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.

Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Drivers (PDF - 1 Mo) (76 pages) (PDF, 1.2 Mo) C-6804-A

This policy governs how heavy vehicle driver records are kept and sets out the SAAQ's conduct review and intervention procedures.

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.

Road Vehicle Mechanical Inspection Guide (PDF - 8 Mo) (PDF, 7.9 Mo) C-6056-A

This guide sets forth the inspection procedures and standards applicable to most vehicles. Designed as a quick reference tool for mechanics and carrier enforcement officers, it describes mechanical inspection procedures as well as the minor and major defects most likely to be encountered.