The agency charges a one-time fee of €1500 for each driver you hire. Once you hire a driver, you choose which garage and truck that he/she will be based at. If you don't have an available truck, you can place the driver in an empty garage slot until you do.
Provided the driver has a truck when he/she arrives at your selected garage, work will begin immediately. The driver will always attempt to schedule hauls from their home city out and then back again to minimize downtime, but occasionally no suitable cargo will be found for the return trip.
Under each driver's name you will find a rating that describes how efficient the driver is. As the driver completes more deliveries for you, this rating will increase and you will see higher profits on each haul.
Below the rating you will find the starting wage that the driver is asking. Whenever your new driver completes a job, this fee will be deducted from the job income along with any fuel and toll expenses. As the driver gains rating and skills, the wage will go up accordingly.
The final information displayed about each available driver is his/her skills. These will go up in time, but it is still a good idea to get a driver with a variety of skills. Long distance is the most wanted skill for making money, then ADR. Even eco driving can make a difference.
The default setting for skill improvements of a hired driver is "Balanced". You can find it on driver's detail in Driver Manager section of your Company Manager. It's recommended to change it to more specific skill, like Long distance or ADR.
It's good to put at least one point onto each skill, because it makes more jobs available and when driver don't find an appropriate job, he's going back empty (which costs money).
- In total, you could get a theoretical maximum amount of 350 (415 with Going East! DLC) drivers, since every garage can hold a maximum of 5 drivers and there are 83 cities where you can get garages.
- Since you could theroretical get 350 (415 with Going East! DLC) it'll cost you a total of €525,000 (€622,500) to hire the maximum amount of drivers. (It'll take you about €31,500,000 (€37,350,000 with Going East DLC) to buy trucks for all the drives, €18,200,000 (€23,240,000 with Going East DLC) to buy all garages, which then sums up to €50,225,000 (€61,212,500 with Going East DLC))
- SCS Software has only given the possibility for a maximum of 227 drivers. After this, there won't be anymore drivers in the recruitment agency.