The governmental committee on road user charging for heavy goods vehicles in Sweden has delivered its proposals.
The Committee proposes a distance-based road tax for Swedish and foreign heavy goods vehicles and vehicle combinations of at least 12 tonnes. The tax will vary based on the characteristics of the heavy goods vehicle. The owner of such a vehicle is to be associated with a licensed service provider, which stores the information on how the heavy goods vehicle is used on the roads. The service provider will report compiled data to the Swedish Transport Agency. Once a month the heavy goods vehicle owner must confirm or amend the data reported to the Swedish Transport Agency. Special solutions in the form of route tickets are proposed for infrequent users and temporary visitors. Checks that the correct tax is levied will be made by means of camera surveillance, roadside checks, supervision and ordinary tax controls.
The remit is in Swedish but includes a summary in English (page 39 – 52). Follow the link to the remit at the Swedish government web site.
The proposals will be carried forward by the Ministry of Finance.