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Kenworth Truck Company and Whitewood Transport Team up to Haul the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

The Christmas season will be a little brighter this year with the help of Kenworth Truck Company and Whitewood Transport, as the two take on the role of transporting the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to Washington D.C. An annual gift to the nation, the 2017 tree will make its way to the West Lawn of […]

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PACCAR Customer Center Supports Fleet Customer In Delivery Of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Leveraging remote diagnostics, telematic customer support is helping to make the holiday season bright The PACCAR Customer Center supported Gary Amoth Trucking and its Kenworth T680 truck, which delivered the 52nd U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Nov. 28. Utilizing Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics and the PACCAR Solutions engine maintenance management […]

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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Arrival and Unloading

After a nearly 4,000-mile, three-week journey from the Payette National Forest in Idaho, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree arrived and was unloaded in Washington, D.C. yesterday. Driver Gary Amoth, owner of Gary Amoth Trucking in Twin Falls, Idaho, successfully, professionally and safely transported the 80-foot Englemann spruce in his specially-decaled Kenworth T680 from Idaho to […]

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Kenworth T680 Delivers Comfortable Work Environment for Idaho Potato Team on Capitol Christmas Tree Tour

What exactly would you load on a 6-ton, 28-foot replica of an Idaho russet potato? Since the Big Idaho® Potato Truck is accompanying the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree for much of its 4,000-mile journey from the Payette National Forest to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the red Kenworth T680 with 76-inch sleeper and […]

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Idaho Trucker Drives Haul of a Lifetime – U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in Kenworth T680

Gary Amoth can remember his first trip in a Kenworth truck. It was 1967 and he was accompanying his uncle as he drove a brand new Kenworth from the dealership in Spokane back to their home in Idaho. Gary Amoth of Gary Amoth Trucking is driving the Kenworth T680 with 76-inch sleeper that is transporting […]

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Kenworth T680 to Begin Transport of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington, D.C., Following Harvest

The 52nd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree – an 80-foot Englemann Spruce from Idaho – will begin its 4,000-mile journey from the Payette National Forest to Washington, D.C., following its harvesting Wednesday and a community celebration this weekend in McCall, Idaho. The tree was cut, hoisted onto a flatbed trailer, and transported to a nearby site […]

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Kenworth T680 Delivers U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree To Nation’s Capital, Tree Lit in Special Ceremony

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was lit in a special ceremony attended by hundreds of people Wednesday evening (Dec. 2) on the Capitol’s West Lawn.   The ceremony, co-hosted by U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), and Stephen T. Aye rs, Architect of the Capitol, culminated a more than 4,000-mile journey for the […]

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PacLease Teams up with Kenworth to Move U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

On Dec. 2, U.S. Speaker of the House John Ryan, R-Wis., will be looking up at a 74-foot tall Lutz Spruce, located on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building.  With a flip of a switch, the tree will come alive with thousands of LED lights and 4,000 ornaments. It will be the official […]

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Kenworth To Deliver the 51 st U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

T680 Driven by Lynden Transport Driver To Make 3,000 Mile Journey A specially decaled Kenworth T680 undertakes an important mission this fall – transporting this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree some 3,000 miles to 10 community celebrations en route to the tree-lighting event in Washington, D.C. The Kenworth T680’s distinctive decal design was unveiled today […]

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New Kenworth T880 Makes Return Visit To Chillicothe Plant with U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Employees at Kenworth Truck Company’s assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, built a special Kenworth T880 in October. Today, they welcomed the Kenworth T880 back home with its special load – the official 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. More than 1,000 Kenworth employees gathered for a brief ceremony at the plant and received a good look […]

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