CDL Program Promotes Self-Sufficiency for Generations

When Congreso’s “Careers in Trucking” program first launched in January 2004, funding only allowed 24 clients to be served on an annual basis.

Due to continued success year after year, and with partnership support from All-State Career, Smith & Soloman, and AAA School of Trucking, Congreso’s CDL program can now offer 129 training slots!

Our trucking program is now the primary contact for all Philadelphia residents interested in trucking careers via PA CareerLink.

In FY21, two graduates – Humberto De La Cruz, 36, and Luis Encarnacion, 33, – started their own transport company. 

Luis, the founder and owner, has named the company LE Trucking and Transportation LLC. The two graduates haul construction and electrical supplies to various union construction sites throughout the region. 

They recently invested in an additional truck that will allow them to secure new contracts and, ultimately, expand the business. 

When asked about future goals, Luis was quick and happy to share that he would like to become an employer partner of Congreso’s “Careers in Trucking” program. He wants to give other new graduates the opportunity to begin their own trucking careers and help them become owner operators someday too.

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