All-Star Transportation Receives Blue Seal of Excellence

WATERBURY, Conn.– The three full-service facilities that repair and maintain All-Star Transportation's fleet of school buses have each received a Blue Seal of Excellence from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

The award recognizes the exceptional skill and training of All-Star's 30 service technicians, as well as the high-quality service they provide at the company's service facilities in New Milford, Seymour and Torrington.

All-Star Transportation is a family-owned business based in Waterbury that provides student transportation services to 30 towns and cities in Litchfield, New Haven and upper Fairfield counties. The company employs more than 900 people at its 18 terminals in Connecticut.

“We are committed to providing the safest vehicles and drivers, and it is very gratifying that our outstanding service technicians have been recognized by ASE for all that they have achieved,” said Leslie Sheldon, All-Star’s operations manager. “I believe we have the best mechanics and service facilities, which makes it possible for us to provide the high level of service that has come to distinguish our company.”

To receive ASE's Blue Seal of Excellence, 75 percent of a company’s service technicians must be certified by ASE. In addition, there must be a certified technician in each area of service offered. To remain in the Blue Seal program, a business must renew each year and confirm its professionals' certification status.

"Businesses that have earned the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition have gone the extra mile in support of their customers. Employing ASE-certified professionals is an important element in their overall customer satisfaction program. We salute those businesses that achieve this goal and thank them for helping promote quality automotive repair and service," said Timothy Zilke, ASE president.

ASE, based in Leesburg, VA, was founded in 1972 as an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive technicians. Technicians, engine machinists and parts specialists participate in ASE's program from all segments of the service and repair industry. Today, more than 350,000 professionals are certified by ASE.