Non-payment of tolls:
- If you have a toll device with an electrical connection, make sure that it is always securely connected, paying attention to the so-called satellite networks, where the device broadcasts the location of the vehicle on the roads without toll gates/barriers. The internal batteries have a limited life whilst not being connected.
- Please check if your device configuration data matches the vehicle data. Errors in data such as registration, weight, axles, or euronorm, can lead to immobilization and sanctions in the countries that rate based on these data.
- Pay attention to the behaviour of the device and its warnings, which can be through beeps, or, if it has them, messages on the screen or red LED light.
- Check the active networks if you have any doubts before entering the country in question.
- In case of detection or suspicion of non-payment, find out about retroactive payment options, if any, thus avoiding the imposition of a higher administrative sanction.
- Periodically check the validity of the documents necessary for transport, such as the community license, the CMR and its correct completion.
- Check the need for additional permits such as intra-European displacement certificates, a declaration of dangerous goods, etc.
- Inspects walls, floors, required special structures, tie-down points, etc.
- Closing, blocking and cargo lashing.
Who is responsible for these violations?
Legally, transport companies are responsible for penalties, so they have an obligation to organize work in such a way that they can meet driving and rest times to ensure compliance of the vehicle and driver.
However, this responsibility may vary in the event that there is another culprit (usually the driver), as long as there is evidence or the driver himself voluntarily acknowledges guilt for the event.
On many occasions, the company and the driver reach agreements between themselves to establish who is in charge of the economic part.
Finally, we recommend having a Fine Management service in place, not only for the amounts of the fines, which we know are sometimes very high, but also so that your vehicles are not immobilized unnecessarily, and can return to operating as soon as possible.