Trucking Groups Celebrate Arrival of Capital Christmas Tree
Recently the American Trucking Associations joined the Colorado Motor Carriers Association to celebrate the arrival of the Capitol Christmas Tree to the State of Colorado.
Colorado Motor Carriers President Greg Fulton said: “Colorado has a strong history of transporting holiday goods, including Christmas trees, to places across North America and CMCA members are overjoyed that our industry is being recognized as a major component of the holiday season. Although this tree originated in Idaho and will find a home in Washington, D.C., we are fully supportive of its mission to bring joy and unity to Coloradoans who encounter it this week.”
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Trucking Moves America Forward.
This arrival has been a tradition for over half a century, originating with US House of Representatives Speaker John W. McCormack setting up a Christmas tree on the Capitol lawn. The tree has become a popular attraction.
American Trucking Associations Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs and Chief Operating Officer Elisabeth Barna said: “Our industry’s more than 3.5 million truck drivers play a vital role in safely delivering holiday joy to America’s homes. Trucks deliver our favorite holiday meals, lights that adorn our homes and gifts that show our friends and family members how much we appreciate them.”