Great Dane has received accreditation from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence for its service technician training program.
Great Dane said that it is the first semi-trailer original equipment manufacturer to receive ASE accreditation for a technician training program. Other major companies in the automotive services industry that have ASE accreditation include Toyota, General Motors and Penske Truck Leasing. The ASE accreditation is through the ASE Continuing Automotive Service Education program.
“Training is a key part of our emphasis on safety, and we are proud that our training program has received this accreditation,” said Dave Durand, Great Dane vice president of aftermarket parts and service. “ASE accreditation assures our customers that our training processes are held to a national standard.”
The rollout of the training program is ongoing and is designed to support Great Dane’s effort to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of goods.
The ASE accreditation program is administered by the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC), a nonprofit organization that has been a member of ASE’s Industry Education Alliance since 2009. Earlier this year, ATMC evaluated Great Dane’s process for developing and delivering training and then recommended accreditation by ASE.
“When you see the Great Dane Certified Technician insignia, you know the technicians working on your trailer have proven their skills through theoretical and practical tests in their specialties,” said Durand.