Highways and Public Works

Front Axle Overload Permit

Since the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) conducted its national Vehicle Weights and Dimensions study in the late 1980’s, and Yukon agreed to adhere as closely as possible to the recommendations of the study, vehicle configurations and dimensions have changed significantly.  It is now quite common for vehicles to be ordered with a front axle that is rated by the manufacturer to carry heavier weights than in the past. 

The Highways Regulations were drafted to address the majority of vehicles and the Minister has directed that a Special Permit be issued under Highways Regulations, Section 23(3) allowing a front axle overload for vehicles equipped with front axles that have a manufacturer’s rating that exceeds Highways Regulations, Section 13 provided the vehicle is also equipped with tires capable of carrying the weight that meets or exceeds the manufacturer’s rating for the front axle.

The Special Permit is available to all vehicle owners that can demonstrate that the front axle of their vehicle has a manufacturer’s rating that exceeds Highways Regulations, Section 13 provided the vehicle is also equipped with tires capable of carrying the weight that meets or exceeds the manufacturer’s rating for the front axle.

The special permit does not increase the allowable gross vehicle weight for that vehicle.


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