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City’s Fleet Management Division achieves ASE Blue Seal of Excellence

By Staff | Mar 5, 2020

The Fleet Management Division within the city of Cape Coral’s Public Works Department has earned the distinguished Blue Seal of Excellence from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excel-lence. ASE sets the national standard for quality, certified automotive professionals

This is the first time the city’s Fleet Management Division has earned this designation.

“Our technicians take pride in the work they perform to keep the city employees safely moving. Timely preventative maintenance and quick repair times, performed by qualified mechanics, keep our fleet in ready condition,” said Fleet Manager Marilyn Rawlings.

The ASE program is committed to certifying only organizations with skilled personnel. Of the over 1,000 current Blue Seal shops, only 17 percent (175) of those granted the certification are government fleets — which now includes the city of Cape Coral.

Each Blue Seal participant is reviewed annually to ensure only qualified service centers maintain the prestigious award. Eligibility is based on the professional certifications of the Fleet Manage-ment Division personnel.

To earn ASE Blue Seal certification, at least 75 percent of technicians performing diagnostics and repairs must be ASE certified, and each area of service offered in the shop must be covered by at least one ASE certified technician, according to the organization.

The Fleet Management Division has worked more than three years to obtain the necessary certifications for the Blue Seal designation. In addition to years of experience, preparation and study, testing is required by Fleet technicians to become ASE Certified. Cape Coral currently employs two ASE Master Certified Automotive Technicians and seven ASE Certified Automotive Technicians.