Fontana 1Fontana is a city located in San Bernardino County, just west of San Bernardino proper and just east of Rancho Cucamonga. Home to over 200,000 residents, Fontana is the second-largest city in the county and fourteenth-largest in the state of California. Founded in 1913, Fontana remained relatively rural until the outbreak of World War II and the sudden industrialization of the town. During World War II the steel industry was the first to really come to Fontana, supplying steel for the war effort and bringing jobs to the area. However, deindustrialization during the 1960’s and 70’s saw many of the companies operating in the town either to leave or close shop, and today Fontana is a major hub for the commercial and long-haul trucking industries.

Basic Facts About Fontana

  • Current population: 200,700
  • Current mayor: Acquanetta Warren
  • Total area: 42.5 sq mi
  • Located in: San Bernardino County
  • Founded in: 1913
  • Zip codes: 92331, 92334-92337
  • Area codes: 909, 951

Auto Transport Tips to Fontana

Fontana is a central city in San Bernardino Valley, and it’s a major boon to carriers that the city is a major trucking hub. It entices more shippers to go into and out of the area, because they know they’ll be able to at least get a bit of rest in the area, and pickups and deliveries are generally easier when there are a lot of truck-friendly areas in a town. It’s location between San Bernardino and Rancho Cucamonga helps too in that there are a lot of people in a small area that carriers can more easily find routes out of Fontana if they end up going there.

What also helps your auto transport prices is the fact that Fontana sits between two major interstates, I-15 and its auxiliary I-215, as well as an east-west interstate in I-10. These interstates are major routes for auto shippers, as they allow access to more and larger metropolitan areas than Fontana/San Bernardino. The Inland Empire is big, but it’s not as populated as the Los Angeles metro area, or the Bay Area further north; I-10 and I-15 give carriers access to these areas and more in other states, which helps keep prices low by keeping carriers on the road.

The Inland Empire is one of the more expensive areas of California to ship to and from because of its geographic location. This also goes for San Diego and other surrounding cities too; carriers don’t like going so far south unless they’re taking I-10 straight into Jacksonville, Florida. Going so far south limits where else carriers can go, and that can lead to higher prices or longer pickup times. We recommend speaking to your representative for more information.


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Fontana Zip Codes Include:

92331, 92334, 92335, 92336, 92337