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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.

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Circle Check Guide (PDF - 11 Mo) (PDF, 10.6 Mo) 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.

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Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Drivers and Exellence Program for Heavy Vehicle Drivers (PDF - 2 Mo) (43 pages) (PDF, 1.6 Mo) 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.

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Criminal record check for authorized drivers (PDF - 339 Ko) (2 pages) (PDF, 339.4 ko) C-6715-A

This folder explains the steps to follow to have your criminal record checked in order to obtain or renew an authorized driver’s permit.

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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 - June 2015 (PDF - 574 Ko) (2 pages) (PDF, 574.2 ko) C-6119A

Information bulletin for heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators. In this edition: Safety Rating – Addition of the Notation “Unaudited”.

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Information Bulletin - For heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators - November 2014 (PDF - 348 Ko) (2 pages) (PDF, 348.1 ko) C-6030A

Information bulletin for heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators. In this edition: New requirements for obtaining the T endorsement.

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Information Bulletin - For heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators vol.13 no.2 (PDF - 444 Ko) (2 pages) (PDF, 443.9 ko) N/D

Heavy vehicle owners and operators (HVOOS) registered in the Register of HVOOS with theCommission des transports du Québec before January 1, 2011

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Information Bulletin - For heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators vol.14 (PDF - 424 Ko) (4 pages) (PDF, 424.4 ko) N/D

Information bulletin for heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators. In this edition: Electronic On-Board Recorders: a Growing Trend.

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Information Bulletin - For heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators vol.15 (PDF - 172 Ko) (3 pages) (PDF, 172.4 ko) N/D

Information bulletin for heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators. In this edition: Zero Alcohol for Drivers Age 21 or Younger.

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Information Bulletin - For heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators vol.15 no.4 (PDF - 409 Ko) (2 pages) (PDF, 408.8 ko) N/D

Information bulletin for heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators. In this edition: Two-Way Radios, Move Over Law and Photo Surveillance Devices.

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Information Bulletin - For heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators vol.16 (PDF - 249 Ko) (1 page) (PDF, 248.9 ko) 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.16 no.4 (PDF - 549 Ko) (3 pages) (PDF, 548.7 ko) N/D

Information bulletin for heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators. In this edition: Launch of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP).

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Vol17no01en
Information Bulletin - For heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators vol.17 (PDF - 1 Mo) (3 pages) (PDF, 1.0 Mo) N/D

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

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Medical Assessment to drive in the United States (PDF - 463 Ko) (3 pages) (PDF, 463.5 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.

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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.