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 is exemplary.
The goals of the Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Drivers are to:
All heavy vehicle drivers:
We keep a record for every heavy vehicle driver who has been involved in an event related to road safety or the integrity of the road network at the wheel of a heavy vehicle registered in Québec. This record allows us to monitor each driver's conduct.
The conduct review of heavy vehicle drivers is carried out on the basis of 3 conduct areas:
Each event entered in a driver's record is assigned a weighting based on its degree of severity.
The points associated with the events are compiled in the relevant conduct area. For each conduct area, we have established a threshold that must not be exceeded (threshold value).
Some events are not weighted, because they are considered critical events and result in an immediate intervention on our part.
If your record deteriorates, we inform you of that fact in a series of gradually escalating steps, in order for you to rectify your behaviour.
If your conduct record continues to deteriorate, it is transferred to the Commission des transports du Québec, which may impose corrective measures or even prohibit you from driving a heavy vehicle.
We intervene immediately when you are involved in a serious or critical event, a fatal accident, or an event related to alcohol-impaired driving.
For more information on the weighting, critical events, threshold values and intervention mechanisms, consult the Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Drivers and Excellence Program for Heavy Vehicle Drivers (PDF, 2.9 MB)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards..
The purpose of the Excellence Program for Heavy Vehicle Drivers is to recognize drivers of heavy vehiclesA road vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 4,500 kg or more, or a combination of road vehicles having a gross combination weight rating of 4,500 kg or more. The following vehicles are also considered to be heavy vehicles regardless of their GVWR: buses, minibuses, tow trucks, vehicles transporting dangerous substances requiring the display of safety marks. whose conduct is exemplary in terms of road safety.
6 months (for new drivers only)
Gold (PDF, 539 KB) (in French only)
All heavy vehicle drivers:
To be eligible for the Program, drivers must have travelled at least 10,000 km in Québec or elsewhere in Canada at the wheel of a heavy vehicle registered in Québec for each of the years required for the applicable level. Drivers must also meet several other conditions.
Fill out the Registration Form for the Excellence Program for Heavy Vehicle Drivers (PDF, 474 KB) and apply for one of the levels of excellence (Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze).
Service du suivi du privilège de circuler
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
Case postale 19600, succursale Terminus
Québec (Québec) G1K 8J6
We will send you a registration confirmation by mail.
Your name will appear on the list of drivers whose behaviour is recognized as exemplary.
Every month, we publish an updated list of drivers whose behaviour is recognized as exemplary. This list indicates the level of excellence each driver has achieved: