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MONTREAL, Que. - If you are among the fleets that receive an "unsatisfactory" rating from the Commission des transports de Quebec (CTQ) you will likely be looking for a new line of work for anywhere f...


MONTREAL, Que. – If you are among the fleets that receive an “unsatisfactory” rating from the Commission des transports de Quebec (CTQ) you will likely be looking for a new line of work for anywhere from several months to five years.

If you get a “conditional” rating, you will still be able to do business but you can look forward to being a much better company once you have satisfied conditions imposed by the CTQ.

Conditions that have been imposed by the CTQ include the following measures:

Hire a specialist to write and put into place in the business a manual of procedures and policies concerning the management of the obligations in Act 430;

Prohibited from selling equipment without authorization from the CTQ;

Periodical mechanical inspections by someone designated by the Societe de l’assurance automobile du Quebec;

Zero tolerance for speeding by the company owner or any of his drivers;

Training courses that include sections on weights and dimensions, pre-trip inspections and brake adjustments;

A course on the obligations under Act 430;

Take a pneumatic brake course;

Install speed governors on some or all trucks;

And, provide extensive training for all drivers, mechanics and owners on Act 430, pre-trip inspections, preventive driving as well as Hours–of-Service regulations. n


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