Muhlenberg Student Enters Truck Driving School
May 17th, 2012
On the Road Again was a popular song by Willie Nelson many years ago, that is what Darius Phillips will be singing in a few short weeks. Phillips has just completed his Job Corps experience at MCDC and will be moving on to a career in the trucking industry with C.R. England Global Transport in Salt Lake City, Utah. C. R. England Global Trucking is the nation’s largest refrigerated carrier with over 5,900 drivers. Phillips has enrolled in the C.R. England Truck Driving School to obtain his Class A Commercial Drivers License.
He earned his Class B CDL while a student at MCDC and his Level 3 Heavy Equipment Operator’s certificate. Phillips came to MCDC in April of 2011 from Jacksonville, Florida and obtained his high school diploma in December of the same year. Phillips said, “Job Corps offered me the opportunity to get my life back on track!” His future goal is to own his own tractor trailer truck and be an owner/operator. Darius said his advice to students interested in Job Corps would be, “Stay focused on what you want to accomplish and do not let anyone or anything get in the way of accomplishing your goals.”