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Truck tolling delayed by two years

TRUCK TOLL systems in the UK will be introduced two years later than thought, the Treasury announced as part of last week's Budget.

But pilot schemes will still go ahead as planned in 2006.

Systems for lorry road-user charging would use GPS satellite technology to track lorries over 3.5t in weight and charge a toll for distance covered.

Recovery of fuel tax by haulage operators would make the system 'tax neutral' for UK hauliers.

But major problems experienced by the German government introducing similar technology have led the British government to delay introduction of the scheme.

The German government recently suspended a contract with the Toll Collect consortium which failed to meet deadlines.

A revised implementation timetable has since been drawn up.

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