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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

NEW! 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree information.

For more than 50 years, a Christmas tree has graced the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the holiday season. The Willamette National Forest in partnership with nonprofit Choose Outdoors, will bring this special gift from Springfield, Oregon to Washington, D.C. for the 2018 season, involving more than 25 communities along the way.

Representing one of the most patriotic industries in the country, TCA has proudly sponsored the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree since 2012. 

TCA member, Central Oregon Truck Company, will be hauling the 2018 tree.

2018 TCA Whistle Stops

Interested in hosting a whistle stop this year? If so, contact  

Past Whistle Stops, News

TCA has worked alongside several major players in the trucking industry to coordinate the logistics of bringing the tree to many communities along its route to Washington, DC. 

In 2017, TCA members Britton Transport (Grand Forks, North Dakota) and Meritor/MHC Kenworth (Kansas City, Missouri) hosted whistle stops in mid-November. View photos from the events. 

View images from 2016 festivities. 

In 2015, Garner Trucking, Inc. hosted a whistle stop in Findlay, Ohio on November 16, 2015. During TCA's 78th Annual Convention in 2016 Garner was honored with "Ultimate Whistle Stop" award. View photos from the 2015 event.

View an informative event planning guide created by and used for the Garner Trucking, Inc. event.

(Press Release)

Follow The Journey

Once the tree begins its trek across the country, TCA member, SkyBitz, a provider of satellite-based trailer tracking, will provide the public with access to real-time tracking of the tree's journey at


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For more information about the 2018 tour, be sure to follow @TCANews on Twitter.