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Choosing a Food Truck

Food trucks obviously differ in the level of customization – from DIY to higher-end custom food trucks, and in budgets. MAG Trucks offers the largest selection of new and used step vans that are ideal for your food truck endeavors. Let’s explore a few tips on Choosing a Food Truck.  Choosing a Food Truck

Tip 1: Understand exactly what you’re looking for… gas vs. diesel, price range, mileage, maintenance records, truck accident history (if used), engine size, etc. When choosing a food truck, it’s important to know the specifications of what is important to you and your factors when choosing a food truck, in order to compare apples to apples. For the budget-conscious food truck operator, MAG Trucks has the largest fleet of used step vans on our lot – ready to go. From Freightliners in the early 2000’s to low-mileage 2015 step vans, MAG Trucks updates our inventory daily with the basic details, so you can review all of your options online.

Choosing a Food Truck


Tip 2: Secure financing.  Before continuing much further, it’s a good option to secure financing, if needed. MAG Trucks has a partnership with Choosing a Food TruckArvest Bank, that allows us to offer competitive rates, quick turnaround and approval notification, and superior customer service. Get started on the financing aspect by completing the Credit Application.


Tip 3: Map out your next steps – will you outfit yourself, have a local job shop or partner with a national builder? Once you have financing secured, a truck picked out, it’s time to consider the process of outfitting your step van to fit your custom food truck needs. Will your truck be overhauled DIY-style, outfitted by a local job shop, or will you work with a national reputable builder to have your food truck designed and built? MAG Trucks has a sister company, APEX Specialty Vehicles, that outfits custom food trucks for many of the national restaurant chains, top catering companies, and national brands. APEX has an extensive online portfolio that showcases some of it’s past projects. APEX only builds a certain amount of food trucks a year, so it’s important to have a plan and contact them early to discuss timelines and project details.

If you’re ready to browse the MAG Trucks inventory – you can check out NEW and USED options. When you’re ready to take the next step, give us a call 816.853.6672.