What is the Highway Transport Patrol?
The uniformed Highway Traffic Officers are responsible for ensuring that goods move safely across Saskatchewan's highway network and for maintaining a competitive regulatory environment for all carriers.
Highway Traffic Officers are appointed special constables pursuant to the Saskatchewan Police Act, 1990 and have the authority to enforce federal, provincial and municipal statutes relating to road transportation and the licensing, registration and operation of vehicles.
Officers have the authority to stop and complete vehicle weight and safety inspections, enforce speed limits and other rules of the road.
Duties of a Highway Traffic Officer:
check weight and dimension restrictions
conduct vehicle checks on and off highway
check documentation and permits on commercial vehicles
inspect cargo and cargo securement
check safety equipment and inspection certificates
check dangerous goods commodities being transported
check driver's license and vehicle registrations
assist motorists in time of need
enforce provincial and federal rules of the road
Transport Compliance Toll-free Inquiry Line
Email: Transport Compliance Inquiries
Phone: 1-866-933-5290 or 306-933-5290 (outside of Saskatchewan)
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, except statuary holidays.
Transport Investigation Unit (TIU) investigates violations within the road transportation industry (trucks and buses). TIU also performs hours of service audits, weight audits and manages the Shipper Liability Program. In addition, the office maintains an inquiry phone line and provides educational presentations to carriers and drivers.
Technical Standards develops and implement's operational policies and procedures specific to commercial vehicle enforcement. It coordinates branch administrative functions, officer training programs and correspondence.