The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took place Tuesday evening, November 28, in Washington, D.C. A Kenworth T680 Signature Edition—driven by Tim Dean and Jesus Davila of Werner Enterprises—delivered the 63-foot-tall Norway Spruce U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia to D.C.

I hope you’ve found the Punch List of must-reads for 2023 motivational, inspiring, and insightful. It was all those things and more as I read each book during the year. Look at the digital editions on for the month’s read, in case you missed it. This month, it’s all about taking the time to reflect on the year, looking back at challenges and successes, and celebrating with family and friends. 

There are different traditions that unfold in December. One tradition is the lighting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, D.C. No matter our differences, seeing twinkling lights and festive decorations brings out the inner child. What traditions does your family look forward to this time of year? What traditions occur in your workplace? Does the city or town where you live do parades, photos with Santa, or embrace the lighting of candles? Have you made plans for New Year’s Eve? 

After inventory cycle counts, year-end audits, and preventive maintenance underway for equipment and fleet vehicles, may this holiday season bring you peace, laughter, and joy. There will be time for goal setting and company vision meetings in January 2024. Right now, simply breathe and take time to reflect and rest. Until next year ….