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IRU Position on the EU Commission proposal for an amended Directive on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures, (2003)

The EU Commission proposal to amend the “Eurovignette” Directive includes replacing time-related charging of HGVs by distance-dependent charging, and rate differentiations depending on vehicle specifications, emissions, location, type of infrastructure, time of day and level of congestion. The IRU supports, in principle, the framework for charging HGVs in EU Member States and using revenue from charging goods vehicles to improve the industry and road infrastructure. However, the IRU considers that goods transport operators should not pay congestion twice and calls upon the Commission to further consider congestion charging.

Published on: 19/11/2003 - 11:31
Author: IRU
Type of document: Policy documents
Category: Trade facilitation and transit, Decarbonisation, Goods transport, Digitalisation, Networking
Region: Europe
Size: 3 pages