Québec Roadway Inspection Agency


The Québec Roadway Inspection Agency is an agency that is part of the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) and is responsible for safeguarding road users and applying the acts and regulations that affect the passenger and freight transportation industry. The mission of Contrôle routier Québec is to enforce legislation governing Québec's passenger and freight transportation industry through roadside interventions and facility audits. The Québec Roadway Inspection Agency comes under the authority of Québec's Minister for Transport.

Associated Inventory

CRQ Preclearance Transponder Readers
CRQ OCR Plate Readers
CRQ Weigh-in-Motion Equipment
CRQ CV Roadside Inspection Facilities
CRQ CV Administration Systems
CRQ CV Inspectors
CRQ CV Mobile Inspection Equipment
CRQ CV Wireless Roadside Inspection Equipment
CRQ CV Electronic Clearance System

Operational Concepts

AreaRole and Responsibility
Commercial Vehicle OperationsAdminister and operate trusted carrier and pre-clearance programs to facilitate efficient goods movement.
Inform public safety of any traffic events involving dangerous goods.
Administer motor vehicle and driver licensing.
Manage and issue oversize/overweight permits.
Support the application and payment for commercial vehicle credentials.
Exchange credentials and status information with the Canadian Carrier Data Exchange System.
Exchange credentials and status information involving carrier and driver registration with IRP.
Coordinate commercial vehicle credentialing with adjacent provincial/state commercial vehicle departments.
Operate and maintain inspection facilities (permanent and mobile) to monitor commercial vehicle safety, credentials, and compliance with provincial and federal regulations, including the use of electronic communications with the vehicles and with central databases.
Exchange credentials and status information involving fuel taxes with IFTA.
Perform oversize/overweight enforcement.
International Border CrossingsProvide screening and inspection results to the Border information systems.
Provide information about carriers who have made border credential applications such as commercial drivers license information and carrier safety status.
Share information concerning trucking movements with border agencies.