Germany will begin charging truck tolls

| Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Germany will introduce truck tolls starting in August 2003 using a satellite-based toll system. Germany is the only large continental European country still not charging for use of its roads.

The German Transport Ministry expects to collect 3.4 billion euros ($3.35 billion) in tolls annually from trucks traveling German highways. It plans to charge heavy trucks 0.15 euro per kilometer for using its highway network.

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