Since 2018 toll in Belgium will have to be paid also by the owners of vehicles weighing more than 3.5 t. This applies to N1 class and BC body number vehicles – said the operator of the Belgian road toll system Viapas/Satellic.
That is the decision made by the authorities of three regions responsible for road tolls in Belgium. Since January 1, 2018 all N1 category vehicles with BC body number will have to be equipped with OBU, the equipment for paying toll in electronic toll systems.
N1 vehicles with the BC body number are equipped only in cabin and a disc for coupling trailers. They are vehicles which, due to their characteristics, can only be used for transporting goods – says the toll road system operator.
Belgian Association of Transport and Logistics (UPTR) is pleased to have made such a decision but it regrets that it was taken only now. According to the Association, these vehicles should be covered by the toll system since their introduction in Belgium, that is April 2016.
The new system replaced current Eurovignette and is valid on motorways and national roads of Wallonia, Flanders and the Brussels region. In Wallonia, where the roads are managed by the Sofico organisation, the prices will have the VAT tax added, while in the two other regions the road tolls are not subject to taxation.