Category archives for: Code Compliance

Toledo, OH: Celebrates Food Trucks Amid Regulatory Uncertainty


This Saturday, Toledo will celebrate its first Food Truck Fest. But if the city council passes new regulations on the popular dining option, it could be its last.

Cathedral, CA: Cathedral City Welcomes Food Trucks, Faces Challenges Valley-Wide


The food truck debate rolls on in the Coachella Valley. After the county lifted major restrictions on the mobile vendors in April, valley cities have mulled their own rules. While there’s still a number of city councils that have no decided, Cathedral City is welcoming food trucks with open arms.

San Antonio, TX: Food Truck Vendors must Adhere to Fire Safety Standards


Once a year, food truck vendors like Frank Collazo are required to pass a health inspection and a fire safety inspection.

Toledo, OH: Food Truck Legislation Unfair


Food trucks should not be arbitrarily legislated into a non-competitive situation that is restrictive and economically unhealthy.

Provo, UT: Mobile Food Trucks in Downtown Provo


The Council recently discussed possible regulation permitting the use of Mobile Food Trucks in downtown Provo.

National News: Food Trucks Faced With Fines Choose Alternate Routes


“If I just had a food truck in New York City, I would be out of business.”

Wellfleet, MA: Vendor is Hungry for a Chance


Food trucks won’t be allowed in the Cape Cod National Seashore this summer but might be there next year.

Toledo, OH: Council Avoids Vote on food trucks

Jordan Killam pays at the Wanderlust Sandwich Co. food truck in Toledo’s Uptown. Sandwich maker Megan Schofield accepts the card outside the Ottawa Tavern on Adams Street on Tuesday.

Toledo City Council last week was handed a set of proposed new rules, which included requirements that food-truck operators apply for permits that could cost up to $1,000 per year, obtain $1 million in liability insurance, operate during certain hours and in certain locations, and not park within 100 feet of entrances to brick-and-mortar restaurants.

Novato, CA: For Marin’s Food Truck Customers, Shorter Lines Might be on the Menu

A crowd of dinners flock to food trucks selling gourmet fare on the first night of what will be a weekly event in the parking lot at Vintage Oaks in Novato on Thursday. (Scott Manchester — Marin Independent Journal)

If you’re tired of waiting in long lines at food trucks, a new state regulation might have just made the wait shorter.

Pittsburgh, PA: Food Truck Explosions Raise Concerns About Safety Rules

Connor Mulvaney/Post-Gazette
Sylvia Ujwary of Oakland orders from the India On Wheels food truck in Oakland. The safety of food trucks has become a concern after a truck's propane tank exploded in Philadelphia, injuring 14 people.

The trucks also un­dergo a yearly ve­hi­cle in­spec­tion re­quired by the state Depart­ment of Trans­por­ta­tion, but Rich Kirk­patrick, a PennDOT spokes­man, said, “The in­spec­tion looks at the safety of the ve­hi­cle it­self, but not any­thing sup­ple­men­tal like the ad­di­tion of a pro­pane tank.”