Highways and Public Works

Overweight Vehicle Single Trip Permit

Overweight permits can be issued to a non-divisible load if it exceeds these legal weights up to the limits set out below:

Maximum Weight Issued on an Overweight Vehicle Permit

Axle Spacing
(Metres)

 

100% Legal
Axle Weight

 

Maximum Weight Issued on a Overweight Vehicle Permit

 

Spring Weight Restrictions

 

Tandems 80% 75%
1.2 - 1.6

17,900

21,480

14,320

13,425

>1.6 - 1.8

18,300

21,960

14,640

14,025

Over - 1.8

19,100

22,920

15,280

14,325

Tridems  
2.4 - 3.7

24,000

27,600

19,200

18,000

The legal axle weights are specified in column 2 of the table.

Application for an overweight vehicle permit may be approved for actual axle weights between the 100% legal axle weight in column 2 and the maximum weight in column 3.

Note: If the axle spacing on a tandem group is less than 1.2 m, it is considered a single axle. If the axle group spacing on a tridem group is less and 2.4 m, it is considered a tandem group. Tridem axle groups must have equal spacing between the axles.

Overweight Vehicle Single Trip Permit Information

 



Application process

 

Unless entering the Yukon via Watson Lake a pending permit is required. This requires you to contact the nearest weigh station and request a overweight vehicle single trip permit. A request for a pending permit must include the following:

  • estimated weights per axle
  • licence number of unit
  • company name
  • description of load
  • estimated date and of move
  • route of travel.

You will be issued the actual permit when the truck reports to the weigh station but a pending permit is required before the start of your trip.