In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry we have compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this past weekend from California, Lubbock,Palm Springs and Toledo.

June 27

State rule aims to simplify food truck sales – CA – Change is in the air for North Coast food trucks.

A new state rule, which goes into effect Tuesday, will permit vendors to post flat-rate prices for the food they sell that include sales tax.

So, instead of having to add the sales tax to prices at the spot of the transaction, vendors can figure out how much they owe in taxes later.

“The point was to streamline the process for everybody,” said Brian Miller of the California Board of Equalization, the public agency charged with the administration of taxes and fee collection. “The … number of food trucks in California has grown substantially and we wanted to make it easier on everybody. ”

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Mobile restaurants to petition city for less strict regulations – LUBBOCK, TX – When customers ask Chad Montgomery where his Twist’d Texan food truck will be parked for lunch the next day, he only has one answer to give them.

Nowhere — at least nowhere near where his customers will be.

The city of Lubbock’s ordinances prevent food trucks from setting up in most of the places people would visit to grab a quick bite to eat, leaving the majority of local food truck businesses reliant on catering.

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June 28

Palm Springs food truck vendors work toward approval – The owner of Woody’s Burgers, the downtown restaurant and music venue, is about to open his third location.

This time on wheels.

But instead of serving more burgers and fries in Palm Springs, Wayne Woodliff is sending his refurbished 1987 food truck to San Diego, where he opened a second restaurant last year and has dreams for further expansions.

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June 29

Toledo ponders food-truck permits, regulations – TOLEDO, OH – Under pressure to protect downtown restaurants from mounting mobile competition, Toledo City Council is being asked to approve rules to regulate the growing food-truck industry.

Mayor D. Michael Collins presented legislation to council last week that would restrict operations of mobile food vendors on streets in the downtown business district and other neighborhoods and create zones in which the businesses could operate.

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