Reno, Nev. Seeks To Restrict Food Trucks

Reno, Nev. proposed regulations this week that are meant to level the playing field between the area’s food trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurants. Moving the food truck every two hours and operating only between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. are just two of the new regulations proposed, according to The Reno Gazette Journal in Reno, Nev. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: Requiring trucks to move every two hours is an unreasonable restriction and the city of Reno should have more sense than to discriminate against a group of businesses like this. Some food truck operators have noted that the proposed hour restrictions are also unreasonable. Showing favoritism towards one group of businesses over another is not serving the public interest.

Since all businesses pay taxes, policies that do not serve the public interest ultimately result in less public revenue. The city is not serving the public interest if it adopts these rules. 12-13 11 By Elliot Maras