Garbage trucks are a common site – and important part of -- most people’s lives. Designed specially to collect solid waste, garbage trucks (AKA trash trucks) are known around the world by an assortment of names, including “junk truck”, “bin wagon”, “rubbish truck” and “bin lorry”. Their technical names include refuse collection vehicle or waste collection vehicle. Today’s garbage trucks are a far cry from the solid waste removal vehicles first used centuries ago. Models today include front loaders with powered forks; rear loaders; and both automated and semi-automatic side loaders. No matter the type, if you are looking to purchase a garbage truck, check out the listings on Construction Equipment Guide’s website.