After a nearly three-week, 3,000-mile journey across the country, owner-operator Larry Spiekermeier of the Billings, Montana-based Whitewood Transport delivered Monday the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, handing the 79-foot tall spruce over to Capitol staffers who’ll now prep the tree for its Dec. 6 unveiling.
Spiekermeier transported the “People’s Tree” in a Kenworth T680 Advantage decorated with special Christmas-themed graphics. The T680 featured the Paccar MX-13 engine and Paccar 12-speed automated transmission with column-mounted shifter.
The tractor has a 76-inch sleeper with Kenworth’s premium Driver’s Studio option, TruckTech+ remote diagnostics system, predictive cruise control, idle management system, driver performance center, and premium GT703 seats.
The 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour made numerous stops for special events along the way to Washington, D.C.