I have called JJ Keller, Comdata, OOIDA and a couple of other "permitting companies" no one can answer a few questions.
I am running under my own authority and have a chance to do a load to Alaska. My questions are,
1) I have a 280" wheel base. What do I have to do to get a permit for my truck?
2) I have Canad on my IRP and registered with IFTA. I should not need any trip permits to my knowledge. Can someone confirm?
3) I do not have a Canadian Carrier Code yet. Do I have to apply for one passing through Canada?
4) beside the SK permits and the Alaskan plate are there any other fees associated with a trip to Alaska?
Thanks for the insight. After a couple of hours on the phone I feel I know less now than I did before.
Canadian rules to get to Alaska
Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Kersey, Feb 7, 2023.
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I do not know if the Yukon and NW Territories partipate in IRP or IFTA.Another Canadian driver Thanks this.
Chinatown Road Train Member
- Aug 28, 2011
Call this company; that's what they do is run Alaska:
Fairchild Freight LLC
5323 N 99th Ave Ste 155, Glendale, AZ 85305Last edited: Feb 7, 2023
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British Columbia allows 7.2 meters,283 inches.
Yukon is not Ifta,you buy a permit at the scale.I think it's $60 cad for the tractor and $10 for the trailer.
Alaska is not Ifta either,$350 for a temp tractor license and $10 for the trailer.
You can call the scale at Tok,they will give you the information.
You will need an In transit bond for the freight going through Canada, don't drop anything off or pick anything up.
You will need an Ace form to give to US customs entering Alaska and coming back into the states.Thats a US Customs form.Its only your Name,drivers license info ,truck and trailer info,pretty basic.
I would call the scale in Yukon to verify,also call the scale in British Columbia,wherever you are going to enter.
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Be sure to stop at the scale at Watson Lake ,Yukon.
You go over the scale then pull to the side. Park, go in, get your Yukon permit, and proceed. You can get the permit for both ways at the same time if you know your load both ways.
That town is also the one with the "sign post forest", worth stopping for a picture if time permits.
I was ran up that way for a few years, was licenced with IFTA, federally registered Canadian carrier.
Call the provincial transportation departments and ask them what you need, they will tell you and you can get the permits directly without third party fees.
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Make sure you clean the snow off your taillights before you pull into the Yukon scale,just sayin....REO6205, Oxbow, Another Canadian driver and 3 others Thank this.
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