Heavy Vehicles

Mechanical Inspection and Maintenance of Heavy Vehicles

In order to ensure that heavy vehicles are in good mechanical condition, the SAAQ administers regulations and programs that allow for interventions in several areas.

Buses and minibuses

Owners, operators and drivers of buses and minibuses must also comply with the requirements concerning vehicle maintenance and making sure they are in good condition, as these vehicles are considered 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..

Last update: February 25, 2016