MSTS Tolls Solution
Is your OBU (On Board Unit) EETS compliant?
Navigating European tolls can be a complicated and confusing process with multiple OBUs (on board units) needed in various countries. The MSTS Tolls Solution coordinates and streamlines the process freeing up time to allow fleets to do what they do best.
The MSTS Toll Solution is an EETS certified, interoperable payment device that allows you to travel in Austria, Belgium (incl Liefkenshoek Tunnel), France, Portugal and Spain, expanding to Italy in 2019.
All goods transport vehicles weighing over 3.5 tons must be equipped with an on-board unit (OBU) that calculates a per-kilometer tax based on the number of vehicle axles, distance traveled and emission rating of the HGV vehicle. To avoid calculation errors, ensure your OBU is working properly.
The Benefits of the MSTS Toll Solution
- One box for multiple countries (France, Portugal, Spain and Belgium incl. Liefkenshoek Tunnel and expanding in 2019)
- Discounts up to: France 13% / Spain 50% / Liefkenshoektunnel 26%
- EETS (European Electronic Tolls System) Certified
- Real-time tracking and data capture of each transaction per card, truck or fleet
- Easy Registration and Management through MyTolls, a proprietary account management tool
- How To Pay
How to pay with the MSTS Toll Solution?
France, Portugal, Spain and Belgium incl. Liefkenshoek Tunnel, Austria, Poland (A4) and Italy late 2019.
France, Portugal, Spain and Belgium incl. Liefkenshoek Tunnel
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The EU commission aims to harmonize tolls payment in Europe. With this goal in mind, the commission created the EETS definition and requirements in 2009. Trucks should be able to travel within Europe using one interoperable box as a payment device for all European tolls. For trucking companies, this means a single contract with one service provider, one on-board unit (OBU) covering multiple toll domains (motorways, tunnels, bridges etc.), and one invoice.
What is EETS and why is it important for trucking companies?
EETS is the European Electronic Tolls Service, a single electronic system for toll payments. Currently, inside the EU, every country has its own tolls system which bases its cost calculation on either time (vignette) or distance (on-board unit). For trucking companies, this results in higher costs and is an administrative burden. Companies are forced to have a separate payment solution for each country, and contracts and payments must be arranged with multiple providers.
Is EETS mandatory in European countries?
The EU directives did not set up obligations for countries to introduce EETS. The states-members decide if, and when, they adopt the system. Currently, the toll domains open for an EETS solution are Austria, Belgium (including Liefkenshoek tunnel), France, Italy, Portugal, A4 road in Poland and Spain.
Today many countries are switching from time, to a distance based system. This switch is the first step towards an EETS introduction, as it assumes the payment device is an interoperable box. Bulgaria is currently in a transition process, while the Netherlands, Denmark, and Sweden are considering a distance base tolls system soon.
What does the EETS certified interoperable box mean for a trucking company?
The more toll domains the box is certified to handle, the fewer OBU’s are required in a truck travelling throughout Europe. MSTS’s solution provides customers one EETS interoperable box covering four countries and one tunnel. Ideally, in the future, there will be one OBU for all of Europe. If the box is EETS compliant, the process of adding new domains becomes seamless.
Is MSTS offering an EETS compliant toll payment solution?
Yes, the MSTS toll payment solution is already EETS certified for use in Austria, France, Spain, Belgium, Portugal and Liefkenshoek tunnel. MSTS is adding more domains in 2019, including Italy. Germany will follow as soon as the German government approves tolling systems for EETS providers. Today, if trucking companies travel in Germany, regardless of their EETS toll payment solution, a separate OBU will be required to pay German tolls.
Is MSTS Tolls coming with its own EETS box? When?
Yes, the EETS registration is the first step towards offering our own box. Our next steps will to become registered in each EETS toll domain. MSTS will launch its box by 2020.
Which countries would be covered by the box?
MSTS plans to cover all available EETS toll domains and include new domains as they become available.
What will be the price of the box?
The fee for the use of the box will be announced later when all functionalities and additional services are determined.
I already have an EETS box from Axxes/Telepass through MSTS. Will I have to change it to your box?
We will help you to determine which option will best fit your needs and is the most cost effective for your business. MSTS will provide special assistance to make the process seamless, if a change of box is required.
Why does MSTS wants to be certified for EETS and have its own box?
MSTS has a long history of supporting fleets with its tolling solution and using technology to create efficiencies and remove the friction. Becoming an EETS provider is the next logical step to providing an industry leading tolling solution.
Will your box have telematics in it?
Our team is researching the most important and advanced features for our EETS box.
How reliable is that EETS box?
To attain EETS registration the box must pass multiple tests in each of the toll domains to ensure its reliability.
The ideal future state is for interoperable boxes to be certified for all European tolls domains. It’s important to pay attention to additional services your toll partner provides – such as a user-friendly customer portal and mobile applications – which helps streamline your tolls payments and manage your business more efficiently. The customer portal should provide a clear overview and control of the toll products for your fleet, which means less administrative burden for your team and helps prevent fines. Also, the tolls cost calculation tool would allow you to choose the optimal itinerary for your trucks and diminish costs.