Terberg’s refrigerated Urban Safety Vehicle made its debut at this week’s CV Show in Birmingham.
Working with sister firm Dennis Eagle and bodybuilder Gray & Adams, the refrigerated truck has been designed specifically for temperature-controlled deliveries in urban environments.
It is based on the Dennis Eagle Elite 6 4×2 rigid chassis with a Volvo D8K 280hp engine and Allison 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The low-entry, walk-through cab enables direct vision of vulnerable road users with full-length glass panels to the cab, as well as improved driver safety by allowing them to exit on the nearside.
Other driver aids include Mobileye Shield+ collision avoidance system, as well as lane change and distance control features.
A Vue CCTV system is also fitted to the truck, allowing the vehicle’s journey to be recorded back at a central command centre and highlighting areas of potential danger for cyclists and pedestrians.
Full side-length scene lighting is fitted to the vehicle to illuminate the vehicle during loading or unloading, while a new Dhollandia 500kg side loading lift is incorporated into the nearside of the body. This aims to reduce congestion and enhance both safety and speed for kerbside loading and unloading, whilst retaining a standard Dhollandia rear tail-lift for loading docks.
The Terberg truck also features the low-noise, low emission Carrier TRS Twin Cool undermount 2CPT refrigeration system as standard, fitted onto a Gray & Adams dual compartment reefer body with an internal movable bulkhead.
This has a curved roof and internal body length of 7,750mm and a 45m3 capacity.