Artesia Trucking Company Picked To Deliver White House Christmas Tree

A trucking company out of Artesia has been chosen to deliver this year’s White House Christmas tree. Wilbanks Trucking Services owner Lance Wilbanks says his company normally handles transport of large oil rigs. With the oil and gas boom, the company has grown to more than 250 employees. The Current Argus reports that Wilbanks Trucking will pick up the tree from the Carson National Forest near Taos and deliver it more than 18-hundred miles to Washington DC in November.