Trucker hauling Capitol Christmas Tree calls cross-country trip the ‘haul of a lifetime’

Gary Amoth, owner of Twin Falls, Idaho-based Gary Amoth Trucking, is hauling the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on a 4,000-mile tour from Idaho to Washington, D.C.Gary Amoth, owner of Twin Falls, Idaho-based Gary Amoth Trucking, is hauling the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on a 4,000-mile tour from Idaho to Washington, D.C.

One Idaho-based trucker has embarked on the “haul of a lifetime.” Gary Amoth, owner of the 125-truck Gary Amoth Trucking out of Twin Falls, Idaho, is driving a brand-new Kenworth T680 across the country with the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in tow.

The trip, which began Nov. 6, will be the longest journey in his 33-year career as a trucker and fleet owner.

“This trip has been absolutely amazing,” Amoth said. “It’s wonderful watching all the people show up to catch a glimpse of the Capitol Christmas Tree through the trailer’s 15-foot long viewing window. Our truck with its bright red paint and beautiful graphics certainly gets lots of attention. I am proud to be hauling ‘The People’s Tree.’”

Amoth’s KW features a 76-inch sleeper, a 485-horsepower Paccar MX-13 with an Eaton-Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission and more.

“When they offered us this opportunity, I gladly accepted on behalf of the company and our employees. It’s really been quite an honor for us all to be chosen to deliver this very important national symbol of unity,” Amoth said.

The tree’s tour includes 27  stops on its 4,000-mile journey to Washington, D.C. A complete schedule of the tour can be seen here.

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