Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, has been recognized as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) training provider. The voluntary ASE certification program is offered by Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) and administered by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
ASE, an independent, non-profit organization, has been certifying automotive technicians and other automotive service professionals for nearly 40 years. The organization’s goal is to improve the quality of vehicle repair nationwide.
Old Dominion’s training program provides continuing education to working technicians. As they complete maintenance training courses, technicians can receive CASE continuing education credits.
The certification marks the culmination of a 15-month long process to meet the requirements to become an ASE certified training provider, explains Ed Richardson, Old Dominion’s vice president of equipment & maintenance.
A team from NATEF toured Old Dominion’s Thomasville corporate facility in late February and performed an on-site evaluation of the company’s materials. Leading up to the certification, Old Dominion documented its training process and materials, making changes as needed to instructional methods to conform to ASE requirements.