Side Loader Refuse Trucks

These types of trucks can be loaded either manually or automatically from the side.   An Automated Side Loader or ASL is a garbage truck that has a mechanical arm with an automated lift that reaches out to the side of the truck and grabs a residential garbage container.  It lifts the garbage container and dumps the trash into the top front of the garbage truck.   The trash is then forced through an aperture into the main body and compacted towards the back of the truck.

One of the benefits of having an Automated Side Load truck is that it only needs one person to operate the truck.  The side load truck was invented because it’s design is needed for certain types of streets and containers. Check out our Used Sideloader Trucks for Sale.

Frontloader Trucks 

The frontload truck has automated forks on the front.  These forks are inserted into the sleeves on the waste container with the use of levers the driver operates from inside of the truck.  The waste container or dumpster is mechanically lifted over the truck and turned upside down allowing all the waste or recyclable material to be emptied into the vehicle’s hopper.  The waste is then compacted by a hydraulically powered moving wall that works to move the waste to the rear of the truck.

While some trucks are meant to service residential customers, front loaders are usually used to servicecommercial and industrial businesses that use large dumpsters.  Most of the newer front load trucks are more efficient allowing the driver to hydraulically pack loads while driving.  Check out our Frontloader Trucks for Sale. 


Just as the name implies, Rear loaders have a large opening at the rear of the vehicle where a waste collector can toss waste bags or empty the contents of containers into. Some vehicles have a lifting mechanism that will automatically empty large carts without the operator having to lift the waste by hand.

There is a rearloader system which involves having a dumpster that is built to fit a groove in the rearload truck.  In this situation, the truck will have a chain or cable system for lifting the trash container up.  The container is turned upside-down and the waste falls into the hopper of the truck.

With most modern garbage truck systems, the rear loader will use a hydraulic mechanical system to move a wall or shovel to compact the waste.  Check out our Rear Loader Trucks for Sale.

Roll Off Trucks

Roll Off Truck (or rolloff truck) is also known as a dumpster truck.  These vehicles are a very popular type of Trash Trucks for Sale; they are rectangular and are used to transport dumpsters, which are commonly used to collect construction waste.  These dumpsters are loaded and unloaded from Roll Off Trucks using wheels to literally roll the dumpsters on and off.

Roll Off Trucks for Sale are rented by their volume (in cubic yards), but the weight is also extremely important as many locations have a weight limit.  Therefore, the type of waste being hauled must be considered as its density is going to impact this.  If it weighs more, a smaller container may be necessary as going over the weight limit will lead to unnecessary overage charges.  Check out our Used Roll Off Trucks for Sale.

In addition to these types of garbage trucks, there are grapple trucks, recycling trucks, chassis, cabs, and more.  We have over 350 different types of new and used refuse trucks for sale in our MarketPlace.