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Sharing Responsibilities

In Québec, two sets of regulations apply to trucking: Québec legislation applies to movements within Québec's borders and federal legislation applies to movements extending beyond its borders.

Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports

  • Operation of trucks on the road network
  • Offences
  • Load and size limits
  • Shipping document and bill of lading
  • Special permits (Authorization)
  • Cargo securement standards
  • Transportion of dangerous substances
  • Bulk transportation
  • Act respecting owners, operators and drivers of heavy vehicles. The Act was amended on January 1, 2006. 
  • Harmonization of trucking regulations in North America

Everywhere in Québec: 511
Everywhere in North America: 1 888 355-0511 

Commission des Transports du Québec

Website: http://www.ctq.gouv.qc.ca

  • Register of owners and operators of heavy vehicles
  • Bulk trucking register
  • List of transport service intermediaries
  • Bulk trucking and brokerage services 
  • Licence to transport
  • IFTA stickers

Toll-free: 1 888 461-2433

Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec

Website: http://www.saaq.gouv.qc.ca

  • Driver's licence
  • Vehicle registration
  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Mandatory mechanical inspection program
  • Preventive maintenance program 
  • Hours of driving and rest of heavy vehicle drivers
  • Road transportation monitoring
  • Special permits (Issuance)
  • Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Owners and Operators
  • Monitoring of heavy vehicles owners, operators and drivers 

Québec area: 418 643-7620
Montréal area: 514 873-7620
Toll-free: 1 800 361-7620 


  • For offences relating to the Highway Safety Code, please contact the ministère de la Justice.
  • For offences relating to legislation under the responsibility of the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports, please contact our Direction des affaires juridiques.
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