Get a freight vehicle permit: hauling-for-hire

  • Find out if you need a hauling-for-hire permit
  • How to apply
  1. Find out if you need a hauling-for-hire permit

    You can get a hauling-for-hire permit if you are hauling goods with a commercial vehicle:

    • into or out of Yukon; or
    • point-to-point within Yukon for compensation and do not have Yukon registration.

    This permit is only valid for a 1-way trip.

  2. How to apply

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

    • load weight; and
    • dimensions.

    You can get a hauling-for-hire permit at the Whitehorse or Watson Lake weigh station. A permit can be issued at a roadside inspection site weigh station.

    Whitehorse Weigh Station
    In person: 91,444 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 hauling-for-hire permit, you need to provide the following information before the permit can be issued:

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

    In some cases you will 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.