What is Mechanical Breakdown Insurance?

What is Mechanical Breakdown Insurance?

One of the most important insurance coverages for food trucks is also one of the most misunderstood… Mechanical breakdown or equipment breakdown insurance covers the cost to repair or replace damaged equipment. More importantly it can protect lost income because of the breakdown. Food trucks have many pieces of equipment that are necessary for day to day operation to stay in business.

Commercial Auto Insurance Rates Are on the Rise

Commercial Auto Insurance Rates Are on the Rise

Insurance rates in general have been mostly flat for a few years now. However, commercial auto insurance is on a rapid rate incline. There are many factors to the rate increases, but the primary driver is the new technology onboard vehicles and cost to repair them. Think about how much cars have advanced in the past few years… there are cameras, sensors, multiple screens, self parking, self driving even! A small “fender bender” that might have cost less than a thousand dollars is now averaging a few thousand dollars. Specialized labor and parts costs mean that you can’t usually repair a significant accident for less than $10,000. Insurance carriers have had to play catch up with rates in the meantime.

What Colors Say About Your Food Truck and Brand

What Colors Say About Your Food Truck and Brand

Choosing a color is important for your food truck's brand and identity. A color can suggest part of your company beliefs, traits and objectives or simply can grab some attention. Many people have the same natural responses to colors, so picking colors is part of creating a first impression. We've talked about food truck branding before, but below is a list of some of the most popular colors, what they tend to represent and some examples of popular food trucks and the colors they chose

5 Ways To Potentially Reduce Your Food Truck Insurance Costs

5 Ways To Potentially Reduce Your Food Truck Insurance Costs

Operating a food truck can sometimes mean operating a thin margin line where every dollar counts. Most of you don't have much time or patience to deal with insurance. You're busy trying run your business and managing your team. Many food truck owners don't realize that commercial insurance rates can often be negotiated depending on the risk. Here are five quick ways that you can possibly reduce your insurance premium and put more money in your pocket.

Booking a Food Truck for your Next Event

Booking a Food Truck for your Next Event

Food trucks have exploded with popularity over the past decade, it is now hard to go any crowded public place without seeing at least one. But besides serving roadside on busy streets, you probably have noticed that food trucks have been popping up at more and more events, large and small. This trend is awesome because food trucks are perfect for all types of gatherings. If you are thinking about getting a food truck for your next event, here are some tips to make sure everything goes smoothly!

Social Media Tips for Food Truck Owners

Social Media Tips for Food Truck Owners

As many forms of social media steadily continue to grow in terms of users, they are also used more and more in our everyday lives. You can now buy items directly from advertisements on Instagram, you can login to thousands of other sites through Facebook, and you can order a pizza by simply tweeting the pizza emoji to Domino’s on Twitter. Because of this integration, social platforms are being used by everyone now more than ever. Food truck customers are no different, so why not use social media to help grow the brand of your business? There are many ways you can use online platforms to your advantage, but here are some simple ideas to get you started if you are not yet using social media for your business!

Get Your Food Truck in with Breweries

Get Your Food Truck in with Breweries

Food trucks and breweries have become almost as synonymous as peanut butter and jelly or burgers and fires. People love their local brewers, but many breweries don't have food options. So gourmet food trucks and breweries have built a symbiotic relationship that boosts business for both all while satisfying the masses. Selling at a brewery can bring tremendous sales to your food truck, but it can be hard to get in if the brewery already has established relationships and food truck schedules. Here are a few ways you can secure your spot and secure steady income by working with your local brewers.