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Food Truck Maintenance Checklist

A Food Truck Maintenance Checklist is a guide to ensure that a food truck is properly maintained and in good working condition. It covers areas such as cleaning, maintenance, safety, and repairs, ensuring that all necessary items are checked and any potential issues are addressed.

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Food Truck Maintenance Checklist


Mark ""✓ " for items you've checked and ensured is safe, otherwise, mark as "✕" and add comments where necessary
Attach photos of food truck
Oil level
Brake fluid level
Water level
Windscreen washer level
Adjust seat and controls
Seat belts - check for operation
Parking brake - hold against slight accelaration
Food brake - holds, stops vehicle smoothly
Clutch and gearshift - shifts smoothly without jumping or jerking
Mirrors clean and adjusted properly
Doors and door locks operate correctly
Steering - moves smoothly
Lights - clearance, headlights, tail, license plate, brake, indicator turn signals, hazard reverse
Dash control panel - all lights and gauges are operational
Horn - operational
Vehicle reverse alarm (if fited)
Hydraulic systems - no evidence of leaks and system operate smootjhly
Check spare tyre
Wheel chair hoist operational
Check tow bar (where fitted)

Emergency Equipment

Extra quart of oil and funnel
Tire jack
Jumper cables
First aid kit and blankets
Emergency tool kit


Name & signature of driver
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A Food Truck Maintenance Checklist is a useful tool for food truck owners to help ensure their business runs efficiently and safely. The checklist includes items such as inspecting the truck for any exterior and interior damage, checking tires and brakes, inspecting propane tanks and gas lines, inspecting the food safety equipment, cleaning and sanitizing the interior, checking for food contamination, and more. By completing the checklist regularly, food truck owners can ensure their truck is in top condition and their customers are safe.