THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has been recognized as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) training provider, making it the first less-than-truckload carrier to earn such an honor for its instructor-led training program, the company reports.
The voluntary ASE certification program is offered by Continuing Automotive Service Education and administered by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.
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 Old Dominion’s maintenance training courses, technicians can receive CASE continuing education credits.
“This certification marks the culmination of a 15-month long process to meet the requirements to become an ASE certified training provider,” said Ed Richardson, vice president of equipment & maintenance. “In addition, it marks the continuation of our ongoing commitment to ensuring we have the safest fleet on the road.”
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 said documented its training process and materials, making changes as needed to instructional methods to conform to ASE requirements.
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. is a less-than-truckload multi-regional motor carrier providing one-to-five day service among six regions in the United States and next-day and second-day service within these regions. Through its four product groups, OD-Domestic, OD-Expedited, OD-Global and OD-Technology, the company offers an array of products and services that provide direct service to 48 states within the Southeast, Gulf Coast, Northeast, Midwest, Central and West regions of the country.
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