Darron's Open Road
Shifted My Game Plan (0:32)
Learning Builds Confidence (0:51)
Set Your Goals (0:18)
Trucks, Trucks, Trucks (0:34)
Pick a goal and do not change it for nothing. Fight for it!
- Started out his career in the military—was ready to make that his life’s pursuit, but was forced to retire.
- When he left the military, he found himself at a crossroads as far as what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.
- Found out that there was a Universal Technical Institute in Houston, TX and decided to go there in order to have more job opportunities.
- He felt like he had finally found a place he belonged and could make a future in the diesel industry.
- Says he discovered that he loved working on diesel trucks because they are bigger and more enjoyable to work on than cars.
- Admits that he struggled trying to understand some of the more complicated aspects of the diesel engine, but credits his education at UTI with setting him up for success.
- Says that getting an education has been his greatest achievement and he continues to take classes to learn everything he can.
- Emphasizes the importance of setting goals for yourself and doing everything you can to achieve them.