OTW LogoIn our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this weekend from Las Vegas, Arlington, Rochester, Escondido and Sacramento.

March 1

Food trucks hit hard by high gas prices in Las Vegas – LAS VEGAS, NV – The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Las Vegas is $3.82. In the last two months, prices have shot up around the country.

Not only does it put a strain on your wallet, but also the small businesses who rely on it.

The food truck business in Las Vegas is booming. Their business, though, is based on constant relocation. So when gas prices go up, so does the pressure.

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Vendor Wars Continue: Korean Truck Wins Battle with Gov’t – ARLINGTON, VA – Arlington County is reconsidering its policies regarding food truck vendors following the collapse of a case it had brought against the Korean fusion food truck Seoul Food. The truck will continue to roll and serve food, thanks to General District Judge Thomas J. Kelley who dismissed a case against Hyun “Anna” Shil Goree, who owns the mobile eatery with her husband J.P. Goree. Shil faced up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine for not sufficiently complying with an Arlington County law mandating that food trucks move every 60 minutes.

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March 2

Food Trucks One Step Closer To Spot On City Streets – ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Starting this summer, food trucks could roll into the city as part of a trial run.

The trucks are currently prohibited from parking on city streets and selling food.

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Escondido food truck rules hit snag – ESCONDIDO, CA — Escondido’s efforts to regulate trendy gourmet food trucks have hit a snag: New rules proposed by the city would unintentionally ban old-style food trucks that have for years served construction sites and industrial parks.

City officials have spent several months carefully crafting new rules to regulate gourmet trucks, which have become a sort of national craze, thanks partly to social media.

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March 3

Local Chef Honors Wife By Carrying Out Food Truck Dream – SACRAMENTO, CA – Starting a business is never easy, but a local man knew he had to make his family’s dream come true.

Roel Olivares Jr. and his wife, Nancy, always wanted to have a food truck business. When Nancy was diagnosed with breast cancer, the plans were put on hold. After she passed away, he wanted to finish what they started together.

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