Artesia, New Mexico-based Wilbanks Trucking Services has been selected as the trucking company that will haul the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree across the country to Washington, D.C.
This year’s tree will make its way to the U.S. Capitol from Carson National Forest in New Mexico behind a Kenworth W990. The tree will be cut down in early November and delivered in early December.
Three Wilbanks drivers – Josh Garcia, Josh Rice and Brum Stephens – were selected to haul the tree.
Wilbanks, a 100-truck fleet, specializes in hauling oversized, overweight loads, which made them a candidate to haul the tree on the 2,000-mile journey that will include stops in more than 30 communities.
Kenworth returns as a sponsor of the haul for the sixth year.