A Kenworth T680 Next Generation, featuring a newly installed special graphics design, will soon transport the 2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the National Forests in North Carolina to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building.
This year’s tour theme “From the Mountains to the Sea” along with “From the National Forests in North Carolina” is prominently displayed on the truck’s driver and passenger sides, according to Kenworth's news release. The design also features the U.S. Capitol Building, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, and a background of the sunset overlooking the Pisgah National Forest in the Appalachian Mountains.
The 2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree logo is displayed on the roof.
This year’s carrier based in Siloam, North Carolina, is recognized on both doors – Hardy Brothers Trucking – Coast-to-Coast. The company selected its husband-and-wife driver team of Harold “Ed” Kingdon Jr. and Deborah Z. Kingdon for the honor of transporting the special tree – a 78-foot tall Red Spruce scheduled to be harvested Nov. 2 from the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina.
The Kingdons will drive a T680 Next Gen equipped with a 76-inch mid-roof sleeper and the Paccar Powertrain to a full slate of community celebrations en route to Washington, D.C. The T680 Next Gen also provides drivers with the latest Kenworth SmartWheel, customizable 15-inch digital display, LED lighting, and additional advanced driver assistance systems.
The public community celebrations begin Nov. 5. The official tree lighting ceremony on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building is scheduled for Nov. 30.