Whistle Stop Hosts Recognized for Contributions


Kissimmee, Florida:

TCA member company, Trekker Logistics, and the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Highway Angel Spokesperson and Nashville Recording Artist Lindsay Lawler, were recognized for their contributions to the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree initiative during Sunday’s Communications & Image Policy Committee meeting at Truckload 2020: Orlando.

Trekker Logistics CEO and TCA Chairman Josh Kaburick and Lawler were presented a “2019 Whistle Stop Award” for planning and hosting TCA’s whistle stop — a free, public event — November 21 at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, located just steps from Broadway Avenue in downtown Nashville.

“We are honored that the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree visited Nashville on its journey to the nation’s capital,” said Kaburick.

For nearly 40 years, a special tree has been harvested from a U.S. national forest and transported across the country to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

In 2019, the 70-foot Blue Spruce from the Carson National Forest in New Mexico stopped at more than 25 communities and military bases, which allows the public to view “The People’s Tree,” while also shining a spotlight on the trucking industry that makes it possible to haul the immense tree.

The whistle stop featured live music from Nashville recording artists and a local children’s choir, remarks by Nashville’s Deputy Mayor, balloon artists, as well as commemorative ornaments for purchase.

View photos from these whistle stops.

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests in Colorado will provide the 2020 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. For more information about the initiative, visit www.uscapitolchristmastree.com.

View photos and updates from Truckload 2020: Orlando by following the hashtag #2020TCA on social media networks.