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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Food Truck Business by Alan Philips

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Chapter

4

The Right Truck

In This Chapter

Looking at the pros and cons of various types of trucks

Shopping for your truck

Customizing your truck to fit your needs

Estimating truck costs

Finding a commissary

There’s one solid rule when you search for your truck, and you have to promise to keep repeating it to yourself during the process:

You get what you pay for.

If you try to take shortcuts, you’ll pay for them later. Gas lines, generators, fryers, ovens, mileage: if you skimp on any of them, you’ll lose big time. When it comes to buying a quality food truck, you have to literally put your money where your mouth is.

The “right” truck doesn’t exist yet; it’s the one you’re going to build to perfectly match your concept. If you’re selling ...

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