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Trucking leads the way in Capitol Christmas tree’s trek to D.C.

Trucking leads the way in Capitol Christmas tree's trek to D.C.

The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree began its annual trip to Washington, D.C., Oct. 30, when a 75-foot white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota was harvested and loaded onto the back of a Heil heavy duty trailer, as reported by Overdrive last month. A Kenworth T880 — complete with a special graphics package — is hauling the tree from Minnesota to its staging place in D.C. Kenworth says the T880 is its flagship heavy-haul vocational ...

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Capitol Christmas tree loaded on Kenworth T880, headed to Washington

Capitol Christmas tree loaded on Kenworth T880, headed to Washington

The Capitol Christmas tree's yearly trek from to D.C. has begun. The tree was cut down this week and loaded onto a trailer bound for Washington, D.C. Kenworth has the honors of hauling the truck this year, and its using a specially designed T880 to pull the Heil flatbed the tree is loaded on.

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Merry Christmas, drivers!

Merry Christmas, drivers!

Here find a round-up of Overdrive's Top Christmas Songs to keep you company on the road or at home today with family. Merry Christmas!

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Infographic: Holiday stress and how your body reacts to it

Infographic: Holiday stress and how your body reacts to it

How does your body's different systems react to the stress of the holidays? This infographic breaks it down.

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And the winner is…: ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’

And the winner is...: 'I'll Be Home for Christmas'

The winner in our Top Christmas Songs poll/countdown effectively evokes the melancholy of time gone by as well as the joy of having someone back home to share it with.

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‘Tis the season: Trucks decked with Christmas lights, decoration

Are you ready for Christmas? These photos should help, if not.

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‘O Holy Night’: No. 2 in songs countdown

'O Holy Night': No. 2 in songs countdown

The the runner-up in our Christmas-songs countdown is another carol with roots in 1800s Europe.

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Grandpa ‘takes it well’ in Christmas song No. 3

Grandpa 'takes it well' in Christmas song No. 3

So Grandma had just a little too much eggnog and, on her way home from the family Christmas eve party... No tragedy here, rather the novelty Christmas song at No. 3 in our holiday-tunes countdown.

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‘Mary, did you know?’: Christmas song No. 4

Written by Mark Lowry, this tune offers a retelling of the birth of Jesus of sorts, with special emphasis on mother Mary and her baby boy's future.

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‘Silent Night’: Christmas song No. 5

This famous carol, originally written in the early 1800s (the original German version's lyrics composed by a Parish priest) in part retells the tale of the virgin birth.

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