A truck driver recognized earlier this year for achieving five million safe miles will be part of the team helping to haul the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington D.C.
On November 3, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was harvested from the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia to begin the trip to Washington D.C.
This year, Werner Enterprises was selected to help deliver the 63 foot tree to the Capitol.
Werner selected professional drivers Jesus Davila and Tim Dean to transport the tree. Jesus Davila is a 12 year Marine Corps veteran with more than 550,000 accident-free miles.
Dean was recognized in August 2023 for achieving 5 million accident-free miles in his truck driving career after joining Werner in 1988.
Kenworth returns for the tenth year as a major sponsor of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree haul. The tree will be hauled using a specially decaled Kenworth 100th anniversary T680 Signature Edition equipped with a 76-inch sleeper and the PACCAR Powertrain featuring the PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 455 horsepower, PACCAR TX-12 automated transmission, and PACCAR DX-40 tandem rear axles.
“Werner’s selection as the 2023 Capitol Christmas Tree project carrier is truly an honor and testament to our hard work in keeping America moving, no matter the task,” said Werner’s Chairman, President and CEO, Derek Leathers. “The professional drivers entrusted with this prestigious project are highly skilled and embody our core values of safety, service and leadership. They will do an exceptional job carrying out this unique project and tribute to our country.”