Spokane, WA – Durham School Services, a leading provider of student transportation, earned recognition from the prestigious Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Blue Seal Program.
At least 75 percent of technicians performing diagnosis and repairs at a location must be ASE certified in order to qualify for the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition Program. Each area of service offered in the maintenance shop must be covered by at least one ASE-certified technician.
“As a safe, reliable partner, we want to congratulate Durham on achieving ASE Blue Seal,” said Mark Sterk, director of Safety, Risk Management, and Transportation for Spokane Public Schools. “At Spokane Public Schools, we take pride in building the strengths and gifts of each child, and that starts with getting our students safely to and from school each day with the help of Durham.”
Durham hosted an event to recognize the achievement of their maintenance team with approximately 200 individuals in attendance, including the Vice President of Maintenance for Durham Jim Moore, and members of Spokane Public Schools.
“To earn the ASE Blue Seal certification means your team is among ‘the best of the best’,” said Jim Moore, vice president of maintenance for Durham. “This program ensures our technicians stay current with the latest technology and processes. Our maintenance team in Spokane currently has four ASE Master Certified technicians with more on the way.”
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. ASE certified technicians work in every part of the automotive service industry.
“Continued education and training are key to safe service given advances in vehicle technology. Our people are dedicated to ensure we are putting the safest vehicles on the road – making this recognition well deserved,” added Moore.
About our company
Durham School Services, Stock Transportation, Petermann Bus and National Express Transit Corporation, make up National Express LLC, headquartered in Warrenville, Ill. As a leader in transit and student transportation, National Express is committed to exceptional safety, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. Our North American companies operate 23,000 buses and serve over 500 partners in 36 states and four provinces.