From 1 April 2016, all owners of trucks with a Maximum Permissible Mass (MPM) of more than 3.5 tonnes must pay a kilometre tax for the use of motorways and certain regional and municipal roads in Belgium. It is the MPM of the trailer that decides whether the kilometre tax is applicable or not.
At Dockx, the kilometre tax is calculated into the hire price of the truck, based on a fixed price, if hired for less than 30 days. If the truck is hired for more than 30 days, the actual prices for the kilometre tax are charged.
An OBU is installed in all Dockx hire trucks. Upon departure, the hirer must ensure that the green light is on. This is the sign that the OBU is activated.
For the Netherlands and Germany, the hirer must purchase their own Eurovignette at the border.