The trucking network supports the mission of the Ministère, as it targets the protection of roadway heritage and the safety of all road users.
The specific objectives of the trucking network—both in terms of the highway network and in terms of municipal network—are to:
Municipalities are responsible for managing traffic in their territory. A municipality can therefore adopt a regulation or order to restrict, with or without exception, any road vehicle from travelling in its territory.
To ensure the standardization of such management, the Ministère has adopted a policy entitled
La circulation des véhicules lourds sur le réseau routier municipal (in French only). This policy enables municipal road network managers who want to prohibit trucks from using roads in their municipality to harmonize their regulation with the restrictions in place on the neighbouring road network to ensure the movement of goods across Québec.
The policy was implemented in 1991 and updated in 2011. The update allowed the integration of recent regulatory changes. As such, the policy is now compliant with the statutes and regulations in force.
In order to help the owners, operators and drivers of heavy vehicles to consider the provincial and Municipal Network network when planning their itinerary, the Ministère has created tools, such as:
These tools are available on the website of