National Express Continues to Elevate Position as a Top Transportation Provider with New Esteemed ASE Accreditations

Anna Lam | 30 March, 2023 | NELLC

Lisle, IL – National Express LLC (NELLC) is proud to announce our newest Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Blue Seal locations and Master Technician team members. These outstanding individuals join an extensive list of other ASE-certified technicians at the Company. ASE-certified technicians are considered to be experts in their field and at the forefront of industry standards.

Our newest ASE Master Technicians include:

  • B. Baker – Bloomington, MN (Med/Heavy Truck – Double ASE Master Technician)
  • S. Borrelli – West Jefferson, PA (Automotive)
  • D. Hutson – Wichita Falls, TX (School Bus)
  • S. Nelson – Roanoke, VA (Med/Heavy Truck)
  • E. Simon – Fairbanks, AK (School Bus – Company’s First in Alaska)
  • L. Young – Everett, WA (Automotive and Med/Heavy Truck – Triple ASE Master Technician)

In addition to individual recognition, locations can achieve ASE Blue Seal of Excellence status, which classifies a location as an elite business and recognizes its service excellence and industry expertise. ASE’s Blue Seal of Excellence is one of the highest accolades within the automotive service industry. To achieve Blue Seal recognition, at least 75% of a location’s technicians must be ASE certified, and there must be ASE-certified technicians for each area of service performed.

Team in Roanoke, VA, holding their ASE Blue Seal of Excellence Plaque
Team in Roanoke, VA, holding their ASE Blue Seal of Excellence Plaque

Our newest Blue Seal locations include:

  • Shelby Municipals, TN
  • Plymouth-Canton, MI
  • Newtown, PA
  • North Bay, Ontario, Canada

Additionally, we are proud to share that our Spokane, WA; Roanoke, VA; Hardin County, TN; House Springs, MO; and Ann Arbor, MI locations have renewed their Blue Seal of Excellence status. These renewals and new Blue Seal locations are noteworthy because they represent and signify our technicians’ immense dedication to their craft and maintenance excellence.

Team in Spokane, WA, holding their ASE Blue Seal of Excellence Plaque
Team in Spokane, WA, holding their ASE Blue Seal of Excellence Plaque

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.

NELLC proudly supports the ASE certification of our technicians through our internal ASE Advantage Program. This distinguished program provides free training, bonus incentives, and more for technicians who seek to be ASE certified in various maintenance categories of the transportation industry, including transit, student transportation, automotive, and inventory management. Since NELLC established its ASE Advantage Program, it has significantly increased its number of Certified Technicians, Master Technicians, total company ASE certifications, and Blue Seal locations.

“With every new ASE Certified Technician and Blue Seal location, I am reminded time and time again of just how remarkable and talented our team members are,” said John Finn, SVP of Fleet Maintenance for National Express. “We are fully supportive of the career growth of our team members. Just as they are dedicated to their craft, we are dedicated to fostering their career development so that they can become the greatest in their field. The Company couldn’t ask for a better team of individuals who strive every day to ensure the vehicles our students and passengers ride are safe and reliable.”