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«Legal Notice This SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual is intended only to provide concise, easily read information, useful in planning movements of ...»

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The one exception is for single trip overdimensional permit applications for loads exceeding 3.2 meters in width when the route of travel is the South Campbell Highway. Due to the narrow road surface permits applications for vehicles exceeding 3.2 meters in width travelling the South Campbell Highway between km 111 and 362 must be referred to Highway Engineering for a case specific analysis. If approved Engineering may specify permit conditions, in addition to those set out in Highway Regulations, Section 20. Staff is to ensure that all conditions are properly recorded on the approved single trip permit and those conditions are reviewed with the applicant.

Assistant Managers & Manager Applications for permits for single trip overdimensional vehicles measuring in excess of 4.4 meters wide, but not beyond 4.9 meters in width must be referred to the Assistant Manager, or if not available, to the Manager Carrier Compliance for review and approval. It may be necessary for the Assistant Manager or the Manager to confer with Highway Engineering or Maintenance before finalising the review and approval of the permit.

The exception to this rule is airplane moves in Whitehorse between the Airport and Schwatka Lake.

Compliance Officers may authorize these moves.

Manager or Designate Applications for permits for single trip overdimensional vehicle permit for vehicles that exceed 4.9 meters in width, or exceed 36 meters in length or loads that will requiring wire lifting along the route of travel must be reviewed and approved by the Manager, Carrier Compliance or designate. It may be necessary for the

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Director, Highway Engineering or Designate To ensure the road surface does not sustain excessive damage, applications for permits for single trip overdimensional vehicle permits for vehicles equipped with tracks, wheels, tires or tracks constructed or equipped with projecting spike, cleats, ribs, clamps, flanges, lugs or attachments or projections which extend beyond the tread or traction surface of the wheel tread or track, except chains or tires equipped with studs, will be referred for a case specific review and analysis by Highway Engineering.

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS FOR MULTIPLE-TRIP PERMITS

The application for a Multiple-Trip Vehicle Permit may be approved only if driving the vehicle on the highway will be safe, and will not cause excessive damage to the highway. Highway Regulation, Section 19(1) Once the information is supplied it is the responsibility of the Carrier Compliance staff to evaluate the ability of the vehicle to operate safely on the highway, as well as ensure that appropriate additional permit conditions are affixed, where appropriate, to any approved permits.

Compliance Officers Applications for multiple-trip overdimensional permits for vehicles up to but not exceeding 3.8 meters in width, 36 meters in length, and overheight loads up to but not exceeding 5.0 meters, that will not require any overhead wires to be lifted along the route of travel, may be reviewed and approved by Compliance Officers.

Applications for Multiple Trip Permits over these dimensions will be reviewed as outlined below. These applications will be reviewed and special conditions may well apply – such as Route specific or load specific.

Carriers issued Permits for widths exceeding 3.8 meters will be required to call into a Weigh Station to notify when they are going to move and what route they are taking.

Assistant Managers & Manager Applications for permits for multiple-trip overdimensional vehicles measuring between 3.8 and 4.4 meters wide, in width must be referred to the Assistant Manager, or if not available, to the Manager Carrier Compliance for review and approval. It may be necessary for the Assistant Manager or the Manager to confer with Highway Engineering or Maintenance before finalising the review and approval of the permit.

Manager Applications for permits of a multiple-trip overdimensional vehicle permit for vehicles that exceed 4.4 meters in width, or exceed 36 meters in length or loads that will requiring wire lifting along the route of travel must be reviewed and approved by the Manager Carrier Compliance. It may be necessary for the Manger to confer with Highway Engineering or Maintenance before finalising the review and approval of the permit.

Director, Highway Engineering or Designate To ensure the road surface does not sustain excessive damage applications for permits for single trip or multiple-trip overdimensional vehicle permits for vehicles equipped with tracks, wheels, tires or tracks constructed or equipped with projecting spike, cleats, ribs, clamps, flanges, lugs or attachment or projections with extend beyond the tread or traction surface of the wheel tread or track except chains or tires equipped with studs, will be referred for a case specific review and analysis by Highway Engineering.

All approved Multiple-Trip Vehicle Permits will be issued subject to the following general Permit Terms and

Conditions:

The vehicle described in Part I of the Permit is authorized to operate with:

a) dimensions not to exceed 3.8 m in width, 5.0 m in height and 36 m in length on the following highways:

• Alaska Highway #1 from the BC/Yukon border to the Yukon/Alaska border





• South Klondike Highway #2

• Haines Road #3

• North Klondike Highway #2

• Dempster Highway #5 from Km 0 to Yukon/NWT border

• Radio Communications – Dempster Hwy (Hwy #5) – VHF Radio’s are required in all vehicles hauling/escorting loads over 3.2 meters wide on the Dempster Hwy

• Campbell Highway #4 from Carmacks to Faro

b) dimensions not to exceed 3.2m in width, 5.0m in height, and 36m in length on all other Yukon highways with the exception of Highway #8 Tagish Road. No vehicles other than a Category 5 Straight Truck or Category 8 Intercity Bus may operate on the Tagish Road between km 2 and km 19.

YT-5 05/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual No stopping, gear changing, sudden acceleration or braking on bridges. Tire chains must be carried for winter driving conditions October 15 to April 15.

In addition to these general terms and conditions, the compliance officer, Manager or Assistant Manager may include additional terms and conditions to ensure that the vehicle can safely operate on the highway.

When loads exceed the above dimensions the Assistant Manager or Manager may issue a permit under certain terms and conditions depending on what loads the carrier is wanting to haul and on what routes they want to move them.

In all cases the Permit Holder is required to comply with all requirements of the Yukon Highways Act & Regulations relating to the movement of overdimensional vehicles including Highways Regulations, Section 20 – Overdimensional Warning Devices, Highway Regulations, Section 21 – Escort Vehicles, Highway Regulations, Section 22(1) – Visibility of Overdimensional Vehicles.

In all cases where the vehicle dimensions exceeds:

• 2.6 metres wide, • 25 metres in length, or

• over 5.0 metres in height when overhead lines must be lifted (as per information received from NWTel & YECL) The applicant will be required to comply with Highway Regulations, Section 20 (1) to (4) with respect to the specific warning device requirement for the load. Carrier Compliance staff reviewing the permit, must ensure that the requirement in Highways Regulations, Section 20 specific to the vehicle(s) to be moved are added to the permit as conditions.

FEES Single-Trip — $15.00 Multiple-Trip - $25.00 per month Overweight — Provincial fee is calculated by the government on a per case basis. Formula is based on the amount of weight per axle, and the amount of miles travelled.

ESCORTS AND SIGNS

Escorts must secure an Escort Vehicle Permit. Application for this permit is completed and issued by a Carrier Compliance Officer at either the Whitehorse or Watson Lake Weight Stations. The application process cannot be completed online. The escort must provide evidence of valid vehicle insurance, valid vehicle registration and valid driver’s license. Additionally, the escort must purchase a Freight Vehicle Permit if they do not have a valid Yukon plate. Requirements for escort vehicles can be found under Highways Regulations, Section 3.

Labeling — Single-Trip: Warning Devices and Escort Requirements

In all cases where the vehicle dimensions exceeds:

• 2.6 metres wide, • 25 metres in length, or

• over 5.0 metres in height when overhead lines must be lifted (as per information received from NWTel & YECL) The applicant will be required to comply with Highway Regulations, Section 20 (1) to (4) with respect to the specific warning device requirement for the load. The minimum specification for warning devices, escort vehicles and safety equipment is outlined in Highway Regulations, Schedule 3.

Radio Communications – Dempster Hwy (Hwy #5) – VHF Radio’s are required in all vehicles hauling/escorting loads over 3.2 meters wide on the Dempster Hwy.

If the vehicle exceeds more than one of the dimensions above, then the highest level of warning devices and escort vehicle requirements applies. Highway Regulations, Section 20(5).

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• additional warning devices are required

• escort vehicle(s) required

• Officer must be present

• Vehicle can travel only on a specific route

• Restrict the period of travel to particular days or hours of the day for reasons of public safety must be added to the permit to ensure that the vehicle can safely operate on the highway as per Highway Regulations, Section 20(6).

Vehicle under escort must move at night for reasons of public safety or avoid undue delay for other:

This exception is found in Highway Regulations, Section 22(4). This section allows the Carrier Compliance Section to determine that an overdimensional vehicle being escorted with one or more escort vehicles should be moved at night for reasons of (a) public safety or (b) to avoid undue delay to other road users. In this circumstance the overdimensional vehicle MUST be accompanied by one or more Carrier Compliance vehicles. These requirements would become permit conditions and must be annotated on the permit.

Multiple-Trip: Warning Devices and Escort Requirements

The requirement for one escort vehicle is noted as a permit condition:

• Width exceeds 3.2 m but is not greater than 3.8 m. Highway Regulations - Section 20(1)(c)(iv)

• Length exceeds 27.5 m but is not greater than 36 m. Highway Regulations - Section 20(2)(b)(iii)

• Rear Overhang exceeds 6.5 m (measured from the centre of last axle.) Highway Regulations - Section 20(4)(f)

• Height-wire lifting or other actions that may impede traffic will occur Highway Regulations - Section 20(3)(d)

• Front overhang exceeds 3 m (measured from the centre of the front axle) Highway Regulations - Section 20(4)(f) Carrier Compliance staff reviewing and approving permits for the following dimensions shall ensure that the

requirement for two escort vehicles is noted as a permit condition:

• Width Exceeds 3.8 M to 4.9 M Highway Regulations – Section 20 (1)(d)(iv)

• Length exceeds 36 M Highway Regulations - Section 20(2)(c)(iv) Daytime travel only Unless operating under Highway Regulations, Section 22(3) & Highway Regulations, Section 22(4), or permit YT-2003-01 vehicles requiring escort to operate on the highway may operate only during the period between one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset. Highway Regulations, Section 22(2).

Vehicles under escort allowed to travel during darkness on certain routes:

One exception to the above is found in Highway Regulations, Section 22(3). It allows vehicles from 3.2 meters wide and up to 4.4 meters, operating under a single trip or multiple-trip overdimensional permit, to

be escorted at any time of day or night on the following:

(a) Alaska Highway from the B.C./Yukon border at kilometre 1008 to Whitehorse:

(b) South Klondike Highway (#2) (c) Haines Rd.(#3) (d) North Klondike Highway (e) Dempster Highway from Kilometre 0 to the Yukon/NWT border.

Travel During Darkness on North Alaska Highway A special permit has been issued under Highway Regulations, Section 23(3) to allow overdimensional vehicles that do not exceed 3.6m in width, to move during darkness on the North Alaska Highway.

Vehicle under escort must move at night for reasons of public safety or avoid undue delay for other:

The other exception is found in Highway Regulations, Section 22(4). This section allows the Carrier Compliance Section to determine that an overdimensional vehicle being escorted with one or more escort vehicles should be moved at night for reasons of (a) public safety or (b) to avoid undue delay to other road users. In this circumstance the overdimensional vehicle MUST be accompanied by one or more Carrier Compliance vehicles. These requirements would become permit conditions and must be annotated on the permit.

No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway when the vehicle dimensions exceed those specified in Highway Regulations, Schedule 2 Part 1, except when that person is in possession of either a single trip or multipletrip overdimensional vehicle permit for the vehicle. Highway Regulations, Section 18(1) YT-7 05/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Escort Vehicles and Personnel — One escort vehicle is required for a load having a width of 10’6” – 12’6”. Two escort vehicles are required for loads exceeding 12’6” in width. One in front, the second in the rear. Loads that are 85’5” – 101’8” in length require one escort vehicle in the rear. A length of 101’9” or more requires two escort (one front and one rear). If the load is also over width then a second escort vehicle is required in front. Escorts may also be required when excessive overhang is present. Escort requirements for excessive height are dictated after a case-by-case review. Loads over 101’9” long and 16’ wide may require a Police Escort.

Certification – Pilot Car Escort Certification is not currently required.

FINES At the discretion of the government.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL

See Spring Thaw Restrictions under “Inclement Weather”.

PERMIT ORDERING

Electronic permit application processing is not currently available. Permits may be issued at Weigh Stations, at roadside inspection sites, by phone or fax. The Carrier Compliance section administers transport permits.

The administrative office is located at the Whitehorse Weigh Station; however, they operate from two 24hour weigh stations at Watson Lake and Whitehorse. Permits may be issued at Weigh Stations, at roadside inspection sites, by phone or fax.

Carrier Compliance

The primary responsibilities for the Carrier Compliance section are:

To promote the safe and efficient movement of goods and people; and, To promote Yukon's highway infrastructure.

This section enforces Yukon and Federal legislation applicable to the commercial transportation industry.

Carrier Compliance also administers transport permits, conducts mechanical and driver inspections, and undertakes mobile weight, dimensions, and commercial driver hours of service enforcement activities throughout the Yukon.

The administrative office is located at the Whitehorse Weigh Station. Carrier Compliance operates from two 24-hour weigh stations at Watson Lake and Whitehorse, with two additional weigh stations in operation on a periodic basis at Haines Junstion and Cassiar Junction.

Mailing Address:

Government of Yukon Transport Services Branch, W-18

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Whitehorse Weigh Station Km 1420.4 Alaska Highway Hours of Operation: 24/7 Telephone: 867.667.5729 Fax: 867.393.6408 Email: weighstation.whitehorse@gov.yk.ca Watson Lake Weigh Station Km 976.0 Alaska Highway Hours of Operation: 24/7 Telephone: 867.536.7400 Fax: 867.536.7577 Email: weighstation.watsonlake@gov.yk.ca Haines Junction Weigh Station Km 0.5 Haines Road Hours of Operation: unmanned unless indicated Telephone: 867.667.5729 Fax: 867.393.6408 Email: weighstation.whitehorse@gov.yk.ca Cassiar Junction Weigh Station Junction of Alaska Hwy &Cassiar Hwy, entrance off of Cassiar Hours of Operation: unmanned unless indicated Telephone: 867.536.7400 Fax: 867.536.7577 Email: weighstation.watsonlake@gov.yk.ca A hard copy of the permit is to be given to the applicant at the time the permit is issued. If issued by phone or fax a hard copy of the permit is to be mailed to the applicants business address if the vehicle will not be required to report to a Weigh Station.

Highway Regulations, Section 19(3) requires the driver to carry a copy of the permit or the permit number in the vehicle. A hardcopy of the permit is to be given to the applicant at the time the permit is issued. If the permit is issued by phone or fax, a hard copy of the permit is to be mailed to the Permit Holder’s business address if the vehicle will not be required to report to a weigh station.

SPECIAL NOTES

Recent Changes – Effective April 1, 2011 Legislative changes ban the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving.

Prohibited Hand-held electronic devices with the capability to talking, texting or emailing are prohibited from use while driving.

Graduated Driver’s License drivers are not allowed to use hand-held electronic devices with the capability to talking, texting or emailing, or any hands-free devices.

Permitted Fully-licensed drivers may use cell phones if configured and used in a hands-free manner.

Amateur radio, CB radio, and other simple push-to-talk, two-way radios may be used while driving.

Drivers may use electronic devices if vehicles are parked legally and safely.

Penalties Drivers will receive a fine of $250 plus 3 demerit points against the driver’s license.

Graduated Driver’s License drivers will also lose all the hours of driving experience earned and will have to restart the program.



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