league or other fast moving car games, you might need a bit of time to get used to the pace and speed of the large trucks.

Practice reversing with trailer

If you are not interested in the tutorial, you can always find a quiet place in the game itself, and spend some time backing up. You will want plenty of space around to start with, and just learn how the truck and trailer moves along the way.

Once you feel confident, you can find areas with more obstacles, or even traffic, to perfect your reversing skills and learn how to use the mirrors when reversing with a wide trailer. One good tip is to always position your truck as best as possible, to avoid having to reverse in the first place, but sometimes that’s not possible, and you will need to rely on your practiced skills.

Finding the best job offers

You have the option of sorting through many filters in ETS2, that will help narrow down the most interesting job offers you will get. One option we recommend is using the price per distance, or the route length, to optimize your income early on.

By getting the best price per distance, you will get the most amount of money for the job, and 5% per job can quickly add up in the early stages. By using route length, you can try another strategy that depends on finishing as many jobs as quick as possible. You might not earn as much per job, but you will complete more jobs and level up in that way.

But be careful, you will sometimes be offered a job that seems great in terms of price or length, but if you have to pay road tolls, for ferry or other expenses in order to get there, you might want to find another options. Especially in the first 10-20 trips, since you will have better options usually.

Special Transport Routes

In the latest update of 1.43, we saw the addition of special transport routes on multiple maps. These routes provide good options for earning a lot of money quickly, but you will need to set up your trucks to qualify in order to optimize earnings.

Is upgrading engines worth it in ETS2?

Almost always. By getting better engines you will find that your truck performs better. Aside from the fact your vehicle now handles better, it also helps boost your income in the long run. From fuel costs to wear and tear, your expenses will be lowered.

What are the best trucks in Euro Truck Simulator 2?

Volvo has some excellent trucks in this game. We especially like the Volvo FH16 as it has great performance with more than 500 horsepower, great fuel capacity and a relatively low price tag. This means you can haul tons of goods without being let down by the engine, and you can do everything you need to for a low cost.

If you like Mercedes-Benz, then their New Actros model is another great contender. Similarly to the FH16, you can get around the world with this truck without breaking the bank. Keep in mind that this truck is a bit lower on performance, and a few thousand more expensive.

Garage location

After creating a new profile in the game, you’re requested to select a place for your first garage. The choice can be difficult for many since there’s an entire map to pick from. Therefore, you’re likely to make a mistake at this point.

The most crucial point here is to ensure that your first garage location is in a central spot. This should preferably be in a big town with many pickup points. Also, you can purchase other garages in other areas later.

Save money

Early on in euro truck simulator 2 banks tend to be more prone to lure you in by you enticing you to utilize their services to purchase your truck. However, it’s wise to save more cash for a while. Furthermore, saving for your first truck doesn’t usually take long as long as you level up and pick the right jobs. Hence, save as much as possible and avoid loans.

Purchase a new garage

Your starting garage only comprises of a driver slot for your use. However, to hire more AI drivers, you need to either upgrade your garage or buy a new one. So, it’s an excellent idea to refrain from updating your first garage, but instead, buy a new one.

This way, you get three more driver slots plus the one you already had, which gives you a total of four slots. However, if you choose to upgrade, you only get a total of three slots.

Give away your truck

After accepting various quick jobs, it’s also good to own your vehicle. Therefore, it’s best to give out your vehicle and go back to jobbing, and this will be more advantageous. Furthermore, if you wish to grow your trucking empire in the game, you need to begin bringing some AI drivers on board.

However, the challenge is that appending new garage slots is pricey, especially if you had taken a bank loan. But, most AI drivers own trucks to work and at the same time, earn money. Therefore, take jobs and drive other people’s trucks just like you did while starting. This way, you can have two drivers earning cash for the cost of only one vehicle.

Furthermore, going back to do quick jobs permits you to earn money quickly, the trick is to choose the best paying jobs from the map but not the ones close to you.

Consider your profits

In Euro truck simulator 2, you also need to consider what’s going to boost your earnings per distance faster. For instance, consider, building your “High-value cargo” or “Fragile cargo” skills first to enable you to earn more for each mile that you drive.

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As 2017 draws to a close, are you once again wishing you’d spent it on self improvement, designing a life, or chasing career fulfilment?

These aren’t simply hipster terms to be dismissed as faddish thinking. Each of these phrases is getting to the crux of what so many of us are feeling these days – that we live to work, rather than working to live, and that we’re wasting our time in jobs that don’t give us enough back.

Before you get too depressed thinking about your own work life balance and job satisfaction levels, here’s an interesting prospect for you. Have you ever considered a career as an HGV or passenger vehicle driver?

Now if the answer is no, ask yourself why. Is it because you think it doesn’t pay well? That it’s not for people like you? That it’s hard to train, or hard to get a job?

If you do think any of these things, let’s start by clearing something up. You’re wrong on all counts, and those thoughts could be keeping you from one of the most life-changing career moves you’ll ever make.

The truth is that there are thousands of jobs in the haulage and passenger transportation sectors. So many jobs that the HGV industry is relying heavily on foreign drivers right now because they’re struggling to recruit enough UK-based drivers to keep up. This includes a special effort to bring young people, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and women into the industry – it’s not just a job for middle-aged white men anymore (although they’re of course still welcome, because it’s all hands on deck to keep the country running).

And the pay can far exceed what you’d earn at an office job, with an average wage of £31,000 for an HGV driver working in transport. If you can find another job that includes as much travel, expenses and listening to podcasts as this then flag it up!

Learning isn’t hard, and by far the majority of people who apply for a professional driving licence will get one. It doesn’t even need to take long. You can take intensive courses to pass in a matter of days, or weeks if you need to spread it out a bit.

There’s so much variety to be had, too. Love people? Be a bus or coach driver meeting loads of them every day. Love solitude? Drive an HGV around the country delivering to supermarkets. Want to travel abroad? Be a long-distance driver taking ferries and trains around Europe and beyond.

If you’re unsure what sort of driving job might suit you, but you’re ready to have a conversation about it, you can call a company like Specialised HGV Training who can talk you through all the options as well as explaining what it will cost, how to spread the payments, how long it’ll take to qualify, and how quickly you can expect to be in work.

This time next year, you could be looking back with pride and satisfaction with regard to your job, wage and work-life balance, so what are you waiting for?