Flemish Region: The Kilometer Charge for heavy goods vehicles of over 3.5 tonnes enters into force on 1st April 2016
The decision to introduce a Kilometer Charge is based on a cooperation agreement concluded by and between the three Regions and the previous political coalitions in 2011. The current regional governments enacted it by decrees last year.
This system provides that, as of 1st April, all heavy goods vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes must pay between €0.074 to €0.292 per kilometre driven on paying toll roads. This amount depends on the weight of the lorry, its emission class and the type of road taken.
All Belgian and foreign lorries that drive in Belgium must be equipped with an switched-on On Board Unit (OBU). The OBU records with precision to the metre, the number of kilometres covered, and transmits the amount of the toll to an invoicing centre.
Users receive an invoice with the statement, down to the nearest cent, of the kilometres covered in the three Regions, according to the method of payment they have chosen.
The On Board Units are placed at the disposal of hauliers by providers of electronic toll collection services accredited by Viapass that met all the required conditions. For the moment, this Satellic only . Four other service providers, i.e. Axxes, Eurotoll, Telepass and Total Marketing Services, also plan to offer their services in the short term on the Belgian market.
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