California is one of the most stringent states from a permit and regulation standpoint of any location in the United States. One way to ensure your future mobile food truck or trailer will not need to undergo costly updates to get up to code is purchase a unit that already passed health inspections in the region you plan to operate like Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego or Riverside County. Keep in mind that permit requirements vary between cities and counties so be informed before you buy.

A second benefit of buying locally is the ability to inspect the truck in person. No matter how nice a truck looks in online photos, we highly recommend viewing the truck in-person to ensure quality of build and functionality of equipment. Do not purchase any vehicle site unseen.