While every food truck owner may need roadside assistance at one time on another, a little advanced planning can help minimize the aggravation or the downtime.  Below is a checklist of items that you should carry in your glove box or tucked away in your food truck for emergencies.

What To Keep In Your Food Truck & Glovebox

Glove Box:

  • Owner’s manual
  • Insurance card
  • Vehicle Registration
  • AAA (or other roadside assistance provider) phone number and account number

General Items for the truck:

  • Spare tire (don’t forget to make sure it is properly inflated the next time you stop for gas)
  • Tire jack and tire iron
  • Tire Pressure Gauge
  • Battery Operated Air Pump
  • Flat Board (for those cases where the truck might get stuck in the mud)
  • Cat Litter (helps with traction in winter conditions)
  • Blankets
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight and spare Batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Basic Tool Kit

This list is just a general list and can be expanded or revised if you live in an area with special seasonal conditions.

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