On April 1st, the much debated kilometer charges for trucks came into force in Belgium. The implementation of such a complex and ambitious project is often accompanied with the occasional hiccup and inevitable teething problems. However, even the most pessimistic assessments did not include the enormous variety of complications that arose. From the first minute on, problems cropped up, and as the day progressed, the list of difficulties and headaches continued to grow. Even for the many carriers who had spared no effort to prepare themselves diligently, April 1st 2016 will be remembered as a black day in company history with a significant price tag attached.