Prague, 13 October 2021 – In September CzechToll recorded the third highest toll collection this year on the toll road network. Operators of vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes paid a total of CZK 1.216 billion for tolls, up 16.3% year-on-year.
As in previous months, the growth in toll collection is mainly due to adjustments in the structure of toll rates in force since the beginning of this year. The intensity of freight transport grew only negligibly in September – the CzechToll satellite toll system recorded 92.5 million toll transactions, up 1 percent year-on-year.
The autumn months are traditionally among those with the highest toll collection. “October is usually the busiest month on Czech roads in terms of freight transport. However, the question is how the crisis in the automotive industry caused by chip shortages and the related restrictions on production at car manufacturers will be reflected in domestic transport performance this year. However, it is very likely that in October this year’s toll collection will exceed the annual collection in 2020,” said Petr Chvátal, CzechToll’s Chief Operating Officer.
In the end of September, over 617 thousand vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes were registered in the electronic toll system. Of these over 162,000 vehicles have domestic license plate numbers. The number of OBUs issued to carriers exceeds 515 thousand units. In the long-term perspective, about half of the toll collection was collected from foreign carriers.