Department of Highways and Public Works
Government of Yukon
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6
Phone: (403) 867-5729

Hours of Business

24 hours, 7 days a week (Pacific time)


When escorts are needed # of escorts
Length: Over 92’ (27.5m) 1 Rear
Length: Over 118’1” (36m) 1 Front & 1 Rear
Width: Over 10’5” (3.2m) 1 Front
Width: Over 12’5” (3.8m) 1 Front & 1 Rear
Width: Over 16’ (4.88m) May require additional pilot cars
Height: If height of load requires wires to be moved 1 Front car is required

Consult your permit to determine when escorts are needed.


Any vehicle with a single axle exceeding 59,840 lbs., tandem axle exceeding 51,920 lbs., or a tridum axles exceeding 26,840 lbs. will require special approval from the Department. Diagrams showing axle weights and spacings are required.

Escort vehicle requirements can differ significantly by province in terms of mandatory driver qualifications, training, certifications, vehicle weights, obligatory signage/flags/lighting, necessary onboard equipment, and more. The ODS team can provide you with all additional requirements specific to your route.

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