Truckers complain about lack of onboard units for electronic toll system

The introduction of the road-toll system has caused problems for several carriers from around Lučenec in Banská Bystrica region. “They haven't received the onboard units (OBUs), even though they had been told that the OBUs will be delivered by the end of 2009,” the TASR newswire was told by Jaroslav Poláček of the Union of Slovakia's Carriers (UNAS) on Sunday, January 3.

The introduction of the road-toll system has caused problems for several carriers from around Lučenec in Banská Bystrica region. “They haven't received the onboard units (OBUs), even though they had been told that the OBUs will be delivered by the end of 2009,” the TASR newswire was told by Jaroslav Poláček of the Union of Slovakia's Carriers (UNAS) on Sunday, January 3.

“For example, here is a truck driver who can’t leave for Russia tomorrow, because he has to go through a charged road,” said Poláček. He emphasised that due to the fact that the carriers haven’t received the OBUs they are suffering significant financial losses, around €332 per one vehicle.

Certain transporters wanted to buy the OBU at a contact spot, a certain petrol station in Lučenec; “unfortunately, this customer spot didn’t have a single OBU,” added Polacek.

“The system is functioning. There are the OBUs. The carriers aren’t prevented from registering,” said Lenka Lendacká, the spokesperson for the road-toll system provider SkyToll to TASR on January 2. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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