A Kenworth W990, hauling the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree – a 60-foot Blue Spruce cut from the Carson National Forest in New Mexico. The W990 is making six final stops, as part of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour (www.capitolchristmastree.com). Tour stops include Brent, Alabama, and Lawrenceville, Georgia (Nov. 20); Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee (Nov. 21); Knoxville, Tenn., (Nov. 22) and Raphine, Virginia (Nov. 23).
A special tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 4 will be hosted by the Architect of the Capitol, in conjunction with the U.S. Speaker of the House.
The Capitol Christmas Tree, transported by Wilbanks Trucking Services, previously made tour stops in New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana, visiting nearly 20 locations. Thousands of people are estimated to have seen the special tree at the stops, while many more have seen it traveling down the highway during its journey across America.
The Kenworth W990 transporting the tree features a distinctive graphics package that showcases the New Mexico state flag, along with Ship Rock, a 7,177 foot-high mountain rock that resembles a 19th century clipper ship. On the door and sleeper, the U.S. Capitol Building is shown with a Christmas tree, with the wording: “From the Land of Enchantment to Enchanting the Nation” written above the graphics.
Featuring a 76-inch mid-rood sleeper, the W990 is spec’d with the PACCAR Powertrain – a PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 455-hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque, 12-speed automated transmission, and 40K tandem rear axle. The truck was also specified with the Limited Edition interior, premium GT703 seats and audio system, Kenworth Nav+HD, predictive cruise control, 1800W inverter, 180-degree swivel passenger seat, and Kenworth TruckTech+® remote diagnostics.
Note – Images are available by clicking on the following link to the Kenworth Photo Library: https://www.flickr.com/photos/truckpr/albums/72157711851910367/with/49091997387/ (2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour – Kenworth Truck Co. photo album). To view the images, scroll down after the page loads.