Increase in truck tolls in Germany from January 1, 2019
Following the expansion of truck tolls to include highways in July 2018, the German government has now decided to increase tolls for trucks of all classes, effective January 1, 2019.
The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure published the basis for the increase in truck tolls as part of the infrastructure cost study 2018-2022. The study lays out how the toll rates for freeways and highways are to be aligned while taking into account external costs such as air and noise pollution caused by trucks. This leads to a considerable rise in toll rates, which means yet another significant cost hit for our short- and long-distance transports.
For this reason, your toll rates will change as of January 1, 2019. We will of course make the adjusted toll table available to you in advance.
Tolls will be refunded in full to carriers used by DACHSER according to vehicle type and distance covered. In this way, DACHSER is doing its part to support the continued competitiveness of independent carriers and also to secure transportation capacity in Germany.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.