Werner Enterprises will announced that it will transport the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia to Washington, D.C.
Werner was selected as the hauler for this year’s tree at the recommendation of Kenworth Truck Co. and based on industry reputation, according to Bruce Ward, president of Choose Outdoors, the non-profit partner assisting the USDA Forest Service in coordinating the annual initiative. The tree, the press release notes, will be harvested from the Monongahela National Forest in early November, followed by a journey with special events in communities throughout the state before being delivered to Washington, D.C. Werner Enterprises also will deliver thousands of handmade ornaments made by West Virginians along with smaller trees for military families stationed at Joint Base Andrews donated by presenting sponsor, 84 Lumber.
Professional drivers Jesus Davila and Tim Dean will do the honors of safely delivering the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington, D.C., on behalf of Werner, while husband and wife team Steve and Gina Jones will transport the handmade ornaments and 84 companion trees, according to the recent press release. Between them, the company notes that the drivers bring notable safety records and extensive community service and have received recognition through various prestigious driver awards.
Kenworth Truck Company returns for the tenth year as a major sponsor of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree program, and according to Kenworth, a specially decaled Kenworth 100th anniversary T680 Signature Edition will deliver the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
To follow the tree’s journey, visit www.uscapitolchristmastree.com.