Kenworth T680 Next Gen to transport U.S. capitol Christmas tree
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Kenworth T680 Next Gen to transport U.S. capitol Christmas tree

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A Kenworth T680 Next Generation will transport the 2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the national forests in North Carolina to Washington, D.C., with stops en route to a full slate of community celebrations.

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This year’s U.S. capitol Christmas tree – a 78-foot tall Red Spruce – is scheduled to be harvested on November 2 from the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. The tour theme is “From the Mountains to the Sea.”

Hardy Brothers Trucking was chosen to transport the tree. Founded in 1965, the Siloam, North Carolina-based company has more than 100 dedicated drivers and 55 Kenworth trucks – including 11 T680 Next Generation models – pulling refrigerated trailers and hauling freight from coast to coast. They will use a Kenworth T680 Next Gen equipped with a 76-inch mid-roof sleeper and the PACCAR Powertrain.

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Below is the 2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour public schedule:

  • Nov. 5: Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, Fletcher, N.C.
  • Nov. 6: Cherokee County Courthouse, Murphy, N.C.
  • Nov. 6: Oconaluftee Island Park Event Site, Cherokee, N.C.
  • Nov. 7: Pisgah Forest Ranger Station & Visitor Center, Pisgah Forest, N.C.
  • Nov. 7: Marion Main Street, Marion, N.C.
  • Nov. 8: Avery County Cooperative Extension Center, Newland, N.C. 
  • Nov. 8: Watauga High School, Boone, N.C.
  • Nov. 8: Downtown Newton, Newton, N.C.
  • Nov. 9: Veteran’s Memorial Park, Mount Airy, N.C.
  • Nov. 9: Troy Town Hall, Troy, N.C.
  • Nov. 10: North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro, N.C.
  • Nov. 11: North Carolina Veteran’s Home, Kinston, N.C.
  • Nov. 12: Union Point Park, New Bern, N.C.
  • Nov. 13: Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Manteo, N.C.
  • Nov. 14: Suffolk Visitors Center, Suffolk, Va.
  • Nov. 18: Delivery to West Lawn, U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
  • Nov. 30: Tree Lighting Ceremony, Washington, D.C.

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