48.11.1. The “Forum of stakeholders in the general freight trucking industry” is hereby established.
The object of the Forum is to encourage dialogue between the major stakeholders in the general freight trucking industry in Québec as regards the various commercial practices prevailing in the industry.
“Stakeholders in the general freight trucking industry” or “industry stakeholders” means freight movers and clients operating in the motor freight transportation sector. “Client” means an operator of heavy vehicles, a transport service intermediary or a person requesting or participating in the arranging of transportation within the meaning of the Act respecting owners, operators and drivers of heavy vehicles (chapter P-30.3) who enters into a motor freight transportation contract with a freight mover. “Motor freight transportation” means transportation by heavy vehicle of any goods or materials except the exclusive transportation of goods and materials expressly excluded by a government order made under this section. “Freight mover” means a person who owns or holds a right within the meaning of section 2 of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2) in respect of a single tractor truck registered in Québec, who usually only drives that tractor truck and whose principal business activity consists in driving that tractor truck.
The fact that a freight mover drives a tractor truck belonging to a partnership or legal person controlled by the freight mover is no obstacle to the application of this division. If a tractor truck is owned by two or more persons, the person whose principal activity consists in driving that tractor truck is deemed to be a freight mover provided the person meets the other conditions established in this section.
2000, c. 35, s. 2; 2005, c. 39, s. 52.