Get a front axle overload permit

  • Find out if you need a front axle overload permit
  • Apply for a front axle overload permit
  1. Find out if you need a front axle overload permit

    You can apply for this special permit if you can prove:

    • the front axle of your vehicle has a manufacturer’s rating that exceeds the requirement set out in the Highways Act Regulations, Section 13; and
    • as long as your vehicle is also equipped with tires capable of carrying the weight which meet or exceed the manufacturer’s rating for the front axle.

    The special permit does not increase the allowable gross vehicle weight for your vehicle.

  2. Apply for a front axle overload permit

    You must call ahead with all information about weights and dimensions and ask for a travel number. Depending on load weight and dimensions, analysis might be required which will take at least 3 business days to prepare.

    The front axle overload permit can be completed and issued by a carrier compliance officer at the Whitehorse or Watson Lake weigh station.

    Whitehorse Weigh Station
    In person: 91444 Alaska Highway (kilometre 1420.2) in Whitehorse. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    Email: weighstation.whitehorse@gov.yk.ca
    Phone: 867-667-5729
    Fax: 867-393-6408

    Watson Lake Weigh Station
    In person: kilometre 976 Alaska Highway in Watson Lake. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    Email: weighstation.watsonlake@gov.yk.ca
    Phone: 867-536-7400
    Fax: 867-536-7577

    When you apply for a front axle overload permit, you need to provide the following information before the permit can be issued:

    You may need to provide the following. The carrier compliance officer will let you know if these are needed:

    • lease agreement;
    • copy of bill of lading;
    • copy of valid vehicle ownership such as a bill of sale; and
    • if you are carrying dangerous goods you need a current Dangerous Goods Training Certificate.