Companies are coming together this holiday season to support the Capitol Christmas Tree project. Kenworth trucks has united with Eaton power management and other companies to transport a 74-foot Lutx Spruce tree 4,000 miles from Alaska to Washington.
The tree will be travelling 1,000 miles by see and 3,000 on road thanks to a Kenworth T680 sleeper truck equipped with an Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated manual transmission. Along the journey, the 76-inch mid-roof truck will make 13 community stops to showcase the tree. The tree, cut-down on October 27th from the Chugach National Forest, is being kept safe in a specially designed tour trailer, also from Eaton.
A tree has come from a different national forest each year since 1970, making this tradition over 40 years old. This year’s tree is the first to be transported partially by sea. Upon arrival on Dec 2, the tree will be lit by newly elected U.S speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, outside of the Capitol building.
According to Kenworth marketing director, Kurt Swihart, “For the next few weeks, the Kenworth T680 with the 76-inch mid-roof sleeper serves as ‘America’s Truck’ as it transports ‘The People’s Tree’ across the country to Washington, D.C.”
The T680 truck offers its drivers excellent fuel efficiency and exceptional comfort. More than that, the truck features exciting graphics which will catch everyone’s attention as it makes its stops in communities and at events.
PacLease provides full-service lease, contract, and rental programs which made the Kenworth T680 truck available for the Christmas tree tour. This will be the company’s second year providing a Kenworth truck for the event.