Is there an optimum job length

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Rodders 61
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Is there an optimum job length

#1 Post by Rodders 61 » 03 Feb 2021 11:14

Hi All,
i've been playing ATS for a month or so now and really like it.
i just want to ask a question which i hope is not stupid. Is there a job length setting that works for the best of both worlds. ie, money and visiting the most places. I have it on maximum at the moment which is good for earning but i'm missing out on visiting a lot of places.
Any thoughts,
Thanks,
Rodders.

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Re: Is there an optimum job length

#2 Post by Madkine » 03 Feb 2021 11:43

The slider causes more of certain length jobs to appear, but doesn't prevent shorter/longer ones from appearing.

An ideal job length is what ever length you feel suits your needs at the time. For me for example at the moment any job that finishes in Salt Lake City or at Denver Airport is the correct length as I'm trying to finish off the achievements related to those.


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Re: Is there an optimum job length

#4 Post by Rodders 61 » 04 Feb 2021 10:13

Thanks guys for the help,
Cheers,
Rodders

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Re: Is there an optimum job length

#5 Post by erdnay » 12 Feb 2021 23:28

I like to leave the garage, pick up the load and drive not more than four hours. Then run light back to the garage if I can't find a load in the general direction. You get back to the garage about the time the guy starts yawning.

I like the garages with a Kenworth truck dealership nearby (I drive a Kenworth), so after my trip, I will rest, top off the tank and service the truck.

For longer jobs, I have garages scattered about every six hours apart. I paid cash for all but just a few. No hires, just me. I drive cheapest stock Kenworth truck, although I did upgrade the engine and transmission so I could pull most heavy jobs.

I have trailers situated at all garages, but seldom use them.

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Re: Is there an optimum job length

#6 Post by Drayman » 22 Feb 2021 14:48

I'm a Disabled Vet so I have lots of time so I generally run long haul because they pay the most. (I have Fatigue turned off) Also, I own every garage on the map so I can be "at home" almost anywhere.
The bigger they are, the harder they haul!

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Re: Is there an optimum job length

#7 Post by Laqueesha » 26 Feb 2021 03:16

I just pick a job that uses up the most daylight hours, since I like day driving.

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