Kallas: EU needs single tolling scheme for lorries

The transport commissioner wants to create a single European tolling scheme for lorries to streamline the "bewildering mix" of road charging systems

Transport commissioner Siim Kallas has said he wants to create a single European tolling scheme for heavy duty vehicles to streamline the "bewildering mix" of road charging systems currently in place across the EU.

Speaking at a stakeholder conference on road charging on Wednesday, Mr Kallas said distance-based toll charging was better, more efficient and fairer than the vignette system “which can be a transition tool, not a long-term solution”.

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