Bruno Bodson

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What will the German toll increase really cost you?

Posted by Bruno Bodson on 24/01/2019

In 2019 the toll rates for trucks on the German roads increased significantly. For transport companies, this cost item is no longer negligible and it may be worthwhile to think carefully about the way in which you send transport through Germany.

The fact that the toll rates for trucks in Germany rose considerably on the 1st of January 2019 is primarily due to a budgetary reason. The German government is struggling with financial shortages for the construction and maintenance of roads and hopes to drive the gap with higher toll rates. In return foreign transport companies get a better infrastructure, but that is not the only explanation. The German government also charges costs for noise pollution and environmental impact in the new rates.

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