Press Release

Trucking Cares Foundation Donates $25,000 to Support Truck Driver Training

Nov 27, 2023

Washington – Today, the Trucking Cares Foundation, the trucking industry’s charitable arm, donated $25,000 to the Center for Employment Training, an organization that provides education and hands-on training to individuals seeking employment in high-demand fields.
“CET’s mission is to equip individuals with skills that will enable them to obtain careers leading to self-sufficiency in high-demand occupations and prepare them for a lifetime of success,” said TCF Chairman Phil Byrd, president and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express.  “Through this donation, the Trucking Cares Foundation hopes to open the door of opportunity to more young people seeking economic independence and rewarding careers in the trucking industry.”

"At the Center for Employment Training, our Truck Driving Program is more than just learning to operate a vehicle; it's a commitment to human development and self-sufficiency,” said Hermelinda Sapien, president and CEO of Center for Employment Training. “Through hands-on skills training, we empower underserved and underrepresented populations with barriers to employability, providing a tangible pathway to gain the skills needed for a fulfilling and independent future. Our mission is to drive positive change by equipping individuals with the tools they need to navigate not just the roads but the journey toward self-reliance and success." 
CET is an economic and community development corporation that promotes human development and education by providing people with marketable skills training and supportive services that contribute to self-sufficiency.  The organization operates a dozen locations and offers technical training for positions in a wide variety of fields, from truck drivers and mechanics to medical assistants and child care workers.
The Trucking Cares Foundation is the trucking industry’s charitable arm, focusing on several core areas, including humanitarian and disaster relief; eradicating human trafficking; leadership development; strengthening the industry’s relationships with law enforcement, the military and veterans’ organizations; safety and research opportunities. For more information on the Trucking Cares Foundation, visit