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Monday, May 30 2022

Orlando, Fla.—As we watched recent news in Central Florida regarding the explosion of a food truck that severely burned burned a woman, located in the Brevard Coast, we take some time to reflect on what happened and what could have been done to prevent it.

Food trucks are regulated by the state and require many of the same checks and inspections as restaurants. In some cases, additional licensing is necessary depending on where they are setting up to do business. Following rules and regulations are  clearly key for physical safety and for food safety.

The inspections of gas lines, fire suppression, and emergency cut-off valves are required to be before operating your food truck business. Especially during events like food festivals and others where increased traffic can be expected, a fire marshal is usually on-site for inspections.

In Deltona, as an example, the city commission is already in the works for new regulations that had been a little controversial among businesses in the area.  The ordinance includes several other regulations for food trucks, including:
—Requirements for fire safety inspections every six months

—Licenses for alcohol sales (if applicable)

—Zoning designations

—10-foot minimum distance from all buildings, vehicles and combustible materials

—Each food truck to be equipped with at least one trash receptacle

—Site restrictions based on available nearby parking spaces

—Provisions against excessive noise, heat or glare

—Tables, seating and canopies must be removed at the end of the day

Also in Deltona, the new ordinance now requires food truck owners to present a notarized letter from the landowner at any given spot their truck parks and operates.

Given the amount of risk involved in operating some kinds of businesses like food trucks, owners/operators must have a solid strategy to respond in the event an accident of this type occurs.

What kind of insurance does a food truck need?

Food truck insurance is insurance tailored to the needs of food truck operators. You will need several coverages to work in tandem with one another in order to ensure sufficient coverage for a mobile food truck.  It is important that your insurance coverage takes care of the vehicle itself, its content, your employees, plus the two areas vulnerable to liability, which are the truck and your business operation.

Commercial Auto Insurance—This type of insurance is required for all vehicles used for business purposes to protect from liabilities and damage while in transit. The policies included in commercial auto insurance protect your vehicle from physical damage to the unit and items permanently attached to your vehicle by bolts, plumbing, and gas lines.

Kitchen Equipment and its Contents—It is important to pair commercial auto insurance with contents coverage to ensure that all of your food truck belongings are protected by your insurance. It covers the items that are in your food truck but not permanently fixed to the unit. As a food truck owner you’ll have the option to choose between an actual cash value policy or replacement cost value. As in other types of insurance policies, replacement policies will imply a higher premium than actual cash policies.

General Liability Insurance —Food truck general liability insurance is necessary to protect your mobile business from risks involving third parties while your vehicle is stationary while open for business.

Workers Compensation—It protects your employees with wages and medical benefits if they get ill or injured at work. This particular coverage will give you protection if:

  • An employee slips and falls on the job.
  • Employee suffers a job-related illnesses.
  • Employee incurs in medical care expenses, medication, and rehabilitation caused by an injury on the job.
  • Long-term or permanent disability payments.

Death benefits to family members of employees that experience a work-related death.


Orlando Truck Insurance is a full-service provider of Commercial Insurance products and services for Trucking and Commercial auto insurance. We invite you to review our programs: truck, public transportation, and commercial specialty auto. Orlando Truck Insurance has the products and underwriting experience to meet your insurance needs.

To obtain a quote for Truck Insurance, call us at  (407) 203-7085 to speak with a truck insurance specialist. You may also fill out an online questionnaire and one of our staff members will contact you to complete your quote process.

We have the staff, the local experience and the customer service platform to walk you through your insurance coverage options and keep your business well protected. Again, call one of our truck and commercial vehicles insurance specialists today at

(407) 203-7085 to get you started in the right track, we’ll be more than happy to assist!

Diana Munoz - Licensed Agent

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Sunday, May 01 2022
Way To Go With Your New Trucking Business!

So now you’ve decided to get a hold of the opportunity at hand and start your business as a truck driver in Orlando, but do are you aware of all the resources available in Florida to help your grow your business and stay away from trouble? Getting all the knowledge and skills necessary are just the beginning.

First, as you know, all applicants for a Commercial Driver License are required to have an Operator’s License, pass the vision requirements, and pass knowledge and skills tests. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. If they are under 21, they will be restricted to intrastate operation only.

Drivers with CDL licenses that have expired for a year or more will be required to complete and pass all applicable knowledge and skills exams again. In other words, you must get a new CDL. These knowledge tests are offered in multiple languages and may be taken orally in English or Spanish. Hazardous materials and skill tests are currently only available, and must be conducted, in English and interpreters are not allowed during the administration of any tests.


— Class A Requirements –

To operate trucks or truck combinations weighing 26,001 lbs or more, and towing a vehicle/unit over 10,000 lbs, a Class A license is required. The following tests are required:

  • Knowledge Tests
  • General Knowledge Test
  • Combination Vehicles Test
  • Air Brakes Test (if applicable, most Class A vehicles are equipped with Air Brakes but not all)
  • Applicable exams for desired endorsements
  • Skills Tests
  • Pre-trip Vehicle Inspection
  • Basic Vehicle Control
  • On-road Test

—Class B Requirements –

To operate straight trucks and buses 26,001 lbs or more, a Class B license is required. The following tests are required:

  • Knowledge Tests
  • General Knowledge Test
  • Air Brakes Test (if applicable)
  • Applicable exams for desired endorsements
  • Skills Tests
  • Pre-trip Vehicle Inspection
  • Basic Vehicle Control
  • On-road Test

—Class C Requirements –

To operate vehicles transporting placarded amounts of hazardous materials, or vehicles designed to transport 16 or more people including the driver, with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of less than 26,001 lbs, a Class C license is required. The following tests are required:

  • Knowledge Tests
  • General Knowledge Test
  • Air Brakes Test (if applicable)
  • Applicable exams for desired endorsements
  • Skills Tests
  • Pre-trip Vehicle Inspection
  • Basic Vehicle Control
  • On-road Test

It is important to know that Florida will reciprocate an out of state or a Canadian commercial driver license. However, an out of state applicant with a hazmat endorsement will have to reapply for a hazmat endorsement, which will include a  background check, appropriate tests and fees.

Another important step you’ll need to learn in the process is how to combine different insurance coverages to make sure you get maximum protection for your investment, while making sure you don’t pay more for what you don’t need. This is when an experienced local agent comes to play and helps you find easy solutions for complex matters like buying truck insurance. It saves you time, and will save you money.

Orlando Truck Insurance is a full-service provider of Commercial Insurance products and services for Trucking and Commercial auto insurance. We invite you to review our programs: truck, public transportation, and commercial specialty auto. Orlando Truck Insurance has the products and underwriting experience to meet your insurance needs. As a recognized leader in the local trucking insurance industry, our parent company Garzor Insurance  specialized in serving “niche” or undeserved markets. Our proven, superior underwriting model creates flexibility to write unique coverage’s in a wide array of diverse industries.

We have the staff, the local experience and the customer service platform to walk you through your insurance coverage options and keep your business well protected. Again, call one of our truck and commercial vehicles insurance specialists today at (407) 203-7085 to get you started in the right track, we’ll be happy to assist. We are in this together!

Hector Perez, Producer

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