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System Transport to Deliver U.S. Capitol Tree
Jun 22, 2021

This year's holiday season will be full of cheer thanks to System Transport, which will deliver the United States Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington, D.C. The 2021 tree will travel from the Six Rivers National Forest in California to the West Lawn of the United States Capitol building as an annual gift to the nation.

The tree will be harvested in late October and transported across the state and country, arriving at the United States Capitol in late November. Thousands of handcrafted ornaments produced by Californians will cover the tree, brightening the nation's Capitol during December.

System Transport was chosen as the hauler for this year's tree on the recommendation of Kenworth Truck Company and based on industry reputation on the West Coast. 

“As a second-generation family-owned and operated company, Christmas is a special time of year for us,” Dennis Williams, President and CEO of Trans-System, told KXLY (a television station out of Spokane, Wash.) “We are proud to be a part of the annual tradition that brings the Christmas spirit to our nation’s capital, and to all the families who gather around their own trees to share the spirit of the season.”

In 1972, System Transport Inc. began with just one vehicle and trailer. It currently employs more than 1,000 people and operates more than 800 trucks. The corporation is headquartered in Spokane, Wash., with many other facilities across the nation. It generally transports all forms of flatbed freight from the west coast to the Midwest. Numerous awards have been given to the company and its employees.

Trans-System has a workforce of more than 1,300 workers and a fleet of more than 1,000 trucks. Along with other carrier divisions, Trans-System services the lower 48 states and western Canada on a regular basis. 

System Transport provides their shipping customers with a variety of services: A strong emphasis on delivery, safety, and security, on-time delivery to clients, and customizable solutions for difficult problems. 

The company’s flatbed drivers receive many benefits such as excellent compensation packages to build a life around, cutting-edge technology to ensure security, a professional path in truck driving that allows drivers to advance, and a truck-buying program that helps give drivers control over their futures in the industry.

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