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German Truck Toll Brings Billions

Germany's troubled truck toll has been working fine since introduction in January, according to the German transportation ministry. During the first six months, the government took in 1.4 billion euros ($1.7 billion), Transportation Minister Manfred Stolpe announced on Thursday. He added that June was the best month so far, with 254 million euros in toll payments. Stolpe expects total revenues for this year to reach three billion euros. The minister also said that the number of people avoiding to toll by using detour routes off Germany's highways was minute, with only 2 percent of truck drivers doing so.

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