France outlines plans for reintroduction of HGV tolling


 

The French government has confirmed plans to introduce a revised tolling scheme for heavy goods vehicles from the beginning of next year. The toll, known as the Heavy Vehicle Transit Tax, will apply to HGVs over 3.5 tonnes GVW on 4,000km of national (non-motorway) roads used frequently by HGVs and on some key local roads. The charge will be based on distance travelled, vehicle emissions and number of axles. An average rate of 13 Eurocents per kilometre has been predicted […]