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Kenworth W990 Delivers Whitehouse Christmas Tree for 5th Consecutive Year

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When the Whitehouse needs a Christmas tree for the holidays, the truck that delivers it, is The World’s Best ® Kenworth W990 Sleeper Tractor.

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lit in Special Ceremony. Transported by Kenworth W990 and Central Oregon Truck Company

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WASHINGTON, D.C., December 7, 2018 – After a journey of more than 3,000 miles from Oregon, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was lit in a special ceremony Thursday, Dec. 6, on the Capitol’s West Lawn.

The 80-foot Noble Fir is adorned with thousands of LED lights and ornaments made by Oregon residents. Brigette Harrington, a fourth grader from Hillsboro, Oregon, lit the tree with U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan presiding over the ceremony. Harrington received the honor after winning an essay contest on Oregon’s beauty entered by 1,200 fourth graders in Oregon.

The tree was harvested in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest, and transported by Central Oregon Truck Company and their new Kenworth W990 model on a reverse path of the historic Oregon Trail. The company’s Kenworth trucks are purchased from The Papé Group, a Kenworth dealer headquartered in Oregon and a major tour sponsor. The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree tour, which began Nov. 9 in Sweet Home, Oregon, and ended Nov. 25 at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, made more than 25 stops for community events while traveling across the nation. Thousands of people saw the tree and the W990 during the stops and going down the highway.

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Featuring a 76-inch mid-roof sleeper, the Kenworth W990 was specified with the PACCAR Powertrain which incorporates a PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 455-hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque, 12-speed automated transmission, and 40K tandem rear axles. The truck also featured the W990 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.

“This is Kenworth’s fifth consecutive year of participating in the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour….Read More

Photos and Content courtesy of James Edward Mills, Paul Feenstra and Kenworth Trucks

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