Theron Schmalzried

Delivering the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree: “A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity”

  • BACKGROUND

    Theron Schmalzried has been truck driving for 42 years, including 23 years with Apex Transportation. During his career, Theron has accumulated more than 4 million miles of experience as a professional truck driver.

  • ROUTE OF THE DELIVERY

    In 2020, Theron helped delivered the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests in his home state of Colorado to our nation’s capital building in Washington, D.C.

  • THE MEANING OF A SPECIAL DELIVERY

    In an op-ed he wrote for Fox News, Theron described the journey as “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” and said he felt “extremely honored to represent the trucking industry” while making the special delivery. In an interview with The Hill, Theron said, “It was really surprising to see how many people were tracking the tree and stopping to see it as the tree passed through.”

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