Trucking delivers on Capitol Christmas tree’s journey again as Kenworth T880 finishes 2014 trek


The special Kenworth T880 carrying this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree ended its trek Tuesday when the 75-foot white spruce cut down in Minnesota last month ended its 2,700-mile trip to D.C.

The tree was lit during a ceremony Tuesday evening led by U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner.

The Capitol Christmas Tree’s journey, which was sponsored by the Truckload Carriers Association, PeopleNet and other trucking-related groups, made 30 stops on its three-week tour.

The truck was driven by owner-operator Elwood Higdem of Wille Transport.

A Wille company driver, Ken Lundgren, drove alongside Higdem in a Kenworth T680 Advantage, carrying a van load of handmade ornaments to adorn the tree and 70 other smaller Christmas trees bound for federal buildings in Washington.