Frequently Asked Truck Questions





What kind of events could a food truck attend?

Just about anything! Most food trucks are willing to serve at any special event. Examples include – caterings, weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties, festivals, etc. If you can dream it, they can probably serve at it!



Can we get a food truck at our office for lunch?

Typically, yes! This will depend on your location, property manager, and a few details but it's possible. If property management won't allow the truck to sell to the public, then perhaps a catering from the truck would be a better way to go.



How much time in advance should I book a truck before my event?

Sooner the better as many trucks book months in advance. Depending on the date it is possible to get trucks last minute, but your chances/food options are better the earlier you book.



If I have a small amount of people; what is my likelihood to get a truck?

Many trucks do have a minimum price in order to cover the cost of business.  Minimums are different for every truck. Our suggestion is to fill out a Book A Truck form to get in front of all our Members, and see what happens


If I book a food truck, what should I expect from the truck?

All food trucks/trailers are completely self contained; meaning they contain their own source of power and water. Some trucks may require additional power to provide the best food truck experience for you, so it doesn’t hurt to ask. Most trucks will supply their own serving items such as plates, napkins, and silverware, but it doesn’t hurt to double check with them upon booking. Most often all you need to supply is a spot to park and a group of hungry people!



Want to start a food truck?



Can you help me open a food truck?
The primary organizational focus of our organization is advocacy. Since we just started about a year ago, we don’t yet have the resources to help entrepreneurs start mobile ventures. However, we are working hard advocating on behalf of local government in the hopes of making it easier for future entrepreneurs to get into this industry.  In the meantime, the NYCFTA President David Weber has written a book which might be helpful to you, The Food Truck Handbook: Start, Grow, and Succeed in the Mobile Food Business.


What are the best resources to learn about street vending in North Texas?
This will vary on where you want to primarily conduct your business. 


Can you help me secure a Mobile Food Vending Permit?
Mobile Food Vending Permits are required to vend throughout North Texas.  The regulations on these permits vary by city and county. With that being said, we are happy to try and point you in the right direction as a point of reference, however we are a young organization without full time staff to assist you in your endeavor. Please contact us and we will make every effort in pointing you in the right direction. 




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