Food trucks are sweeping the nation. As trucks have changed from standard pre-prepared hamburgers, sandwiches and tacos to gourmet and specialty foods, people around the country have jumped on the food truck bandwagon. However, these popular, low-overhead businesses have no shortage of licensing and permitting required. Often numerous state, county and city licenses are needed including several environmental health permits.
It should be no surprise that at the juncture of three major interstates, Fontana is a center of trucking, commercial transportation and commercial vehicle sales. Because Fontana is surrounded by towns with commercial goods distribution centers, the city has garnered easy support for its trade within San Bernardino County. Like so many San Bernardino County towns, Fontana keeps business licensing simple. The city's relatively few business licenses and permits make it so local entrepreneurs aren't confused at the city level. However, more complicated county and state licenses and permits apply in many industries, including commercial transportation.