This year, the indexing of the Flemish and Brussels toll tariffs will take place on 1 July. The governments of Flanders and Brussels decided to index their tariffs for all the vehicles on which the kilometre charge applies.
Moreover, Flanders will introduce an additional adjustment on the base rate and on the weight parameter, as stated in art. 31 of the decree of 20/12/2019. The decree increases the basic rate of the kilometre charge for trucks. On the other hand, it reduces the weight factor for light trucks but increases it for heavy transport. In this way, Flanders wants to include a larger part of the infrastructure costs in the charge.
The other factors that play a role in the calculation of the kilometre charge, such as the network and the Euro standard of the vehicle, do not change.
Tariffs will remain unchanged in Wallonia, as they were already indexed on 1 January of this year.
What will happen on July 1st?
After June 30th, if your OBU is not yet up-to-date, the update will be automatically downloaded when you switch on your OBU.
Depending on your OBU software version, the behaviour of your OBU might slightly differ:
In most of the cases, the OBU will just take a few seconds to be updated with the latest tariffs before the green light appears;
For some OBUs, it might take up 3 minutes before the OBU shows the green light;
And some will even need to reboot automatically to complete the update process.
Altogether, it should not take more than 5 minutes for you are ready to drive!
And to avoid waiting, keep all your OBUs switched on as much as possible before July 1st, even when you are not driving in Belgium!