Dangerous substances – such as petroleum products and other flammable, corrosive, explosive or toxic products – must be transported safely in order to reduce hazards to the public, the environment and our roads.
In Québec, handling and transportation of dangerous substances are governed by the Transportation of Dangerous Substances Regulation, which falls the jurisdiction of the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports (MTMDET).
Among other things, this regulation specifies:
classification of dangerous substances
compliance of the means of containment
safety marks (stickers, labels, placards, signs, marks, panels, etc.)
driving prohibitions in Québec (tunnels)
mandatory stops at level crossings
Important! Tank tuck transportation of dangerous substances requires specific manufacturing standards.
The responsibilities concerning handling and transportation of dangerous substances are shared among the operator, the driver and the shipper.
These conditions ensure that the driver of a vehicle transporting dangerous substances who is involved in an accident can communicate effectively with police and fire departments and any other person on the scene of the accident.
Condition M – Must wear a hearing aid to drive a vehicle transporting dangerous substances.
Condition O – Prohibited from driving a vehicle transporting dangerous substances.
Consult a physician who is recognized in Canada and have him or her fill out and sign the examination report. You are responsible for covering the physician's fees, which do not qualify for reimbursement.
Send us the report for analysis. You will receive our decision in the mail.