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Service hotline

  • Calls from Germany:
  • 0800 222 26 28 *
  • Calls from outside Germany:
  • 00800 0 222 26 28 *

* free of charge, costs for calls from mobiles may vary

New weight classes

From 1 January 2019

Weight class must be entered on the On-Board Unit.


One hand sets the weight and axle class on an OBU. Both entries are visible on the display of the OBU.

The new weight and axle declaration

From 1 January 2019, the truck toll will be calculated on the basis of emission class, weight class and, for vehicles or vehicle combinations with a gross vehicle weight over 18 tonnes, it will also be calculated based on the number of axles in accordance with the amended German Federal Trunk Road Toll Act (BFStrMG). In addition, the costs of noise pollution will be taken into account. The weight classes are:

  • <7,5 tonnes (not subject to toll)
  • ≥7.5 tonnes to <12 tonnes
  • ≥12 tonnes to ≤18 tonnes
  • >18 tonnes

All vehicles and vehicle combinations with a gross vehicle weight of 7.5 tonnes or more are subject to toll. The gross vehicle weight specified by the keeper at the time the vehicle was registered is usually saved permanently on the On-Board Unit. If the gross vehicle weight changes due to a trailer being attached/detached, the gross vehicle weight must be adjusted on the OBU before starting a journey. This applies to all vehicles with a gross vehicle weight up to and including 18 tonnes. Above 18 tonnes, the axles must also be specified (≤3 axles or ≥4 axles). For vehicles or vehicle combinations with a gross vehicle weight less than 18 tonnes, it is optional to enter the number of axles.

You must ensure that your vehicle’s or vehicle combination’s gross vehicle weight is set correctly according to the new weight declaration before starting your journey.

Classification in the weight and axle declaration

The weight of the vehicles or vehicle combinations is declared from 7.5 tonnes or more in increments of 1.5 tonnes. No weight class can be set that is below the weight which has been saved on the On-Board Unit. Contrary to the German Road Traffic Registration Regulations, from 1 January 2019, the gross vehicle weight of vehicle combinations is formed from the sum of the gross vehicle weight of the individual vehicles. Support and fifth wheel loads do not need to be included.

Weight classes Weight declaration* Axle declaration**
Not subject to toll
<7,5 t
<7,5 t
(Display „Toll free“)
-
Weight class
≥7,5 t to <12 t
7,5 t – 9 t – 10,5 t
(Display „7,5t .. 11,99t“)
-
Weight class
≥12 t to ≤18 t
12 t – 13,5 t – 15 t – 16,5 t – 18 t
(Display „12t .. 18t“)
-
Weight class
>18 t
>18 t, no weight declaration necessary
(Display „>18t“)
≤3 axles or ≥4 axles
(Enter the exact number of axles)

* in 1.5 t increments
** For weights up to and including 18 tonnes, the indication of the axles is optional, but has no effect on the toll charges.

Operating display in Germany

After starting your journey, the display will continuously show the selected weight range. Here are four examples:


OBU display shows the settings 2 axles and DE toll-free. The green LED lights up.

Vehicle with 2 axles, toll-free, weight <7,5 tonnes


OBU display shows the settings 5 axles and the weight range of 7,5 to 11,99 tonnes. The green LED lights up.

Vehicle with 5 axles, weight 9 tonnes


OBU display shows the settings 5 axles and the weight range of 12 to 18 tonnes. The green LED lights up.

Vehicle with 5 axles, weight 16,5 tonnes


OBU display shows the settings 5 axles and the weight range greater than 18 tonnes. The green LED lights up.

Vehicle with 5 axles, weight >18tonnes

Operating display on routes in Austria

In Austria – with activated AT service (TOLL2GO)


OBU display shows the settings 3 axles and AT service. The green LED lights up.

Vehicle with 3 axles

On-Board Unit entries

After starting the engine, the weight that was set for the last journey is displayed. This may be the gross vehicle weight that is permanently saved on the On-Board Unit or a gross vehicle weight actively selected by the driver.

Please note that a weight class lower than the gross vehicle weight permanently saved on the On-Board Unit cannot be set.

For vehicles and vehicle combinations with a gross vehicle weight over 18 tonnes, please ensure that the correct number of axles is also set.

Flyer

Share and print: The flyer contains all important information relating to the new weight classes.

Flyer

In the customer portal you can see at a glance which axle and weight classes are set on the OBUs of your vehicles. Our instructions show you how to proceed.

Guide

A short guide for truck drivers: How to set the weight and axle class correctly.

Guide

Service Hotline

  • Calls from within Germany:
  • 0800 222 2628 *
  • Calls from outside Germany:
  • 008000 222 2628 *

New toll rates


A truck driving on a motorway.

New toll rates are in force since 1 January 2019.

Overview of new rates

Logging on via the OBU


A driver operating the On-Board Unit in a truck

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