Sharing responsibilities

In trucking matters, the Ministère shares responsibilities with the Commission des transports (CTQ), the ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC), the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ), Revenu Québec and the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ).

Under each body, you will find a list of the responsibilities they each have regarding trucking matters.

Ministère

  • Management of provisions concerning:
    • cargo securement
    • traffic noise and engine brake
    • shipping documents, marking, and bills of lading
    • long combination vehicles
    • environment and energy efficiency
    • speed limiters
  • Management of bulk trucking
  • Management of loads and sizes, especially for thaw periods
  • Management of heavy vehicle traffic
  • Management of the provisions of the Act respecting owners, operators and drivers of heavy vehicles
  • Management of the transportation of dangerous substances
  • Issuance of special permits and outsized vehicles permits
  • Management of the provisions of the Policy on motor freight transportation
  • Management of the trucking network
  • Release of trucking statistics
  • Management of international transportation

Commission des transports (CTQ)

  • Management of the Register of owners and operators of heavy vehicles
  • Management of the list of transport service intermediaries
  • Assignment and revision of safety ratings of owners and operators of heavy vehicles
  • Enforcement of conditions or prohibitions to owners, operators and drivers of heavy vehicles who pose a risk
  • Issuance of bulk trucking services brokerage permits
  • Management of the bulk trucking register (Registre du camionnage en vrac)
  • Arbitration of disputes between organizations that hold bulk trucking services brokerage permits

Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC)

  • Storage of residual materials
  • Management of residual materials (not classified as hazardous materials)
  • Management of the Heavy-duty Vehicle Maintenance and Inspection Program (PIEVAL)
  • Management of contaminated soils

Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ)

  • Affiliation with Contrôle routier Québec
  • Management of measures concerning driver fatigue
  • Management of measures concerning hours of driving and rest of heavy vehicle drivers
  • Management of vehicle registration and measures related to the International Registration Plan (IRP)
  • Management of road safety standards
  • Issuance of driver’s licences
  • Management of provisions concerning conduct review policies for heavy vehicle owners, operators and driver
  • Management of preventive maintenance programs
  • Management of the mandatory mechanical inspection program
  • Monitoring of heavy vehicle owners, operators and drivers
  • Management of measures concerning pre-trip inspections

Revenu Québec

  • Issuance of International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) decals
  • Issuance of permits for bulk-fuel carriers

Régie du bâtiment (RBQ)

  • Management of the provisions of the Propane Storage and Handling Code
  • Management of quality and safety requirements
  • Management of the regulation concerning petroleum equipment installations