It was purchased earlier this year and has already been in for repair twice.
A driver illegally passed the garbage truck as it completed a right-hand turn in mid-April, resulting in extensive damage to the side of the car.
The 60,000-pound truck only received a scratch on the bumper during the accident, according to LaFayette city manager Frank Etheridge.
Two weeks ago, the garbage truck broke down near Etheridge’s home. A “wiring harness issue” put the truck out of commission for two days as repairs were made, according to Etheridge.
The large white truck returned to duty, only to be rear-ended by a Chevy Equinox on May 22.
The driver of the garbage truck was out of the vehicle collecting garbage that could not be grabbed by the hydraulic arm. Fortunately he was not behind the truck as the vehicle impacted the left rear corner.
The impact moved the garbage truck nearly two feet and bent the rear axle.
Witnesses stated to the Georgia State Patrol that several vehicles safely maneuvered around the truck before the Equinox crashed at full speed, according to Etheridge.
The truck is being repaired at the Peterbilt dealership where it was purchased.
The city of LaFayette utilized its previous garbage truck and has maintained trash service schedules to areas of the city during both repairs.