Truckers often face unexpected charges when travelling through toll facilities. This can be due to agencies charging maximum tolls when truck entry and exit points don't register, or when transponder charges for fast food or parking appear. In some places, such as the Pennsylvania Turnpike, tolls are even charged based on the weight of the truck. To avoid these surprises, truckers can use the tools offered by Tollsmart, such as the Tollsmart toll calculator for trucks, to easily calculate the toll costs of a route and find alternative routes with fewer tolls.
The most common method for determining tolls in the U. S. is by counting the number of axles, with the most common configuration being that of 5-axle trucks with a single trailer. For 2- to 9-axle trucks on U.
toll roads, highways, bridges, tunnels and highways in USA, Canada and Mexico, such as Verrazano, GW, Tappan Zee, Gateway, Ambassador Bridges and Holland Tunnel, tolls are calculated accordingly. To save money on tolls, truckers should open transponder accounts at agencies that cover toll facilities in the areas where they will operate. This can result in substantial discounts. Additionally, it is important to be aware of common mistakes that road transport companies make and the mistakes of toll agencies as they can lead to significant costs.