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 Berkeley, Saskatoon, Washington DC, Buffalo and Vancouver.

March 8

Berkeley Tries to Help Displaced Food Truck Owners – BERKELEY, CA – Berkeley city councilman Kriss Worthington has taken up the cause of three food truck vendors who got bumped from their spots by university construction.

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Saskatoon’s food truck plan looks to park and set up shop – SASKATOON, CANADA – As we roll closer to spring, Saskatoon’s Planning and Operations Committee will consider a proposal next week for a one-year On-Street Mobile Food Truck Pilot Program.

The pilot program, which is slated to launch in May of this year, will see food trucks in operation over a one-year period while the new policies and procedures are evaluated.

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March 9

District proposes rules for food truck vendors – WASHINGTON DC – For the second time in six months, the District has proposed a compromise in the battle between food trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurants over the rules that guide street vendors.

The proposed rules — the fourth attempt in recent years to update regulations that date back three decades — identify about two dozen locations that would serve as Mobile Roadway Vending zones, where food trucks could sell meals between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. without fretting about parking-meter time limits.

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Food truck owners seek lower permit fees – BUFFALO, NY – Ordering a taco or a hamburger from a truck parked at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus or on Hertel Avenue might seem like a simple transaction.

But before that truck can sell anything, there are rules to follow and fees to be paid.

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March 10

Commercial Drive’s first food truck hooked by net of local politics – VANCOUVER, CANADA – Local entrepreneur Dylan McCulloch didn’t realize he’d be caught in a net of community politics when he opened the first food truck on Commercial Drive.

He and partner Ryan Johnson, with whom he co-owns the Daily Catch fishmonger on the Drive, sunk their profits and savings into the truck.

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