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Skills icon, as seen in the game menu.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator features an experience point (XP) and leveling system, which allows your character to develop and improve skills as you progress through the game, by complete deliveries, in order to unlock new abilities and cargoes.

Most of the skills allow you to unlock more lucrative job offers.

You can spend a new skill point after the player reaches a new level. The skills you can gain and improve are listed below.

ADR / Hazardous Materials[]

ADR (in ETS2) / Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT in ATS) allows you to carry dangerous goods. The skill is divided into 6 classes and 3 of them consist of subclasses. They are all unlocked at once by obtaining the global class.

Skill ADR.png

The classes don't have to be unlocked in any order!

Class 1 - Explosives Adr 1.png: Allows for explosive goods, such as dynamite, fireworks, or ammunition.

Class 2 - Gases Adr 2.png:

  • Class 2.1: Flammable gases, for example, acetylene or hydrogen.
  • Class 2.2: Non-flammable gases, including cryogenic gases and liquids, such as nitrogen or neon.
  • Class 2.3: Poisonous gases that may cause death or serious injury if inhaled, e.g., fluorine, chlorine, hydrogen cyanide.

Class 3 - Flammable liquids Adr 3.png: Include very common, but also very dangerous fuels, such as gasoline, diesel, or kerosene.

Class 4 - Flammable solids Adr 4.png:

  • Class 4.1: Flammable solids, easily ignited nitrocellulose, magnesium, or safety matches, among others.
  • Class 4.2: Spontaneously combustible aluminum alkyls or white phosphorus.
  • Class 4.3: Dangerous when wet are sodium, calcium, potassium,...

Class 6 - Toxic and infectious substances Adr 6.png:

  • Class 6.1: Poisons, substances harmful to human health, for instance, potassium cyanide, mercuric chloride, or pesticides.
  • Class 6.2: Biohazard - infectious materials, virus cultures, used needles, etc.

Class 8 - Corrosive substances Adr 8.png: Substances that can dissolve organic tissue or severely corrode certain metals. As examples could be named such as there are sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, potassium hydroxide, or sodium hydroxide.

Note: ADR/Hazardous Materials is the only skill that you do not need to be purchased in a specific order.

Long Distance[]

Your Long Distance skill determines the maximum distance you can travel on duty. Initially, you are offered jobs with distances limited to 250 km (155 mi).

Skill Long Distance.png

Longer distances grant the player a wider choice of missions, as well as additional compensation and experience that increases with job distance.

► Rank 1[]

Deliveries up to 350 km (400 mi).

  • + 5% higher reward for delivery distances longer than 250 km (250 mi).
  • + 25% experience bonus for delivery distances longer than 403 km (250 mi).

► Rank 2[]

Deliveries up to 550 km (650 mi).

  • + 10% higher reward for delivery distances longer than 403 km (400 mi).
  • + 25% experience bonus for delivery distances longer than 403 km (250 mi).

► Rank 3[]

Deliveries up to 850 km (1,000 mi).

  • + 15% higher reward for delivery distances longer than 550 km (650 mi).
  • + 25% experience bonus for delivery distances longer than 403 km (250 mi).

► Rank 4[]

Deliveries up to 1,100 km (1,600 mi).

  • + 20% higher reward for delivery distances longer than 850 km (1,000 mi).
  • + 25% experience bonus for delivery distances longer than 403 km (250 mi).

► Rank 5[]

Deliveries up to 1,500 km (2,500 mi).

  • + 25% higher reward for delivery distances longer than 1,100 km (1,600 mi).
  • + 25% experience bonus for delivery distances longer than 403 km (250 mi).

► Rank 6[]

Deliveries anywhere.

  • + 30% higher reward for delivery distances longer than 1,500 km (2,500 mi).
  • + 25% experience bonus for delivery distances longer than 403 km (250 mi).

High-Value Cargo[]

All cargo is valuable but some loads are more worthwhile than others. Companies only trust proven experts to carry out these kind of deliveries.

Skill High Value.png

The High-Value Cargo skill grants you access to new types of cargo which can be very profitable, including diggers, cars, yachts...

► Rank 1[]

High-value job offers unlocked.

  • + 5% higher reward for a high-value delivery.
  • + 18% experience bonus for a high value delivery.

► Rank 2[]

  • + 10% higher reward for a high value delivery.
  • + 18% experience bonus for a high value delivery.

► Rank 3[]

  • + 15% higher reward for a high value delivery.
  • + 18% experience bonus for a high value delivery.

► Rank 4[]

  • + 20% higher reward for a high value delivery.
  • + 18% experience bonus for a high value delivery.

► Rank 5[]

  • + 25% higher reward for a high value delivery.
  • + 18% experience bonus for a high value delivery.

► Rank 6[]

  • + 30% higher reward for a high value delivery.
  • + 18% experience bonus for a high value delivery.

Fragile Cargo[]

The Fragile Cargo skill allows you to transport delicate cargoes, such as glass, electronics, or delicate machinery.

Skill Fragile.png

► Rank 1[]

Transportation of fragile goods unlocked.

  • + 5% higher reward for delivering a fragile cargo.
  • + 22% experience bonus for delivering a fragile cargo.

► Rank 2[]

  • + 10% higher reward for delivering a fragile cargo.
  • + 22% experience bonus for delivering a fragile cargo.

► Rank 3[]

  • + 15% higher reward for delivering a fragile cargo.
  • + 22% experience bonus for delivering a fragile cargo.

► Rank 4[]

  • + 20% higher reward for delivering a fragile cargo.
  • + 22% experience bonus for delivering a fragile cargo.

► Rank 5[]

  • + 25% higher reward for delivering a fragile cargo.
  • + 22% experience bonus for delivering a fragile cargo.

► Rank 6[]

  • + 30% higher reward for delivering a fragile cargo.
  • + 22% experience bonus for delivering a fragile cargo.

Just-In-Time Delivery[]

Sometimes companies need to deliver something important quickly, so they call for a Just-in-Time job. Such work puts more stress on the driver, the delivery window is tighter, but the compensation eases your level of discomfort.

Skill Just in Time.png

Just-In-Time deliveries are broken down to two categories: Important deliveries which do not cut the estimated time of arrival (ETA) too much but do not give as much reward, and urgent deliveries which have a short ETA but give more experience.

► Rank 1[]

Important deliveries unlocked.

  • + 3% higher reward for finishing an important delivery.
  • + 20% experience bonus for finishing an important delivery.

► Rank 2[]

Urgent deliveries unlocked.

  • + 6% higher reward for finishing an important delivery.
  • + 10% higher reward for finishing an urgent delivery.
  • + 30% experience bonus for finishing an urgent delivery.

► Rank 3[]

  • + 9% higher reward for finishing an important delivery.
  • + 15% higher reward for finishing an urgent delivery.
  • + 30% experience bonus for finishing an urgent delivery.

► Rank 4[]

  • + 12% higher reward for finishing an important delivery.
  • + 20% higher reward for finishing an urgent delivery.
  • + 30% experience bonus for finishing an urgent delivery.

► Rank 5[]

  • + 15% higher reward for finishing an important delivery.
  • + 25% higher reward for finishing an urgent delivery.
  • + 30% experience bonus for finishing an urgent delivery.

► Rank 6[]

  • + 18% higher reward for finishing an important delivery.
  • + 30% higher reward for finishing an urgent delivery.
  • + 30% experience bonus for finishing an urgent delivery.

Eco-Driving[]

Improved Eco-Driving will help you minimize your fuel consumption.

Skill Eco Driving.png

This skill decreases fuel consumption allowing you to save money and time by not having to refuel often.

► Rank 1[]

  • Up to 10% of fuel saved when driving.

► Rank 2[]

  • Up to 15% of fuel saved when driving.

► Rank 3[]

  • Up to 20% of fuel saved when driving.

► Rank 4[]

  • Up to 25% of fuel saved when driving.

► Rank 5[]

  • Up to 30% of fuel saved when driving.

► Rank 6[]

  • Up to 35% of fuel saved when driving.
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