Get a freight vehicle permit for escort vehicles

  • Find out if you need a freight vehicle permit for escort vehicles
  • Apply for a freight vehicle permit
  1. 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 Yukon; or
    • point-to-point within Yukon.

    Who doesn't need a freight vehicle permit to escort vehicles?

    • Your vehicle is registered in Yukon.
    • You are piloting your personal goods.

    Read more about requirements for escort vehicles under Highways Act Regulations, Section 3.

  2. Apply for a freight vehicle permit

    You can get a freight-vehicle permit for an escort vehicle at a Whitehorse or Watson Lake Weigh Station. Permits can be issued at a roadside inspection site 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 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;
    • copy of bill of lading; and
    • copy of valid vehicle ownership such as a bill of sale.