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The rise and rise of eRUC

New Zealand has operated a road user charging system since 1978 using mechanical hubodometers and paper based licences to charge per kilometre and tonne across the entire public road network. The charging regime applies to all heavy vehicles (over 3500kgs) and light vehicles powered by diesel and alternative fuels. Petrol powered light vehicles are taxed […]

HGV Road User Levy hits the road

The UK HGV Road User Levy has come into effect, and is “good news” for British freight operators says the Freight Transport Association. The levy which came into operation 1 April 2014,is a time-based charge of up to £1,000 a year or £10 a day and will apply to lorries weighing more than 12 tonnes […]

The expanding universe

Keith Mortimer tries not to panic over some cosmic questions about the tolling universe and the probability of interoperability.quo will usually provoke a diversity of forceful responses from people, newspapers and governments. Users of road vehicles will have no natural affinity for tolls unless the perceived benefits can feed the energy field rather than dampen […]