Get a freight vehicle permit

  • Find out if you need a freight vehicle permit
  • Find out how to apply
  1. Find out if you need a freight vehicle permit

    You'll need a freight vehicle permit if you're a commercial driver bringing freight into Yukon. The permit will temporarily register your vehicle for your trip.

    What types of permits are there?

    We issue 4 types of freight vehicle permits to commercial drivers:

    • business;
    • escort vehicles;
    • hauling for hire; and
    • own commercial goods.

    Find out how to Get a freight vehicle permit: buses.

  2. Find out how to apply

    You must call us before you plan to arrive in Yukon.

    We'll ask you for:

    • information about the weights and dimensions of your freight; and
    • a phone number where we can reach you while you're travelling.

    Depending on your vehicle's load weight and dimensions, it could take us at least 3 business days to prepare your permit.

    A carrier compliance officer at the Whitehorse or Watson Lake weigh stations will complete and issue your freight vehicle permit.

    You can also get a permit at a roadside inspection site weigh station.

    Whitehorse Weigh Station

    In person: 91,444 Alaska Highway (kilometre 1,420.2) in Whitehorse. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    Phone: 867-667-5729
    Email: weighstation.whitehorse@gov.yk.ca
    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.
    Phone: 867-667-5729
    Email: weighstation.whitehorse@gov.yk.ca
    Fax: 867-393-6408

    What documents do I need?

    Before we can issue you with a permit, you will need to provide us with:

    • a copy of your valid vehicle insurance;
    • a copy of your valid vehicle registration; and
    • a valid driver’s licence.

    The carrier compliance officer will let you know if you also need to provide:

    • a lease agreement;
    • a copy of a bill of lading; or
    • a copy of valid vehicle ownership, such as a bill of sale.

    What if I'm carrying dangerous goods?

    If you're carrying dangerous goods you will need a current Dangerous Goods Training Certificate.