Log on using the On-Board Unit

Toll payment can be so simple: you just just need to make a couple of settings. The On-Board Unit automatically does the rest.

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An On-Board Unit in a truck

Who is it for?

The automatic log-on using the On-Board Unit (OBU) is an option for those who would like to pay toll with the least possible amount of effort. If the unit is installed in the truck, the driver no longer needs to manually log on via app or the Internet.

In order for you to use the OBU, you must first register your company and vehicles subject to toll with Toll Collect.

Registering with Toll Collect

A customer visiting a service partner for installation of an OBU

OBU installation

As soon as you have received confirmation of your vehicle registration from us, you can arrange an appointment with an authorised service partner to get an OBU fitted. These workshops have been selected and trained by Toll Collect and can be found throughout Germany and in other European countries.

The unchangeable, specific truck data, e.g. the emission class, is entered into the OBU. The vehicle's official licence plate number and country of registration are saved. This creates a unique assignment of the licence plate number to the On-Board Unit.

Following installation of the OBU, you will receive a briefing and a user manual from your service partner. In return, you sign the installation certificate for the service partner to acknowledge the handover.

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A service partner prepares for an OBU installation

OBU operation

The OBU pretty much takes care of the log-on procedure for you. You just need to check some information before starting each journey and the OBU automatically does the rest: The units transmit the journey data and the vehicle characteristics required for toll collection to the data centre. The toll is then calculated.

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A truck driver uses an OBU in a truck.


The OBU is available free of charge and remains the property of Toll Collect GmbH.

Amongst others, you shall bear the costs for

  • the installation of the device,
  • the deinstallation of the device,
  • travel to and from and the time spent on location to have this work carried out.

A service partner advising a truck driver on using an OBU

OBU deinstallation

The OBU remains the property of Toll Collect. Therefore, you must have the unit deinstalled and return it to Toll Collect if:

  • You sell or decommission your vehicle
  • You end your business relationship with Toll Collect.
Video: Tips for OBU deinstallation

OBU installation: A service partner installing the device

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