Prime Logistics Newsletter | Q1 2023
Read this article for a recap of everything that happened in the first 3 months of 2023 in Prime!
Picture of the Month
We are starting the year with some love in the air! On the top of the podium is VechteTrucker with over 30 upvotes and an amazing picture of a white and pink Scania, with love vibes. Well done! More information can be found here.
This month's competition was definitely lucky (pun intended)! On the top of the podium is Vonyx with over 47 upvotes and an amazing picture of a white Scania, together with a Scout car and St. Patrick's Day Logo, well done! More information can be found here.
On the top of the podium is iPandaX_ with over 23 upvotes and a nice picture of a DAF truck with Easter-themed stickers! More information can be found here.
Prime is running so smoothly due to all the work every department does, that's why we'll be giving an update from some of the departments.
In this quarter we were mostly busy dealing with suggestions, and with some things that will be coming up in the next quarter, so stay tuned for that!
In Q1 2023, we received 328 applications, of which 193 were accepted. Our overall acceptance rate declined, meaning a higher proportion of applications were being declined to join the VTC. We also saw approximately 20% less applications compared to Q4 2022. This will be monitored due to the substantial decrease.
Our driver count decreased from 846 in January, to 739 in March. This is as a result of our activity checks being carried out, and drivers wishing to leave the VTC. We will monitor this count to see whether our driver count once again changes substantially.
Unfortunately, from now on, we are unable to provide statistics for the Examination Team, due to technical limitations. We hope to see these statistics return in the future.
Within the Events Team, Q1 was a success. We hosted our New Year’s Event at the start of January, which saw ~175 attendees!
However, we had 7 days without an event, which when compared to the prior quarter, is slightly lower, but this is as a result of a convoy break around the Christmas period.
Prime’s average attendance at convoys can be seen to fluctuate throughout Q1. On average, 24 drivers attended events hosted by ourselves, and 11 drivers attended public events.
At Prime Convoys, we see decreased attendance at both ATS and ProMods convoys. This is as a result of the heavy DLC requirements for ProMods, and the lower interest in ATS compared to ETS2.
Around 28% of invitations to events received were accepted.
The Development Team was working very hard on their own tracker (Tracksim) as Navio is ending their services. This tracker was successfully tested and was launched on the 1st of April.
Next to that the Development Team is mostly focusing on a future, improved version of the Drivers Hub with some new coding which will make the Drivers Hub even more smoother and will allow us to add more functions in the future.
Public Relations Team
As was mentioned in our previous Newsletter, our Newsletters are now made quarterly! Hopefully this will mean some of our departments have more to mention about changes/developments made within the prior 3 months!
In the Public Relations Team, in the last 3 months, we saw increasing follower counts across all our social media pages. This is a clear sign that our community is still growing!
However, we can clearly see a decline in the number of posts and likes received on all 3 social media platforms. This is as a result of us having our 4 year anniversary event in Q4 2022, resulting in us receiving more likes than usual. However, our likes decreased proportionally with the number of posts we made, so we are still receiving similar likes per post, which is good to see.
We posted 2 more TruckersMP News posts in Q1 2023 (15 posts) compared to Q4 2022 (13 posts)!
We’ve summed up the leaderboards for the first 3 months of 2023. The people who made it to the top this quarter can be found below! Congratulations!
Congratulations on attending the most events this quarter, 75 in total! That’s 80% of all the convoys we attended! Amazing!
Congratulations on earning the most points this quarter, a total of 199,591! Incredible!
Congratulations on travelling the most distance this quarter, a total of 172,783km! Well done!
Congratulations on completing the most jobs this quarter, a total of 408! That’s over 4 a day! Great stuff!
Congratulations on completing the longest job, a grand total of 81,420km in length! Well done!
Below can be found some job statistics in Q1 2023!
Most delivered cargo
Valentine Gifts were the most delivered cargo by our drivers, with a total of 1350 jobs being completed!
Favourite departure city
Our drivers seem to love departing from Calais, since the most jobs were taken from there! A total of 1683 were!
Favourite destination city
Once again, Calais had the most jobs delivered to it, with a total of 1890 jobs!
Favourite departure company
LKW had a total of 1787 jobs taken from it!
Favourite destination company
Once again, LKW had the most jobs as its destination, a total of 2019 jobs!
[Driver] Ollie has rejoined the Examination Team.
[Retired Staff Member] MurphyZ has rejoined the Media Team.
[Retired Staff Member] 18wheeler rejoins as Convoy Control.
[Retired Staff Member] SirTrapSG rejoins as Convoy Control.
[Media Team] enphyte has joined the Convoy Control Team as an additional role.
[Examination Team] OldMan has joined the Convoy Control Team as an additional role.
[Recruitment and Convoy Control Team] Ragtag joined the Examination Team as an additional role.
[Convoy Control Team] SilentNinja additionally joins Recruitment Team, while remaining as Convoy Control.
[Assistant Director of Media] Rider has joined the Human Resources Team as an additional role.
[Convoy Control Team] DorkulusDaddum has joined the Human Resources Team as an additional role.
[Media Team] Lewis has joined the Examination Team as an additional role.
[Director of Human Resources] iEnMiTy joined the Support Team as an additional role.
[Media Team] MurphyZ has joined the Event Team as an additional role.
[Convoy Control Team] Colin has joined the Event Team as an additional role.
[Convoy Control Team] Hubs has joined the Human Resources Team as an additional role.
[Assistant Director of HR] iEnMiTy has been promoted to the Director of Human Resources.
[Human Resources + Public Relations Team] ChocoNoodles has been promoted to Assistant Director of Human Resources, while remaining in Public Relations Team.
[Assistant Director of Examinations] Abi has been promoted to Director of Examinations.
[Event Team] Snowy20 has been promoted to Assistant Director of Events.
[Examination Team + Convoy Control Team] Welshy has been promoted to Assistant Director of Examinations, while remaining in Convoy Control.
[Assistant Director of Recruitment] szykaro23 has been promoted to Director of Recruitment.
[Recruitment Team] Akif has been promoted to Assistant Director of Recruitment.
[Assistant Director of Media + Convoy Control Team] Rider has left Convoy Control Team. However they will remain as Assistant Director of Media.
[Assistant Director of Events] Bashere has stepped down, but will remain within the Staff Team as Convoy Control Member.
[Human Resources + Convoy Control Team] Janek steps down from Convoy Control due to personal reasons. They will remain as Human Resources however.
[Media Team] refloix steps down to driver due to lack of time.
[Media Team] AleeTMP steps down to driver due to lack of time.
[Media + Convoy Control Team] Scary steps down to driver due to personal reasons.
[Assistant Director of Events] Rokas has left the VTC due to lack of time and personal reasons.
[Director of Recruitment] cityuser leaves the VTC due to personal reasons.
[Examination Team + Convoy Control Team] OldMan has been removed from the team due to internal reasons.
[Media Team] SirLynx_ has left the team due to lack of time.
[Media Team] Vonyx left due to personal reasons.
[Examination Team] Ollie steps down to driver due to lack of time.
[Convoy Control] cyp steps down to driver due to personal reasons.
[Human Resources Team] Chris2306 has left the VTC due to personal reasons.
[Human Resources Team] ATEKGaming steps down to driver due to lack of time.
Thank you for reading this newsletter, and we hope to see you in the next quarter!
-Prime Logistics Public Relations Team