MOSCOW, November 15. Trucks with a permissible maximum weight exceeding 12 tonnes from November 15 will pay 1.53 per ruble for each mile of way on Federal highways in the Russian Federation. Such fees, according to the decree of the RF government dated 3 November, will continue until 29 February 2016.
The reduced fee is achieved by using a decreasing ratio of 0.41 to the previously adopted rate of 3.73 per 1 ruble per km From 1 March 2016 until 31 December 2018 heavy trucks will pay the tariff with a reduction factor of 0.82 – 3.06 rubles per 1 km. From January 1, 2019 the fee will be for heavy vehicles full – 3,73 rubles per 1 km on Federal highways.
Purpose – compensation of harm to highways
Preparations for the introduction of fees from heavy vehicles was carried out by Federal road Agency about two years. The ultimate goal of the project is to compensate for the harm caused to highways of General use of Federal importance lorries with a permissible maximum mass exceeding 12 tonnes. To control the passage of trucks on Federal highways will be cars with instruments photo and video recording, and is also located on the roads construction of station control. It is planned that the collection of payments will bring annually about 40 billion rubles to the Federal road Fund, from which funds will be allocated for repair and construction of new roads.
The Ministry of economic development was previously proposed nearly a six-fold reduction of the tariff, explaining that the introduction of a tariff in 3,73 rubles per 1 km of distance in relation to the difficult economic situation will increase the cost of transportation by 5-20%, and would increase the cost of consumer goods by 2-5%. The Ministry of economic development proposed to fix the rate of 64 cents per 1 km up to 1 January 2019.
The position of drivers of heavy vehicles
Drivers of heavy vehicles in the regions of Russia last week held protests against the toll collection from the trucks. From his part Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov noted that private carriers knew in advance about the imposition of levies on trucks, and are now trying to affect decisions already taken. In turn, major food producers, including PepsiCo and Danone, began to notify the trade network that the introduction of paid travel for trucks and installation requirements on the vehicle special vehicle unit, can guarantee only a week uninterrupted supply, reported several sources in the retail market.
Debit card in automatic mode
The creation of a system of payment for travel on Federal highways for trucks cost the investor in the 27 billion roubles previously reported General Director of the company-the developer of the system of “RT-invest the Transport system” Alexander Advisors. The company has signed a contract for 13 years, which prepares the system and exploit it. Creditor of the company, including Gazprombank.
In each region will be installed at least one service office, the country will open at least 100. Owners of heavy trucks in any of them you will receive special on-Board unit that is installed in the car. Motion data of the vehicle transmitted in the automatic mode to the information centre, after which a cancellation fee. The second payment option is the route map. The system will be distributed 50.7 thousand kilometers of Federal roads and more than 2 million users.