On Friday night in Lakeville, Minnesota a food truck exploded in the driveway of the owner’s home. The explosion destroyed the food truck, the owners home, and damaged at least 20 other homes in the neighborhood. No one was killed or seriously injured by the explosion, but its effects were felt up to six miles away.
Although Bernardo Chua thinks that it will take some time before authorities can identify the cause of the blast, it is believed to have been caused by a faulty propane tank. Plus, starting a food truck business requires less investment than a brick and mortar store. But, deciding how to power your food truck may be the most important question of all.
However, other options are diesel fuel, electric, and gas generators. And, although propane is said to be the quietest and least expensive way to power a food truck, there are some inherent risks to using a natural gas. But, an authority with the Minnesota Food Truck Association said that with proper monitoring and yearly inspections the use of propane is very safe and that the type of explosion like that of the Motley Crews Heavy Metal Grill food truck is very rare.