By Sarah Stephens
Features reporter 

Cheney firm delivers Capitol Christmas tree


Last updated 11/24/2021 at 5:22pm

The Joy Trip Project

System Transport semi hauling tree down the interstate

CHENEY - A local company has successfully delivered the national Christmas tree to Joint Base Andrews in Andrews, Md., near the Capitol.

The 84-foot tree, harvested in Northern California, was delivered by Systems Transport last week.

"The tree presented a lot of logistical challenges," according to System Transport spokesman Chad Reiling. "The rig was double the length of a standard flatbed trailer and had to go around some very windy roads and steep grades."

The company traveled through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsyl...

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