Foreign trucks paid 380 million euro kilometre tax in Belgium
In 2018, more than half (53,3%) of all kilometre tax in Belgium was paid for by foreign trucks, according to figures of Viapass, the organization that coordinates and checks kilometre tax in Belgium. Foreign trucks brought in 379,9 million euro (365 in 2017), total kilometre tax of trucks was 712,7 million euro (676 in 2017).
On Board Unit
According to Viapass, the increased figures are the result of indexation and more kilometres driven. About 800.000 trucks in Europe are equipped with an On Board Unit (OBU), the registration device needed to be allowed on the Belgian roads.
Toll collection in Flanders brought in 449,4 million euro last year, in Wallonia 253 million euro and in Brussels 10,3 million euro. Figures for 2017 were 424,4, 241,5 and 10,1 million euro respectively.
Most kilometres were driven in March, May, June, October and November. January represented an all-time low. According to Viapass, on an average working day, 140.000 to 150.000 trucks are driving around on the Belgian roads, representing a toll value of 2,5 million euro.