PeopleNet to track movements of US Capitol Christmas tree

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — PeopleNet and sister company ALK are teaming up to track the ‘People’s Tree’ Christmas tree as it’s transported from the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota to the front lawn of the US Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

The tree’s real-time movements will be visible on

“Aiding in the transportation logistics of an 80-foot-tall white spruce on a semi-truck from Minnesota to the Washington D.C. is an exciting event for PeopleNet and ALK,” said Brian McLaughlin, president of PeopleNet. “We are proud to be a part of a 50-year tradition and are eager to utilize our asset tracking technology in a way that allows everyone to follow along and participate in the delivery of this year’s ‘People’s Tree.’”

The tree was cut today and will begin its nearly 2,000-mile journey with great fanfare. More than 30 celebrations are planned along the way.

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