HGV Toll collection: Solutions for Europe
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Axxès offers dedicated solutions for transport companies that operate internationally. With no commitment, our B’Moov electronic toll collection OBU makes it very simple for trucks and buses to pay tolls when passing through toll plazas in France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Spain, Portugal and the bridges and tunnels linking Denmark to Sweden (Øresund and Storebaelt). HGVs can also pay the Belgian and German road taxes with the same OBU. Axxès offers a taxed network simulator : Bmap.
Axxès is also a world of services to simplify deliveries:
- Retrospective invoicing or pre-payment, together with VAT refunds in certain countries.
- Vehicle geolocation, real-time delivery tracking.
- Remote downloads of your drivers’ employee data.
- Secure truck parks accessible via a dedicated app for HGV drivers.
- A simulator of the taxed network in Belgium and Germany (Bmap).
Information on tolls in Switzerland
In Switzerland, heavy goods vehicles and trailers with a total weight of more than 3.5 tonnes are taxed according to the following three criteria
- The number of kilometers driven on Swiss territory
- The total authorized weight
- The vehicle’s emissions
Our B’moov badge allows you to pay motorway tolls in Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Europe.
Information on tolls in Hungary
The Hungarian toll network is managed by NUSZ (National Toll Collection Service) and includes 6,745 km of motorways and national main roads. Freight transport vehicles with a GVWR over 3.5 tonnes have to pay tolls subject to VAT at 27%.
Tolls in Hungary are calculated based on the following parameters :
- The number of kilometres travelled
- The type of road used (motorways and national main roads)
- The number of axles of the vehicle
- The vehicle category (A ≥ Euro 5; B = Euro 2 to 4; C ≤ Euro 1)
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Sign up now and we will take charge of registering you with the Hungarian network. Take advantage of retrospective invoicing.
Information on tolls in Poland
The Polish network is subject to mandatory tolls for all motor vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes. It is managed by the national operator, Szef KAS, and three other private operators.
The polish toll system is mixed:
- “Open” on the e-Toll network thanks to the system of microwave On Board Units (OBUs) certified by Szef KAS
- “Closed” on the A1, A2 and A4 networks, which use video tolling and DSRC technology
How is the toll amount calculated?
The cost depends on the number of kilometres travelled, the weight of the vehicle and the Euro pollution class.
- A1 (Rusocin – Czerniewice)
- A4 (Katowice – Kraków)
- E-Toll Network
Information on tolls in Italy
The privatised network covering over 6,000 km is managed by 25 motorway operating companies. There are several toll systems :
- The closed system : barriers at the beginning and end of the journey. The cost of the journey is proportional to the distance travelled.
- The open system : the cost of the journey is a fixed sum, regardless of the distance travelled.
- The free-flow system : the toll is collected without barriers.
How is the amount calculated ?
Payment by OBU is mandatory on the Italian network. The amount is calculated based on five criteria :
- Number of kilometres travelled
- Vehicle category
- Price schedule
- Barrier system
- Road characteristics
How does VAT work ?
The Italian toll network is subject to VAT at 22%.
How are discounts calculated ?
Discounts are calculated on the basis of the toll transactions within a full calendar year. The criteria for application vary from one year to another depending on decisions by the Italian state, which manages the discount programme.
An additional 10% discount for night-time transactions also applies on certain networks.
To achieve the Italian toll revenue of €5 million, and become eligible for the higher level of discounts, transport companies have organised themselves into Consorzios.
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Membership of the Axxès Consorzio :
- All your Italy data (transactions, OBUs, invoices) accessible via your customer portal
- Request a quote
Information on tolls in Germany
The German toll network is the largest in Europe. Freight transport vehicles with a total weight over 7.5 tonnes are subject to the payment of a tax.
The network is divided into several systems you can drive on :
- The “LKW Maut” network, consisting of over 50,000 kilometres of roads and motorways
- The Herrentunnel
There are two ways to pay :
- Manually : by registering online in advance or at a terminal on the motorway network
- Automatically : using an OBU positioned in your vehicle
How tax is calculated ?
The amount for vehicles weighing ≥ 7.5 tonnes is calculated on the basis of :
- The weight of the tractor and trailer
- The number of axles of the tractor and trailer
- The vehicle’s Euro class and whether it has a particle filter (CRP/PMK document to be supplied)
- The total number of kilometres travelled by the vehicle
Checks and the risk of fines
Regular checks are carried out across the whole network in two ways :
- Gantries above the roads across the whole network
- Mobile B.A.G teams (Federal freight Transport Agency)
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Axxès takes care of your invoices from the German state for your journeys in Germany. With a single OBU, easy to install and use, you can operate across the whole German road network.
Information on tolls in Belgium
To drive on the 6,500 km Belgian network (Viapass), freight transport vehicles with a maximum authorised weight over 3.5 tonnes are subject to a mileage charge. This charge applies to the road networks in all three of Belgium’s regions (Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels-Capital) and requires an OBU in each vehicle.
Would you like to estimate your toll costs? You can, with our BMAP simulator!
Checks and the risk of fines
On the Viapass network, checks are carried out by :
- Fixed gantries along the main roads equipped with cameras and ANPR systems;
- Mobile inspection cameras;
- Inspection vehicles with authorised inspectors on board.