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Which federal trunk roads have incurred toll since 1 July 2015?>
As of 1 July 2015, federal trunk roads with the following characteristics became subject to toll:
They are the responsibility of the federal government.
They do not pass through towns, cities or villages.
They have two or more lanes in each direction of travel.
The lanes for each direction of travel are generally divided by medians or structural features (with the exception of at-grade intersections).
They are directly connected to a federal motorway, are connected to the motorway system via another federal trunk road subject to toll or are at least four kilometres long.
Because of these criteria, in many cases toll is payable only for certain sections of toll-liable federal trunk roads. A total of 1,100 additional kilometres of federal trunk roads are subject to the toll requirement as of 1 July 2015.
What vehicles and vehicle combinations have been required to pay toll since 1 October 2015?>
Vehicles and vehicle combinations with a gross vehicle weight of 7.5 tonnes and higher are required to pay toll. This means, for example, a heavy truck at 6 tonnes is not required to pay toll, but if it has a trailer and therefore exceeds the gross vehicle weight of 7.5 tonnes or more, then toll needs to be paid for the vehicle combination.
In specific terms, this could be the following vehicles:
Mercedes Vario (5.99 t or 7.49 t gross combination weight rating 13 t)
Mercedes Sprinter (5 t gross combination weight rating 8 t)
MAN L 2000
Mitsubishi Fuso (with trailer)
I have both 12 t and 7.5 t vehicles in my fleet. Do I need to make other considerations for the 7.5 tonners?>
Essentially, there is no difference. Many heavy trucks under 12 t have already been prepared for fitting an OBU or preparation can be ordered on purchase. If there are problems when it comes to fitting an OBU, please contact your service partner and discuss how to proceed with them. The vehicles can be registered and the OBU fitted already.
How long does it take to fit?>
If the vehicles are already prepared, which applies to a good half of heavy trucks, then the fitting process takes an average of under an hour. If it is not prepared, then it can take up to four hours.
I would like to take part in the automatic process, but I do not have a DIN slot free. What should I do now?>
The OBU can be fitted in what is known as an installation frame. Your service partner can advise you and then order an installation frame before proceeding with fitting the OBU. Another option is to remove a device which you do not need as much from the vehicle and use the free DIN slot to fit the OBU.
What needs to be considered for a toll-liable vehicle combination (vehicle under 7.5 t GVW with trailer) with an OBU fitted?>
As soon as a vehicle with a trailer exceeds the gross vehicle weight of 7.5 tonnes, it is required to pay toll. The weight prompt on the OBU at the beginning of the journey must be set to "> = 7.5 t" and confirmed by pressing OK.
If the vehicle is travelling without a trailer, the weight setting "< 7.5 t" should be selected before travel commences.