Heavy Vehicles

The SAAQ ensures that heavy vehicles used for road transportation of goods and passengers in Québec comply with laws and regulations.

Heavy vehicles are…

  • A road vehicle with a gross vehicle weight ratingA vehicle's weight, including its maximum load capacity, according to the manufacturer's specifications. (GVWR) of 4,500 kg or more
  • A combination of road vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 4,500 kg or more
  • A tow truck
  • A road vehicle transporting dangerous substances requiring the display of safety marks
  • A bus
  • A minibus

Some heavy vehicles are exempt from several obligations set forth in the Act respecting owners, operators and drivers of heavy vehicles. Visit the website of the Ministère des Transports to find out more.

Last update: May 17, 2022