UTA’s Telepass EU facilitates easy cross-boarder trucking

By Nye Longman
New On-Board Unit covers toll systems in five countries Pay road charges quickly and automatically while driving past Union Tank Eckstein...
  • New On-Board Unit covers toll systems in five countries

  • Pay road charges quickly and automatically while driving past

Union Tank Eckstein GmbH & Co. KG (UTA) is providing another universal solution for several toll systems with the Telepass EU.

The On-Board Unit (OBU) for Italy can also be used in four other toll-countries for vehicles with more than 3.5 tons permitted total weight. The Telepass EU also eliminates the need for the VIAcard, with which the toll can be paid at all number barriers and highway exits in Italy.

A special feature of Telepass EU is the ability to use it in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and the Liefkenshoektunnel in Belgium. In addition to recording and billing toll charges, parking fees can be settled via the device at various guarded parking lots in Italy and France.

The OBU service will be complemented in the future by additional toll systems. For example, processing the road toll in Poland on the A4 (Katowice–Krakow) is currently in preparation.

“We are providing our customers with the opportunity to use an On-Board Unit in several toll systems with Telepass EU," Kay Otte, Marketing Director at UTA, stated.

“This has several advantages. On one hand, drivers can reduce the number of toll boxes in their trucks and pass all toll stations without stopping. On the other hand, they can benefit from a discount of up to 50 percent over the cash price in some south-western European countries."

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