- Find out if you need a freight vehicle permit
- Find out how to apply
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:
- escort vehicles;
- hauling for hire; and
- own commercial goods.
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.
In person: 91,444 Alaska Highway (kilometre 1,420.2) in Whitehorse. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Watson Lake Weigh Station
In person: kilometre 976 Alaska Highway in Watson Lake. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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.