Terberg moves into urban vehicle design

Colin Barnett
April 27, 2017


Terberg, best known for its off-highway port and yard shunter tractors, has teamed up with sister company Dennis Eagle and other leading suppliers to create its Urban Safety Logistics vehicle. 

At its unveiling, Terberg DTS UK MD Alistair Couper explained that the brief was to go beyond the current trend for low-entry, high-visibility trucks and create a complete package to make urban deliveries safely and efficiently. 

The truck is a Dennis Elite 4x2 rigid, with a 45m3 Gray & Adams refrigerated body with 7,750mm of internal length. The walk-through cab features seating for a driver and two passengers, with storage for extra kit.

Nearside access is through a bus-style glass panelled folding door. This feature, enabling the driver to avoid emerging into the traffic flow, is carried through to the load area, where a traditional Dhollandia tail-lift is complemented by a second 500kg side-loading lift, forming the load floor at the rear nearside corner. 

To avoid overloading the driver with information, the truck features the latest Mobileye Shield + collision avoidance system, which combines proximity intrusion information from around the vehicle rather than using individually monitored cameras. 

Carrier’s load emissions and low noise TRS Twin Cool 2CPT system is mounted behind the off-side guard panels, and low-noise flooring is used.

About the Author

Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett has been involved in the road transport industry since becoming an apprentice truck mechanic in the early seventies. The end of 2022 will see him complete 25 years with Commercial Motor, with a secondment as editor of sister title Truck & Driver along the way. Today, as technical editor, he is witnessing at first hand the greatest changes in heavy goods vehicles since they replaced horses.

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