- Find out if you need a freight vehicle permit for escort vehicles
- How to apply
Find out if you need a freight vehicle permit for escort vehicles
You will need a freight vehicle permit for escort vehicles when you do not have a valid Yukon licence plate and are escorting loads:
- into or out of the Yukon; or
- point-to-point within the Yukon.
Who doesn't need a freight vehicle permit to escort vehicles?
If your vehicle is registered in the Yukon, you do not need a freight vehicle permit to escort vehicles.
Read more about requirements for escort vehicles under Highways Act Regulations, Section 3.
How to apply
You can call ahead or apply online with all information about your weights, dimensions, destination and origin. Analysis might be required, which can take up to 3 business days to prepare your permit, and depends on:
- load weight;
- route; and
Apply for a permit online
Before you apply for a permit, you must be a carrier in good standing with the National Safety Code of your home jurisdiction.
Before you start the online permit process, make sure you have everything you need, including:
- current vehicle details, dimensions and weights;
- route information; and
- a credit card to pay the permit fee.
Other ways to get a freight vehicle permit for escort vehicles
You can get a freight-vehicle permit for an escort vehicle at a Whitehorse or Watson Lake Weigh Station.
Whitehorse Weigh Station
In person: 914.44 Alaska Highway (kilometre 1420.2) 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.
When you apply for this permit, you need to provide the following information before the permit can be issued:
- copy of valid vehicle insurance; 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; and
- copy of bill of lading.