The so called garbage truck is a real vehicle. They are an SUV that is made for traveling to remote places as a sort of base camp. They are 4 wheel drive and have extra plating to protect it from malcontents. Some of them are bulletproof as well. One similar to this one just sold on Barret-Jackson Auto Auction last week at Westworld in Arizona. They are really neat and make a huge presence when they drive by.