TIA Adds Advanced ETS Hands-On Training Classes in September, December 2021

BOWIE, Md. – The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is expanding its Advanced Hands-On Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) training offerings for 2021, with in-person classes scheduled for September and December.  


“The hands-on courses allow students to leave with comprehensive knowledge that can only come from a combination of classroom and hands-on instruction,” said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA’s senior vice president of training. “We are happy to get back out in the field with two more in-person Advanced ETS classes  

scheduled for this year.”   


The classes will be held Sept. 28 - Oct. 1 at Stellar Industries in Garner, Iowa, and Dec. 14 - 16 at AME International in Tampa, Fla. Class sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Students will receive comprehensive hands-on training using a service truck, hydraulic tools and a variety of equipment that can aid them in servicing tires. 


Course content includes the following topics: Service Truck Operation; Preventative Maintenance Training (service truck, crane, compressor, etc.); Site Preparation and Equipment; Hydraulic Tool Operation & Maintenance; Servicing One-, Three- and Five-Piece Rims (on Machine and Loose); Wheel & Rim Fastening Systems; and Wheel Inspection.  Students successfully completing a final exam will receive a Certificate of Completion.   


For more information about the Advanced Hands-on ETS Training Class, including cost and registration, visit https://www.tireindustry.org/advance-earthmover-ets-hands-training or contact Christine Hoogenboom at training@tireindustry.org; 800.876.8372 x 106.