Commercial transportation and trucking is a major, vital industry in America. To create uniformity in licensing standards, vehicles crossing state lines need apportioned vehicle registrations under the International Registration Plan – which is available in all states. Intrastate commercial vehicle registration also exists. Additionally, specialized permits for oversize and specialty carrier vehicles are also common in many states. A number of federal licenses from also apply to commercial transportation.
Riverside is the most populated city within the area commonly referred to as "The Inland Empire" and is the county seat of Riverside County. The city is home to the University of California Riverside, a number of regional hospitals and the Goodrich Tire Company. Although Riverside was once a small town known for its location on Route 66, the city today has a diverse economy and a largely suburban feel.