Russia to launch toll collection for heavy vehicle traffic
Russia to launch toll collection for heavy vehicle traffic13.11.2015 14.19 fi sv en
On Sunday, 15 November, Russia will begin charging a toll for Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) traffic on Russian Federation roads. The toll will apply to vehicles weighing at least 12 tonnes.
The toll applies to vehicles from all countries. The toll is kilometre-based and applies to the use of Russian Federation roads. The basic principle is that vehicles will be charged according to the number of kilometres driven. Revenue generated from the toll will be used to offset damages caused by HGV traffic.
Entering into effect on 15 November 2015, the toll will start at 1.53 roubles/km, increasing to 3.06 roubles/km in the spring of 2016. Effective from the beginning of 2019, the toll will be 3.73 roubles/km.