Our Plan to Share the Road with the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

FMCSA
2 min readNov 10, 2022

For the fourth consecutive year, FMCSA’s Our Roads, Our Safety program is participating in the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree’s journey to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. As people gather at whistle stops along the way to see this majestic tree and wish it safe travels, FMCSA engages with local communities to raise awareness about how to share the road safely with large trucks, such as the one carrying the People’s Tree.

This year, the tree will travel from Fletcher, North Carolina to Washington, D.C. thanks to the two truck drivers, husband-and-wife-team Ed and Deborah, who take great pride in safely delivering the 78-foot-tall red spruce affectionately known as “Ruby.”

Truck drivers posing for a picture with USDOT roadside inspector.

When you’re on the road this holiday season, remember to drive carefully around large vehicles, and give them the space they need to continue their vital role in safely transporting our country’s goods. Learn more about the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree or plan a visit to see the tree up close at a whistle stop along the route by visiting www.uscapitolchristmastree.com.

About Our Roads, Our Safety

FMCSA’s national awareness campaign, Our Roads, Our Safety, encourages all road users to share the road safely with large trucks and buses, and is supported by the formal Our Roads, Our Safety Partnership. State, regional, and local partners are essential to the success of Our Roads, Our Safety and all transportation safety programs. By extending the reach of our safety message, partners help FMCSA reach millions of road users with vital information and strategies to adopt safe driving behaviors. Working together to reduce crashes and fatalities, we also open greater opportunities to focus on transportation-related issues like climate, infrastructure, equity, and transportation jobs.

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FMCSA

Our primary mission is to prevent crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.