Hauling Industry News

How did that Christmas tree get here?

By Pulltarps Mfg | November 14, 2018

More than 25 million Christmas trees will be sold this year, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. But few people will ever give a thought to how their tree got from the farm to their local Christmas tree lot.

We wondered. So we asked Carl Johnson, President of Pac West Transport Services, a freight brokerage located in Portland, Oregon. Pac West specializes in temperature-sensitive freight, and started brokering Christmas trees shortly after the company was founded 32 years ago. Here’s what Johnson told us. Story by Pat Pitz / www.dat.com.