Ducey Order Allows Food Trucks To Operate At Arizona Rest Stops
Governor Doug Ducey has issued an executive order allowing food trucks to operate at some rest areas in the state. He says the move is designed to assist long-haul truckers who transport food and other essentials in the state.
“We want to ensure we’re doing everything we can to support the truck drivers who are working long hours to keep our grocery stores stocked and our medical professionals equipped,” Governor Ducey said in a press release. “Today’s order will allow long-haul truck drivers to buy nutritious food during their trips, and will help increase business for food trucks at this time. Arizona will emerge from this public health challenge stronger by supporting each other and staying connected.”
Food trucks will be cleared to operate at eight Arizona Department of Transportation rest stops. Normally commercial activity is prohibited at such federally funded areas but the Federal Highway Administration recently began permitting states to allow food service while the national emergency declaration is in effect.
The rest stops include Sunset Point and Christensen on Interstate-17 as well as Haviland, Parks and Meteor Crater on Interstate-40.
ADOT has developed a permit process for food truck owners online at azdot.gov/permits. Permits are free and last 30 days.