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TruckersTrucking emoji.png are the backbone of Transport Tycoon. We’ve developed a complex web of cargo materials that allow you to simply sell one at a time, or collect and combine cargoes in multi-point routes for maximum profit!

Be sure to ask around for helpful guides developed by the community. Oh, and we also have a custom radio station! We offer TruckersFM,Simulator Radio and UpBeat Radio available in the left-bottom-center area of the radio wheel.

Getting started

If this is your first time trucking, it's recommended to read the Getting Started Guide for essential basic information about usage of the vehicle trunk/storage and trucking in general.
  • Head to the Job Center JobCenter.png and select the Trucker job.
  • Visit the Car Dealership Car Dealer.png to purchase the Speedo Express or a combination of a semi-cab (truck) and trailer.
    • The Speedo Express is free and has a trunk capacity equal to your own inventory capacity from 30kg to 300kg.


Trucking requires a semi-cab (truck) and trailer to store cargo in. Semi-cabs can be bought from a car dealership Car Dealer.png or alternatively can be spawned at a few locations around the map. Examples include LSIA, Sandy Shores, and LS Docks. Players that are short on cash can begin with the free Speedo Express. The trunk capacity of the Speedo scales with the players' Strength level.

Level requirements Name Price Capacity Fuel Top Speed in mph
Speedo Express
$0 30kg to 300kg 70L (Petrol) 115

Name Price Capacity
MK1 (Pup Trailer)
$400,000 400kg
MK2 (Trailer)
$600,000 475kg
MK3 (Log Trailer)
$1,250,000 600kg
MK4 (Bottom Dump Trailer)
$5,000,000 775kg
MK5 (Dry Bulk Trailer)
$10,000,000 1000kg
MK6 (Dump Trailer)
$18,000,000 1500kg
MK7 (Container Trailer Small)
$30,000,000 2200kg
MK8 (Container Trailer)
$45,000,000 2500kg
MK9 (Refrigerated Trailer)
$75,000,000 2750kg
MK10 (Refrigerated Trailer)
$100,000,000 3000kg
MK11 (TV Trailer)
$160,000,000 3500kg
MK12 (TV Trailer 2)
$250,000,000 5000kg
MK13 (Box Trailer)
$450,000,000 8500kg
MK14 (MOC)
$500,000,000 9000kg

Name Price Fuel Top Speed in mph
$150,000 280L (Diesel) 81
$750,000 280L (Diesel) 89
$1,000,000 280L (Diesel) 86
$1,500,000 280L (Diesel) 100
$1,500,000 280L (Diesel) 100
$1,500,000 280L (Diesel) 76
$900,000 280L (Diesel) 101
$1,500,000 280L (Diesel) 98
$1,500,000 280L (Diesel) 99
$1,500,000 280L (Diesel) 98
$1,500,000 280L (Diesel) 98
$1,500,000 280L (Diesel) 102
$1,500,000 280L (Diesel) 95
$50,000 280L (Diesel) 59
Phantom Custom ⭐
$1,500,000 280L (Diesel) Unknown
Hauler Custom ⭐
$1,500,000 280L (Diesel) Unknown
Chernobog Toter (MK15) ⭐
$10,000,000,000 280L (Diesel) 69 (60 with mk14 Trailer)
Phantom Wedge ⭐
$50,000,000,000 280L (Diesel) 109 (w/o Trailer)
103 (with mk13 Trailer)
95 (with mk14 Trailer)
In order to obtain the Chernobog Toter, you need to buy the Hauler ($1.50M), go to LSIA Upgrade Station, upgrade it to the Hauler Custom ($5.00M), spawn the Hauler Custom (hauler2), go to LSIA upgrade station, and pay $10 Billion ($10,000,000,000). The Chernobog Toter has a base carry capacity of 6000kg (6900kg with Premium).
The Phantom Wedge is obtainable through purchasing & upgrading Phantom ($1.00M) to Phantom Custom ($10M) then to Phantom Wedge ($50B) at the LSIA Upgrade Station.


Unlock Trucking Level requirement
Unlocked the Courier side-job 1
You can now transport Erasers 2
You can now buy 10 Tools at a time 5
You can now do Courier routes in Rockford Hills 5
You can now do Courier routes in Vinewood Hills 5
You can now transport and process Logs 6
You can now do Courier routes in East Los Santos 10
You can now buy 100 tools at a time 10
You can now access Military routes in the Trucking HQ Trucking HQ.png 10
You can now access Refrigerated routes in the Trucking HQ Trucking HQ.png 10
You can now access Petrochemical routes in the Trucking HQ Trucking HQ.png 10
You can now do Courier routes in the Port of Los Santos 15
Production of illegal pill components is now available 17
You can now do Chain Restaurant Courier routes 20
New locations to pick up Logs from 21
You can now do San Andreas Storage Facilities Courier routes with Courier 35
New locations to pick up Logs from 51
New locations to pick up logs from 91
You can now transport and manufacture Car Parts 100
Unlocked the ability to obtain and use the Phantom Wedge 631.96 (1 million experience)

Basic Commercial Routes

You start a trucking route by picking up cargo from one of the following cargo sellers. Go to the cargo seller to obtain your cargo, load as much as you can in your vehicle and then head to a Cargo Buyer that accepts the cargo to sell it. Logs, Recycled Trash, Toxic Waste, Recycled Electronics and Quarry Rubble are all part of more in-depth commercial trucking routes. Make sure to have a look at the Advanced Cargo Routes section.

Cargo Weight Location Requirements2
Tools1 1kg Cargo Buyer: Tools Level 1
Erasers1 3kg Cargo Buyer: Erasers Level 2
Logs 60kg Logging Camp Level 6
Recycled Trash 90kg Recycling Center Level 9
Toxic Waste 110kg Elysian Island Waste Deposit Level 11
Recycled Electronics 130kg Electronics Store Level 13
Quarry Rubble 150kg Quarry Level 15
1. Erasers and Tools can only be placed in the Speedo Express or Mk1, Mk2, Mk3, or Mk4 Trailers. All other trailers will show an error when adding to trunk
2. The trucking level required indicates the level at which the map blip is unlocked. You can actually take any of these items to your trunk at any trucking/strength level.


Logging is unlocked at level 6, this is the first type of trucking where there are multiple steps in the process. You want to:

Recycled Materials Base Process

At level 9 you will unlock Recycled Trash, this can be picked up from the Recycling Center. You want to:

From here, the process will evolve allowing more materials and new combinations of materials. The more steps the process has, the more you will earn from it. Item descriptions and exploration of the different locations should lead you on to new processes.

This is a flowchart showing one of the Level 13 Electronics processes:


Advanced Cargo Routes

Logs, Recycled Trash, Toxic Waste, Recycled Electronics, Quarry Rubble, and Methamphetamine are part of more in-depth trucking routes that allow you to create advanced items such as houses.

Cargo Sellers:

Cargo Weight Location Requirements
Logs 60kg Logging Camp Level 6
Recycled Trash 90kg Recycling Center Level 9
Toxic Waste 110kg Elysian Island Waste Deposit Level 11
Recycled Electronics 130kg Electronics Store Level 13
Quarry Rubble 150kg Quarry Level 15

The advanced trucking routes can be complex and overwhelming. There are several video guides for some of the trucking routes such as Batteries and Concrete that can be found on the Youtube Tutorials page. There are also calculators available for advanced trucking to help you such as a Trucking Calculator and Trucking Cargo Mastersheet. You can also find sheets in #tycoon-spreadsheets on Discord.

You can refer to this flowchart to get a general concept of how advanced trucking routes works.

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Trucking Level +15 is required to do this process.
Jewelry is created from Quarry Rubble of the Quarry and Recycled Electronics of the Electronics Store, and sold at the Jewelry Store. Trucking-jewelry.png


Trucking Level +15 is required to do this process.
Batteries are created from Quarry Rubble of the Quarry, Recycled Trash of the Recycling Center and Toxic Waste of the Elysian Island Waste Deposit.


Premium Trucking Routes

There are Currently 3 Tycoon Premium Trucking Routes.


Concrete is created from Quarry Rubble from the Quarry, Logs from a Logging Camp, Unfiltered Water from the Land Act Reservoir and Toxic Waste from the Elysian Island Waste Deposit. It can be sold at the Alta Construction Site. Concrete Flowchart.png


And then there is also the Rebar Route. Rebar Flowchart.png


The House route uses every Advanced Trucking Route and all other Premium Trucking Routes and makes them to one ultimate Route. It requires Tycoon Premium and Lvl 100 Trucking to complete. Houses can be made at the House Construction Site. House Route.png

Trucking Sub-types

Some trucking sub-routes require a trucking sub-job as well. These jobs can be acquired at the Trucking HQ Trucking HQ.png . There are several trucking sub-jobs available:

  • Commercial
  • Refrigerated
  • Military
  • Petrochemical
  • Illegal
  • Master

It is also possible to change sub-job by using a Trucker's PDA. They can be obtained by buying it on the Marketplace, buying from a player and is also a possible reward from a Treasure Chest (Daily).
The master sub-job is obtained at 1,000,000 (1M) trucking experience, and allows you to see all (sub-)trucking transformers at once.

Trucking (Refrigerated)

Airline Meals redirects here, for the dedicated Airline Meal page, visit Airline Meal.

Refrigerated trucking unlocks at level 10 Trucking and allows food to be shipped or used as airline meals. Meat can be either Meat, the end-product of Hunting, or Fish Meat from Fishing. Airline Meals can also be used as a bonus item for the Airline Pilot job. Refrigerated trucking adds the following cargo sellers:

Cargo Weight Location
Vegetables 15kg Great Chaparral Farm
Dairy Products 15kg Grapeseed Farms

Refrigerated trucking has the following trucking routes: Trucking - Refrigerated .png

Trucking (Petrochemical) / (Military)

Petrochemical and Military trucking are unlocked at level 10 trucking and are separate sub-jobs, where petrochemical cargo is required to create cargo in the military sub-job. These sub-jobs add the following cargo sellers:

Cargo Weight Location Sub-Job
Crude Oil 150kg LS Oil Pumping Station Petrochemical Trucking
Raw Gas 150kg GSD Gas Pumping Station Petrochemical Trucking

Petrochemical and Military trucking has the following trucking routes. You need to do both routes to make Explosives which can be used to get other Trucking Cargo as shown below.

Trucking Subtype (Petrochem-Military).png

Trucking (Illegal)

Illegal trucking requires level 17 trucking and Premium License. There are three routes: Box of Full Pill Capsules, Defibkit Route and Pills Route. Illegal trucking adds the following cargo seller to purchase Methamphetamine and fill pills:

Cargo Weight Location Requirements
Methamphetamine 10kg Liquor Ace Level 17 and Premium

Box of Full Pill Capsules & Defibkit Routes

FRLLC Trucking Routes.png

Pills Route

Pills Route.png

Vehicle Shipments

Trucking level 100 and Tycoon Premium are required to do this process.

You can create different Vehicle Shipment Cards.
You can either use these and the vehicle will go to your garage permanently,
or you can sell them on the marketplace.

Available Vehicle Shipments

  • Annis ZR-350
  • Coil Rocket Voltic (OUTDATED: You can make a Upgrade Kit instead a Vehicle Shipment now)
  • Coil Savanna ("Cybertruck")
  • Hijak Vertice
  • HVY Nightshark
  • Karin Futo
  • Karin Futo GT Hatch (OUTDATED: Can only be obtained with a Upgrade Kit now)
  • Landstalker XL (REQUIREMENT: Unlocked Secret from "SD Card: Landstalker XL Blueprint")
  • 10F (REQUIREMENT: Unlocked Secret from "SD Card: 10F Blueprint")

Needed Materials

VEHICLE Car Battery Chassis Vehicle Framework Wheels Circuit Boards Fiberglass Spools Glass Refined Amalgam Traction Batteries Titanium Military Goods Treated Water Kerosene
Annis ZR-350 1 1 1 4 5 15 25 50 0 0 0 0 0
Hijak Vertice 1 1 1 4 5 15 25 50 0 0 0 0 0
Karin Futo 1 1 1 4 5 15 25 50 0 0 0 0 0
Coil Rocket Voltic (Upgrade Kit) 1 1 1 4 5 15 25 50 0 0 0 0 100
Coil Savanna ("Cybertruck") 1 1 1 4 5 35 25 50 3 0 0 0 0
HVY Nightshark 2 2 2 4 12 25 15 40 0 60 4 1 0
Landstalker XL 2 1 1 4 10 30 50 100 0 0 0 0 0
10F 1 1 1 4 5 25 25 50 0 0 0 0 0

Crafting Locations

The new used Items

Can be crafted at the Vehicle Parts (Paleto Bay)

Car Parts.png

If you have all needed Materials you can craft
the Vehicle Shipment at the Vehicle Factory (Los Santos, Rancho)

Vehicle Factory.png


SD Cards were added in the November 10th update in 2021. SD Cards are mainly used to unlock new routes for the Trucking job.

Ways To Obtain SD Cards

1. Prospecting (Prospecting) - To prospect simply go in game and find a white circle on the map, and press E to start prospecting. (Make sure you own a prospecting scanner.)

2. Daily Chests - This is another way of getting a SD Card. (To get your daily chests you simply login everyday)

3. Player To Player (Marketplace) - This is the easiest way to obtain encrypted SD Cards & decrypted SD Card Recipes. (Can only be done via marketplace as SD Cards are untradeable! )

How do SD Cards work

1. When you got a Encrypted SD Card you need to keep them in your Inventory.

2. Then go to the FIB Building. In the entrance area you will see a green Marker next to the Desk where you can decrypt SD-Cards (Start Scan), see what Secrets you have unlocked already (View learned Secrets) and check your current scan (Check Scan).

3. Choose "Start Scan" and choose the decrypting method. You can choose between the following options:

  • Instant Scan (0h) = $1,000,000,000 (ONE TIME USE)
  • Slow Scan (48h) = FREE
  • Regular Scan (12h) = $200,000,000
  • Fast Scan (4h) = $1,000,0000,000

4. After the scanning Time you should have the Decrypted SD Card in your Inventory. IF NOT: Go to the FIB Building again and choose "Check Scan"

5. If you want to learn the secret recipe of the SD Card you got choose it in your Inventory and hit "Unlock secret". You have learned the secret recipe now and the SD Card will disappear.

What kind of decrypted SD-Cards exist?

Decrypted SD-Card Name Unlockable Secret Recipe Location to use
SD Card: Asphalt Concrete Refining 1x Crude Oil + 20x Gravel = 20x Asphalt Refinery (Petrochemical)
x5 sell Asphalt Concrete Alta Construction Site (Commercial)
x25 Sell Asphalt Concrete
SD Card: Cardboard Manufacturing 1x Treated Water + 50x Sawdust = 5x Cardboard LS Factory (Commercial)
x1 Sell Cardboard McKenzie Export (Commercial)
x5 Sell Cardboard
SD Card: Chipboard Planks 5x Logs + 30x Sawdust = 15 Planks Sawmill (Commercial)
SD Card: Copper Alloy 10x Sulfur + 20x Raw Ore Mix = 20 Refined Copper LS Foundry (Commercial)
SD Card: Crispy Fish 1000x Fish Meat + 20x Sawdust = 10x Frozen Raw Meat Clucking Bell Farms (Refrigerated)
SD Card: Crispy Meat 200x Meat + 20x Sawdust = 10x Frozen Raw Meat Clucking Bell Farms (Refrigerated)
SD Card: Diluted Fuel Refining 2x Treated Water + 3x Crude Oil = 3x Diesel, 3x Petrol, 20x Kerosene Refinery (Petrochemical)
SD Card: Gravel Pulverizing 1x Explosives + 20x Gravel = 100x Sand Deep Quarry (Military)
SD Card: Landstalker XL Blueprint 1x Automotive: Chassis + 50x Truck Cargo: Glass + 2x Automotive: Car Battery +
1x Automotive : Vehicle Framework + 100x Trucking Cargo : Refined Amalgam +
10x Truck Cargo : Circuit Board + 30x Truck Cargo: Fiberglass + 4x Automotive: Wheels
= Vehicle Shipment: Landstalker XL
Vehicle Factory (Commercial)
SD Card: Sawdust Filler Exploit 5x Logs + 10x Sand = 100x Sawdust Sawmill (Commercial)
SD Card: Substitute Gold 25x Bronze Alloy + 2x Petrol + 10x Sulfur = 40x Scrap Gold LS Foundry (Commercial)
SD Card: Titanium Jewelry 1x Titanium + 4x Refined Gold = 4x Jewelry LS Factory (Commercial)
SD Card: Titanium Reinforcement 6x Titanium = 2x Rebar LS Factory (Commercial)
SD Card: Ore Mix Recycling 1x Explosives + 15x Raw Ore Mix = 90x Sand Deep Quarry (Military)
SD Card: Plastic Export Contact x100 Sell Plastic McKenzie Export (Commercial)
SD Card: Waste Water Cleaning 2x Petrochem: Waste Water = 1x Treated Water Water Treatment Plant
SD Card: Zinc Alloy 2x Propane + 20x Raw Ore Mix = 20x Refined Zinc LS Foundry (Commercial)
SD Card: Conveyor Rental $30,000 + 1x Copper Ore Voucher + 1x Iron Ore Voucher = 1x Raw Emeralds, 10x Gravel,
3x Raw Ore Mix
Filtering Plant (Commercial)
SD Card: 10F Blueprint $22,500,000 + 50x Refined Amalgam + 5x Circuit Board + 1x Chassis + 1x Car Battery + 4x Wheels + 25x Fiberglass + 1x Vehicle Framework + 25x Glass = 1x Vehicle Shipment: 10F Vehicle Factory (Commercial)

Work In Progress

Trucking Alternative (LITE Transportation)

If you are looking for a trucking alternative/enrichment and want to earn some Trucking BXP, check out the partnered server: LITE Transportation


How do I detach my trailer?

You can detach your Trailer by holding the H key. To re-attach your Trailer, press the H key when prompted, your Trailer will snap to the same orientation your Truck is facing.

How can I customise my Mk14?

  1. Park your Trailer over LS Customs
  2. Detach your Trailer from your Truck
  3. Move your Truck away from LS Customs
  4. Go back to your Trailer and open your Trunk (see Getting Started Guide)
  5. The Trailer door will now be open, go into the back of your Trailer and press F to 'drive' the Trailer
  6. Now use the Enter key to enter LS Customs