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Circle Check Guide (PDF - 11 Mo) (176 pages) (PDF, 10.6 Mo)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards. C-6156-A

This guide is intended for heavy vehicle owners, operators and drivers and all stakeholders in the transportation industry who play a role in heavy vehicle maintenance and road safety. The Highway Safety Code specifies that all heavy vehicles must have been checked within the previous 24 hours, otherwise a new “circle check” must be carried out. The circle check is performed by the driver or by a person designated by the operator in order to ensure that the heavy vehicle complies with the standards in effect.

Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Drivers and Excellence Program for Heavy Vehicle Drivers
Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Drivers and Exellence Program for Heavy Vehicle Drivers (PDF - 2 Mo) (43 pages) (PDF, 1.6 Mo)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards. C-6243-A

The first section of the document explains how heavy vehicle drivers' behaviour is assessed, what events are taken into consideration and what interventions can apply to drivers who are at risk. The first section of the document explains how heavy vehicle drivers' behaviour is assessed, what events are taken into consideration and what interventions can apply to drivers who are at risk.

Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Owners and Operators
Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Owners and Operators (PDF - 1 Mo) (90 pages) (PDF, 1.4 Mo)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards. C-6244-A

The purpose of this policy is to identify HVOOs who pose a high risk in terms of road safety and protection of the road network. The SAAQ compiles a record for every HVOOs entered in the Register of the Commission des transports du Québec. In particular, this record includes offences that have been committed and accidents that have occurred in Québec or elsewhere in Canada. The SAAQ intervenes preventatively with at-risk HVOOs to inform them that their record has deteriorated and to urge them to improve their behaviour.

Driver Fatigue - Fatigue management guide (PDF - 425 Ko) (12 pages) (PDF, 425.4 ko)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards. C-6705-A

Like alcohol and speeding, fatigue causes devastation on our roads. Find out ways to prevent fatigue, and learn how to recognize the warning signs.

Duty time checklist
Driving and off-duty time for Heavy Vehicle Drivers - Fact Sheet (PDF - 230 Ko) (9 pages) (PDF, 230.3 ko) C-4554-A

The Regulation respecting hours of driving and off-duty time for heavy vehicle drivers is designed to prevent tired drivers from getting behind the wheel, and thereby reduce the risk of accidents.

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Information Bulletin - For heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators vol.16 (PDF - 249 Ko) (1 page) (PDF, 248.9 ko)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards. N/D

Information bulletin for heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators. In this edition: Updated “Involvement in Accidents” Conduct Area and Consideration of Offences Related to a Special Travel Permit.

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Information Bulletin - For heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators vol.17 (PDF - 1 Mo) (3 pages) (PDF, 1.0 Mo)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards. N/D

Information bulletin for heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators. In this edition: Amendments to the “compliance with load limits” conduct area.

Medical Assessment to drive in the United States (PDF - 192 Ko) (3 pages) (PDF, 192.2 ko) C-5095-A

Do you want to drive a vehicle in the United States that requires a class 1, 2, 3 or 4B driver's licence? Under an agreement between Canada and the United States, you may drive these vehicles if your medical condition meets the standards.

Obligations heavy
Obligations of Heavy Vehicles Users (PDF - 4 Mo) (144 pages) (PDF, 4.3 Mo) C-6245-A

This guide gives a simplified version of regulations so that all stakeholders in the passenger and freight transport industry have access to plenty of information about road transportation in Québec.

The SAAQ offers most of its publications free of charge. However, some publications are sold through Les Publications du Québec.

In accordance with the SAAQ’s language policy, publications intended for SAAQ employees and Québec businesses are only available in French. For a complete list of all our publications, please refer to the French version of this page.