Transport firms battle it out in tractor pull at Northampton industrial estate

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Two transport and logistics companies on Northampton’s Brackmills Industrial Estate battled it out on Sunday to mark the end of the national Love the Lorry campaign.

Teams of 10 from Action Express and C Butt Ltd flexed their muscles to pull a 44-ton arctic tractor and trailer along the estate’s Liliput Road.

Elaine Harries, managing director of Action Express, said: “This truck pull was our way of showing love for the lorry and flagging up the importance of logistics. Working with lorries is so such more than just driving, in fact a lot of people in logistics management started off driving for a living. This is a fantastic industry to work in and we are crying out for young people to join us.”

The #lovethelorry campaign, co-ordinated by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), saw events take place up and down the country.

Action Express won the Brackmills battle this time round.