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Common SCS Forum Abbreviations

#1 Post by supersobes » 08 Jul 2019 20:45

There are some abbreviations that are frequently used on this forum that aren't so common outside of the SCS community, and some people may not know what they mean. That is why I decided to make this reference thread. If you have any additional abbreviations that you think should be added to the list, feel free to add a reply to this thread.

SCS Software:
  • ATS = American Truck Simulator
  • BtBS = Beyond the Baltic Sea
  • ETS = Euro Truck Simulator
  • ETS2 = Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • RttBS = Road to the Black Sea
  • SCS = Šebor Český Šebor (they are the 3 founders of SCS Software)
  • STDS = Scania Truck Driving Simulator
  • VLF = Vive la France
  • VTC = Virtual Trucking Company
  • WoT/WoTr = World of Trucks
  • 18WoS = 18 Wheels of Steel
    • ALH = American Long Haul
    • PTTM = Pedal to the Metal
Trucking Terminology:
  • CB = Citizens Band Radio
  • CDL = Commercial Driver's License
  • CoE = Cabover Engine
  • BAG = Bundesamt für Güterverkehr (German Federal Office for Freight)
  • BDF = Bundesverband des Deutschen güter-Fernverkehrs (Federal Association of German Long-Distance Goods Transport)
  • DEF = Diesel Exhaust Fluid (this is the North American name for AdBlue)
  • DOT = Department of Transportation
  • DPF = Diesel Particulate Filter
  • EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation
  • EL = EfficientLine (Cabin version of MAN TGX)
  • ELD = Electronic Logbook Device
  • ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival
  • FMCSA = Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • FRC = F - Cooling Unit, R - Reinforced Insulation, C - Temperature Zone (+12°C to -20°C)(FRC is an agreement for hauling perishable goods in Europe)
  • GVW = Gross Vehicle Weight
  • HGV = Heavy Goods Vehicle
  • Lang-LKW = German for "Long Truck" (25.25 meter truck-trailer combination)
  • LGV = Light Goods Vehicle
  • LHV = Longer and Heavier Vehicle
  • LKW = Lastkraftwagen (German for "Trucks")
  • LZV = Langere en Zwaardere Vrachtautocombinatie (Dutch for "Longer and Heavier Lorry Combination")(25.25 meter truck-trailer combination)
  • Midlift = A truck with a liftable middle axle
  • MOT = Ministry of Transportation
  • O/O = Owner/Operator
  • Pup = A semi trailer that is between 26 and 29 feet in length
  • Reefer = Refrigerated Truck/Trailer
  • RMD = Rocky Mountain Double
  • STAA = Surface Transportation Assistance Act
  • Taglift = A truck with a liftable rear axle
  • TPD = Turnpike Double
Computer & Software Terminology:
  • AA = Anti Aliasing
  • FOV = Field of View
  • HUD = Heads Up Display
  • LOD = Level of Detail
  • SSAO = Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
Internet Slang:
  • IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
  • IMO = In My Opinion
  • IMHO = In My Honest Opinion
  • IRL = In Real-Life
  • TBH = To Be Honest
  • TL;DR = Too Long; Didn't Read
  • YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
Forum Abbreviations:
  • CB = Closed Beta
  • EB = Experimental Beta
  • OB = Open Beta (Same as Public Beta)
  • OP = Original Poster
  • OT = Off Topic
  • PB = Public Beta (Same as Open Beta)
  • QA = Quality Assurance
  • REL = Released
  • WIP = Work in Progress
Roads & Highways:
  • FHWA = Federal Highway Administration
  • JCT = Junction
  • MDH = Million Dollar Highway (A section of US Highway 550 Silverton to Ouray in Colorado)
  • MUTCD = Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • TCH = Trans Canada Highway
Company Suffixes:
  • GmbH = Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (German for LLC)
  • LLC = Limited Liability Company
  • S.A/S.L = Sociedad Limitada (Spanish for LLC)
  • S.r.l = Società a responsabilità limitata (Italian for LLC)

Miscellaneous:
  • ABQ = Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • CDA = Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • DLC = Downloadable Content
  • HQ = Headquarters
  • LA = Los Angles, California
  • LV = Las Vegas, Nevada
  • LP = License Plate
  • SLC = Salt Lake City, Utah
  • TBA = To Be Announced
  • TBD = To Be Decided
  • XING = Crossing
States of the United States:
  • AK = Alaska
  • AL = Alabama
  • AR = Arkansas
  • AZ = Arizona
  • CA = California
  • CO = Colorado
  • CT = Connecticut
  • DC = District of Columbia
  • DE = Delaware
  • FL = Florida
  • GA = Georgia
  • HI = Hawaii
  • IA = Iowa
  • ID = Idaho
  • IL = Illinois
  • IN = Indiana
  • KS = Kansas
  • KY = Kentucky
  • LA = Louisiana
  • MA = Massachusetts
  • MD = Maryland
  • ME = Maine
  • MI = Michigan
  • MN = Minnesota
  • MO = Missouri
  • MS = Mississippi
  • MT = Montana
  • NC = North Carolina
  • ND = North Dakota
  • NE = Nebraska
  • NH = New Hampshire
  • NJ = New Jersey
  • NM = New Mexico
  • NV = Nevada
  • NY = New York
  • OH = Ohio
  • OK = Oklahoma
  • OR = Oregon
  • PA = Pennsylvania
  • RI = Rhode Island
  • SC = South Carolina
  • SD = South Dakota
  • TN = Tennessee
  • TX = Texas
  • UT = Utah
  • VA = Virginia
  • VT = Vermont
  • WA = Washington
  • WI = Wisconsin
  • WV = West Virginia
  • WY = Wyoming
European County Codes:
  • AT = Austria
  • BE = Belgium
  • BG = Bulgaria
  • CH = Switzerland
  • CZ = Czech Republic
  • DE = Germany
  • DK = Denmark
  • EE = Estonia
  • ES = Spain
  • FI = Finland
  • FR = France
  • HU = Hungary
  • IT = Italy
  • LT = Lithuania
  • LU = Luxembourg
  • LV = Latvia
  • NL = Netherlands
  • NO = Norway
  • PL = Poland
  • PT = Portugal
  • RO = Romania
  • RU = Russian Federation
  • SE = Sweden
  • SK = Slovakia
  • TR = Turkey
  • UK = Great Britain/United Kingdom
International Vehicle Registration Codes of Europe:
  • A = Austria
  • B = Belgium
  • BG = Bulgaria
  • CH = Switzerland
  • CZ = Czech Republic
  • D = Germany
  • DK = Denmark
  • E = Spain
  • EST = Estonia
  • F = France
  • FIN = Finland
  • GB = Great Britain/United Kingdom
  • H = Hungary
  • I = Italy
  • L = Luxembourg
  • LT = Lithuania
  • LV = Latvia
  • N = Norway
  • NL = Netherlands
  • P = Portugal
  • PL = Poland
  • RO = Romania
  • RUS = Russian Federation
  • S = Sweden
  • SK = Slovakia
  • TR = Turkey

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Re: Common SCS Forum Abbreviations

#2 Post by Virgo91 » 08 Jul 2019 20:56

I don't have anything to add,but i have to say thank you for that.

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Re: Common SCS Forum Abbreviations

#3 Post by Reinhard » 08 Jul 2019 21:08

Nice idea. Please don't mind if I reject a few items of this list.

LB maybe used by a small minority of people of this forum, but is not a "Common SCS Forum Abbreviation". No way.

I have no clue how often US truckers use "RMD" for "Rocky Mountain Double", but this is not "forum slang". Same for "XING". Using such terms will result in confusion and nothing else. Let's hope most European forum members understand "XMAS".

I have used "STDS " myself for some years. Because it was so obvious. Until I heard somebody giggle, when he read it. So I asked Google, which let me stumble over links like "What Are STDs? | Sexually Transmitted Diseases Information".

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Re: Common SCS Forum Abbreviations

#4 Post by MattoCross » 09 Jul 2019 05:38

Good job supersobes!

Please add DLC to abbreviations list.
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Re: Common SCS Forum Abbreviations

#5 Post by Deemer » 09 Jul 2019 13:09

NM=New Mexico
IMO=In my opinion
IMHO=In my honest opinion

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Re: Common SCS Forum Abbreviations

#6 Post by MattoCross » 09 Jul 2019 15:05

IRL = in real life
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Re: Common SCS Forum Abbreviations

#7 Post by supersobes » 09 Jul 2019 22:17

The Suggestions from MattoCross and Deemer were added. I did not add New Mexico to the list because I'm not adding state or country abbreviations since there are so many of them.

@Reinhard While LB, RMD, and XING are not common forum abbreviations, they are used here by many people, and I've also seen many people ask what they mean, so I included those in the list. I've also seen meany people refer to Scania Truck Diving Simulator as "STDS," so it was added to the list too. The entire point of this list is to take the confusion out of abbreviations that people use. ;)

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Re: Common SCS Forum Abbreviations

#8 Post by BMUniverse » 10 Jul 2019 01:12

More Abbreviations
GE- Going East
IT- Italia
GTS- German Truck Simulator
UKTS UK Truck Simulator (UK means United Kingdom)
BRE- Big Rig Europe (A WildTangent name for Euro Truck Simulator
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Re: Common SCS Forum Abbreviations

#9 Post by Deemer » 10 Jul 2019 13:01

supersobes wrote:
08 Jul 2019 20:45

Common SCS Forum Abbreviations:
  • IMO = In My Opionion
  • IMHO = In My Honest Opionion
supersobes you have made a mistake. Its opinion and not Opionion.
Also can you add you this, IIRC=If I Recall Correctly

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Re: Common SCS Forum Abbreviations

#10 Post by supersobes » 10 Jul 2019 14:45

Thanks, Deemer! Fixed and added.

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