The Tire Industry Association (TIA) offers the latest and most comprehensive training and certification for commercial tire service personnel, including proper inflation and procedures for repairing, installing, removing, demounting and mounting tires and rims.
CURRENT OSHA MOUNT DEMOUNT AND RIM MATCHING CHARTS
In 2011 OSHA released revised versions of the Rim Matching and Mount Demount Charts for Truck and Bus Tires.
Below are PDFs of these charts that can be downloaded and printed.
There are two mount/demount charts - one for Single Piece and one for Multipiece.
The Rim Matching Chart is separate. These three charts can be printed and hung as wall charts (must be 2' x 3' minimum size).
Or you can print out the Complete Booklet which includes all three charts in an 8.5 x 11 format.
One of the great benefits of the 400-Level TIA Commercial Tire Service
(CTS) Instructor Training and Certification Program outlined here is the "Train the Trainer" concept. Participants acquire first-hand the necessary knowledge and confidence to ensure that tire and wheel assemblies are safely returned to service. As Certified Instructors, they take this knowledge to technicians in the field.
An added benefit of the program is that employers can receive additional liability protection by complying with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements.
Here's how the program works:
• Students register for a 3- or 4-day class, depending on their years of experience. Individuals with less than 2-years experience servicing truck tires are required to attend the 4-day class, and students with more than 2-years experience may enroll in either class.
• Four-Day students spend the first day demounting, mounting, installing, removing and repairing a typical tubeless truck tire with the tools and equipment used in the field. Participants learn every aspect of servicing and repairing medium truck tires and wheels, primarily on a chassis fitted with the three major wheel systems, and through the use of the CTS Manual, a comprehensive resource developed by TIA’s expert staff with input from industry professions.
• All participants wrap up their training by completing a 100-question exam. Those with a passing score are certified as CTS Instructors and receive a certificate, TIA Certified Instructor uniform patches and a 2-year subscription to CommercialTireServicetoday. This publication is the primary vehicle for a continuous source of information for the tire service sector, featuring service procedures and safety guidelines for commercial tire service professionals, as well as the latest tools and equipment for the industry. It includes a quiz that can be used for regular safety meetings or as a training update.
TIA Member $550
TIA Member $750
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Basic Commercial Tire Service (CTS-200)
TIA’s Basic Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Training and Certificate Program is designed to meet the minimum federal training requirements for both new hires and experienced employees in need of documented training.
The Basic CTS Program is centered on five TIA and industry videos contained on one VHS tape. The first two videos describe the step-by-step procedures and safety guidelines for demounting, mounting and inflating both single- and multi-piece tire and rim assemblies. TIA produced the videos in cooperation with the tool manufacturers, so students receive the most technically accurate and up-to-date practices using tools and equipment commonly found in the field. The third video focuses specifically on inspection procedures for identifying potential zipper ruptures in steel cord radial medium and light truck tires. The final two videos address disc wheel and demountable rim service, maintenance and inspection procedures, respectively.
In addition to the VHS tape, TIA’s Basic CTS Program includes an Instructor’s Guide with complete lesson plans and answers to the pretests. The Instructor’s Guide corresponds directly with the Student Workbook (CTSSB-200, sold separately) and the VHS tape, so it remains an important reference following the training.
• Order Basic CTS-200 (click here)!
CTS Certification is valid for two years, at which time you will receive notification from TIA that it is time to recertify. The recertification exam is available online, allowing you to take your exam anytime, anywhere within the window of availability. In preparation for the exam, take the CTS Practice Quiz as many times as needed. To take the online CTS Recertification Exam or the CTS Practice Quiz have the user name and password that was sent to you and select from one of the options below. The Exam and Practice Quiz are both available in English or Spanish.
The CTS Advantages
Statistics show that employees face a real risk of incurring serious injuries or possible death as a result of improper tire service practices. It doesn’t matter how long your personnel have been servicing tires – accidents happen. In fact… experienced individuals are more likely to sustain injuries when they are in a hurry or distracted. Why wait for tragedy to strike before taking steps to prevent it?
Certified tire service personnel take pride in their work and profession.Training can improve worker morale and decrease employee turnover.Training and certification programs are available in-house for your employees. Training your employees can reduce your liability insurance and Worker Compensation costs.Fleets expect quality service and trained personnel. An educated work force will improve the industry’s image as well as the overall performance of tires, wheels and retreads.
The CTS Focus
Commercial tire service personnel with all levels of experience will benefit from learning proper tire service procedures and safety guidelines.
CTS Training and Certification focuses on:
Basic Tire ConstructionOSHA Regulation 29CFR 1910.177OSHA Rim Matching ChartDual Matching TolerancesRoad Service SafetyJacking and LiftingHub-Pilot Wheel SystemsStud-Pilot Wheel SystemsDemountable Wheel SystemsWheel Torque Specifications and ProceduresMounting, Demounting and InflationIndustry Tire Repair GuidelinesOne- and Two-Piece Repair Procedures Load/Inflation Tables
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has made a commitment to provide the commercial tire and wheel service industry with trained technicians that companies need to remain productive and profitable.
Truck tire dealers and fleets can benefit from an educated and informed work force because tires and wheels will be serviced and maintained properly. This will result in higher customer satisfaction as tire mileage and retreadability increase and service-related failures decrease. TIA’s goal is to improve the image of commercial tire service personnel as well as the tire industry.
Education is the first step to dispel the myths that have plagued the tire and wheel service industry for decades. Companies that participate in TIA’s Commercial Tire Service Instructor Training and Certification Program can use a proactive approach to increase customer satisfaction through higher quality service.
TIA Certified Instructors receive in-depth, hands-on training from industry professionals using the latest guidelines and procedures. Upon successful completion of the Certification Exam, they are qualified to deliver TIA’s Commercial Tire Service Technician Training and Certification Program in the field. Companies with Certified Instructors can even offer the Technician Program to customers performing their own tire service. The cost to participate in the Program includes tuition for the class, lunch each day, lesson plans for training technicians, the cost of the Instructor Certification Exam, a supply of instructor uniform emblems, a Commercial Tire Service Manual and a 2-year subscription to the TIA CommercialTireServicetoday publication.
In addition to reduced rates for CTS Training and Certification, TIA members are entitled to:
- A free TIA Membership Directory.Reduced rates on TIA publications, pamphlets, videos and technical data. Discounted group rates on insurance and business services
(geographic location may affect participation eligibility).
- Discounted membership dues for satellite locations.