Colorado carrier tapped to deliver Capitol Christmas tree

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Colorado-based Apex Transportation will transport the 56th U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from western Colorado to Washington, D.C., in early December.

The 70-truck carrier will haul the tree from the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests to its final destination on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

The company will use a Kenworth T680 to make the delivery. The truck is equipped with a 76-inch sleeper and the Paccar Powertrain, featuring the 455-hp Paccar MX-13, Paccar 12-speed automated transmission and Paccar 40K tandem rear axles. It also sports the Kenworth Diamond VIT interior, premium Kenworth GT703 seats, predictive cruise control, Kenworth Nav+HD system, a liftable lower bunk and a stowable upper bunk, and Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics.

This year’s theme for the haul is “Experiencing Your Nature.” Choose Outdoors, a non-profit organization that works with the U.S. Forest Service on promoting outdoor recreation and public access to federal lands for recreation assists with coordinating the annual tour.