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.
Spokane is the social and commercial hub of Eastern Washington. While much of Spokane's economy remains related to surrounding agriculture -- especially local wineries -- several technology and property holding companies have sprung up. Spokane entrepreneurs will find that Washington is a state with significant regulation and oversight. State licensing can be complex and exhaustive. However, local city and county licensing processes are much simpler than the Western Washington metropolis of Seattle.