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Ecotaxes made easy

[ July 11, 2013   //   ]

Wolters Kluwer Transport Services says that its Transwide transport management solution can calculate and analyse the impact of France’s new ‘Ecotax’ truck toll, due to come into force on 1 October. The national tax on vehicles for transporting merchandise applies to trucks of 3.5 tons or above, which use France’s network of publicly-managed roads, whether they are registered in France or not. The calculation is complex, as the rate will vary depending on the number of axles, the authorized loaded weight and the vehicle’s EURO emission class – and there is a discount for rural areas, such as Brittany.