I'm a trucker who is proud to be driving the nation's Christmas tree to Washington

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Since I was a kid, I’ve always been fascinated by the open road. It had such a significant impact on me that I decided to make trucking my career. For over 21 years, I’ve been proud to be part of an essential industry. But my current load gives me an especially strong sense of pride. 

For the past few weeks, I’ve been part of a team of professional truck drivers who are working to safely deliver the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree from California to our nation’s capital in Washington, D.C.

Jeremy Bellinger with the truck transporting the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.  ( (System Transport))

Since the tree was harvested on Oct. 23 from the Six Rivers National Forest in Eureka, California, our team has traveled over 4,000 miles to transport the 84-foot-tall and 19-foot-wide white fir, affectionally nicknamed “Sugar Bear,” to D.C. on our Kenworth truck. Throughout the journey, my team and I made 26 stops from coast to coast and have met some amazing people in dozens of our country’s beautifully diverse communities.

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