Road safety is everyone’s business and a priority for the SAAQ. Road safety starts with obeying the Highway Safety Code and adopting safe behaviours.
Heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators, here is everything you need to know to fulfil your obligations and ensure your safety and that of other road users.
In Québec, the transportation of passengers is subject to specific requirements that concern vehicles as well as drivers, owners and operators.
Businesses and self-employed workers can consult, manage or modify their vehicle fleet record online and much more (section in French only).
Suppliers of goods and services to road accident victims can send documents and get their eight-digit supplier number online (section in French only).
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Every year, we send you a driver's licence renewal notice that provides various information, including the payment due date.
To obtain a Class 1 driver's licence to be authorized to drive a combination of road vehicles, you must have held a valid Class 5 driver's licence for...
To obtain a Class 3 licence to drive a truck, you must have held a valid Class 5 driver's licence for at least 2 years, have a good driving record, be...
If an error appears on your driver's licence or if you wish to change some information, you must notify the SAAQ.
Conditions added to a driver's licence are mainly related to the state of health of drivers and may impose restrictions on their driving.
You can request a copy of a driving record for yourself or other drivers with their authorization.
Car, motorcycle, truck, snowmobile, farm tractor, trailer… Whatever the vehicle, it must be registered.
Every year, we send you a registration renewal notice. This notice contains various information, including the payment due date.
You must register your truck weighing over 3,000 kg at an SAAQ service outlet.
A truck is a vehicle with a net weight of more than 3,000 kg, designed...
Requirement for all vehicles with a dump body
If you use a heavy vehicle to haul cargo or passengers outside Québec, you must have it registered with the International Registration Plan (IRP).
Vehicles bought or sold by a business must be registered at an SAAQ service outlet.
A temporary registration certificate, or "transit", can be issued by the SAAQ or a dealer to allow a vehicle to operate on public roads in Québec for...
The SAAQ has implemented various means to ensure that vehicles on Québec roads are in good mechanical condition.
Heavy vehicle owners and operators must be familiar and comply with the rules governing road transportation.
Operators must make sure that drivers meet all the obligations related to using and driving a heavy vehicle.
Heavy vehicle operators must make sure that drivers comply with the requirements concerning the number of hours of driving and off-duty time and that...
Heavy vehicle drivers are not the only ones responsible for managing their fatigue. Fatigue can be caused by the decisions and actions of the various...
The Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Owners and Operators defines the rules regarding the compilation of records on owners and operators...
Heavy vehicle owners and operators must meet their respective obligations concerning record keeping and the retention period for various documents.
To be authorized to operate a heavy vehicle, owners and operators are required to register in the Registre des propriétaires et des exploitants de...
Heavy vehicle operators registered in the Registre du camionnage en vrac (bulk trucking register) may renew or transfer their registration by...
If you use a heavy vehicle or trailer for personal purposes, certain rules apply.
Load and size limits, mechanical maintenance, load securement, transportation of dangerous substances: heavy vehicles must comply with several laws, regulations and standards. Here, drivers, owners and operators will find a section specifically designed for them.
Here is the procedure to register a heavy vehicle, renew the registration or obtain a temporary registration certificate (trip permit).
Dangerous substances – such as petroleum products and other flammable, corrosive, explosive or toxic products – must be transported safely in order to...
Heavy vehicles operated in Québec must comply with standards concerning polluting emissions.
Drivers of a heavy vehicle must fill out and subsequently give their operator the circle check report and the daily log. They are also required to...
Owners and operators of heavy vehicles that are operated in Canada or the United States must comply with the IFTA and the IRP. They must also ensure that the health of their drivers authorizes them to drive outside Québec.
The Programme enrichi d'accès à la conduite de véhicules lourds (enriched heavy vehicle driver training program) is a program that aims to enable...
To be authorized to drive a heavy vehicle, a driver must hold the appropriate class of licence and be in good health.
These bulletins are the best way to keep up with updates to the Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Owners and Operators and the Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Drivers.
This guide sets forth the mechanical inspection procedures and standards applicable to most vehicles.
Heavy vehicle drivers are required to comply with the requirements concerning driving and off-duty time and enter the information in a daily log.
To prevent driver fatigue, you cannot rely solely on legislation governing driving and off-duty time. Your lifestyle also plays a major role! The...
The SAAQ has implemented a policy to monitor and assess the conduct of heavy vehicle drivers as well as a program to recognize those whose behaviour...
The campaign encourages motorcyclists and motorists to share the road safely.
Major amendments affecting all road users have been made to the Highway Safety Code.
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