ACX® Side Loader

Severe-Duty Cab-Over Side Loader


Everyone depends on their neighborhood refuse truck to make the rounds on time, which is why you need more than just a garbage truck. You need the perfect tool. One you can rely on to be Always Up® and ready to work each and every day. That's why when it comes to refuse, the Autocar ACX is the best choice. Known for its reliability, durability and longer life span, the ACX is built to get the job done.

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An Autocar ACX severe duty side loader garbage truck picking up trash in a residential street.


Autocar provides the highest level of body integration on the market by partnering with body builders to pre-engineer the integration of the body and chassis. This creates one fully integrated tool.


Autocar Trucks are purpose-built to meet the exact needs of each customer which starts by learning the unique demands of not only their business, but each and every application they serve.


3 years ahead of the competition, Autocar was the first OEM to offer a CNG cabover truck. Year after year the ACX continues to lead the way in reducing emissions in the refuse industry.

Interior view of the Autocar ACX side loader showing driver’s seat and control panel.

The Roomiest Cab Available

When your cab is your office, it's important that it's a comfortable one. Autocar leads in overall space in comparison to competitors which means more hip room, more leg room and more belly room. But that's not all, the ACX has a few additional features that make it the superior COE.

  • Insulated Cab - tested to keep drivers comfortable in extreme cold and heat and lower interior noise
  • Wraparound Windshield & Corner Windows - contributes to 325-degree driver visibility and enhances side visibility (especially on ASL)
  • No Control Boxes - custom-engineered configurations eliminate body control boxes from the cab interior for better driver visibility
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel - tilt and reach -adjustable allows for easier operation and more belly room
  • Driving Configurations - standup RH drive, seated RH drive, dual drive, or passenger seat - all custom-engineered for driver comfort and productivity


The industry's best performance, fuel economy, low operating cost per mile, and backed by the best service and parts network.


Horsepower 295-430
Torque 1050-1361
A Cummins L9 engine.


Horsepower 350-500
Torque 1250-1700
A Cummins X12 engine.


Horsepower 320-400
Torque 1150-1450
A Cummins ISX 12N engine.