Weight class must be entered on the On-Board Unit!
The 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). Noise pollution costs are also charged in addition to this. 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. In principle, the gross vehicle weight that the owner specified when registering the vehicle is permanently stored in 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. For weights greater than 18 tonnes, the number of axles must also be specified in addition to this (≤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
For vehicles and vehicle combinations weighing 7.5 tonnes or more, the weight is declared 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
(Display shows "Toll-free")
| Weight class
≥ 7.5 t to < 12 t
| 7.5 t – 9 t – 10.5 t
(Display shows "7.5t .. 11.99t")
| Weight class
≥ 12 t to ≤ 18 t
| 12 t – 13.5 t – 15 t – 16.5 t – 18 t
(Display shows "12t .. 18t")
| Weight class
| > 18 t, no weight declaration necessary
(Display shows "> 18t")
| ≤ 3 axles or ≥ 4 axles
(Enter the exact number of axles)
Truck toll in Germany
After starting your journey, the display will continuously show the selected weight range. Here are four examples:
Truck toll in Austria
In Austria – with activated AT service (TOLL2GO)
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.
- The weight class cannot be set lower than the gross vehicle weight permanently saved in the on-board unit.
- For vehicles and vehicle combinations with a gross vehicle weight over 18 tonnes, please ensure that the correct number of axles is also set.
Share and print: The flyer contains all important information relating to the new weight classes.
In the customer portal you can see at a glance which axle and weight classes are set on the OBUs of your vehicles. The instructions show you how to proceed.
Some brief instructions for truck drivers: How to correctly set your weight and axle class.