Monster truck to be showcased

A MAMMOUTH truck that has been built thanks to engineering expertise from East Durham is set to be showcased.

Engineering experts from the Peterlee-based GT Group have hit a manufacturing milestone as part of a multi-million pound order from American company Ground Force.

The giant truck will today be shipped to America to be showcased at MINExpo International 2012, one of the biggest mining equipment exhibitions in the world.

The truck was built at the firm’s base in Pallion, Sunderland, and the vehicles’ chassis are being supplied by the Caterpillar facility in Peterlee.