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State’s Rest Area Food Truck Permits Will Not Be Renewed


Say goodbye to food trucks at rest areas.

Idaho, like many other states, allowed food trucks to sell food at rest areas to help feed truck drivers while truck stop restaurants were shut down.

Now that the state has entered Stage 4 of its Covid plan, the state has announced it will discontinue the rest area food truck program as of June 12.

“More than 30 permits have been granted since we developed this provisional program,” said Nestor Fernandez, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)’s Mobility Services Engineer. “Now that hot meals on the road will be easier to find, those permits will expire so that ITD may be in compliance with federal rules.”


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