Freight News, Logistics, Road

Truck toll measure passed

[ September 8, 2011   //   ]

The Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper) approved, on 8 September, the European Parliament’s amendments to the new Eurovignette Directive, paving the way for its formal adotpion on 12 September at the General Affairs Council. It will allow EU member states to impose taxes on trucks that take into account the cost of noise and air pollution particularly for trucks of Euro 4 and below but with exemptions for Euro 5 class trucks until 31 December 2013 and for Euro 6 trucks until 31 December 2017. There could also be surcharges for operating at peak traffic times.