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Taking road user charges into the 21st century

Taking road user charges into the 21st century, New Zealand is the first country to allow an end-to-end wireless road user charge (RUC) system for the country’s heavy truck fleets.
The revolutionary technology allows truck operators to apply for RUC licences online and have them sent direct to display units in the trucks. Modernising New Zealand’s $1 billion RUC system could generate a payback of more than $1 billion to $2 billion to the economy in improved productivity, reduced RUC evasion and reduced administration and enforcement costs, says Brian Michie, founder and business development manager of Auckland-based technology company Eroad.

Written by Lesley Springall23 Sept. 09 22:00