TIA Announces 2017 Commercial Tire Service Instructor Training Schedule

Bowie, Md. – The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the schedule for the 2017 Certified Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Instructor Training and Certification Classes in Baltimore and Denver.

TIA’s Certified CTS Instructor Program exceeds the minimum training requirements established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and includes all aspects of truck tire and wheel service including OSHA regulations, mounting/demounting/inflation, torque, puncture repair, balancing, road service and much more. The CTS Instructor Course is a train-the-trainer model that combines classroom and hands-on demonstrations, giving the students the tools and knowledge they will need to impart that information on their tire service technicians.

“It's been 20 years since the first Certified CTS Instructor class was held and we are proud to continue the mission of educating the industry on the importance of tire safety," said TIA Senior Vice President of Training Kevin Rohlwing. "We are confident that the information shared in these classes improves safety in the workplace and our nation's roads. The demand for higher level training on commercial truck tire and wheel service is growing and we are committed to continue meeting that demand."

TIA offers both a 4-day and a 3-day program. The 4-day students arrive on Tuesday and participate in one full day of hands-on training. Each student will physically demount, mount, install, remove and repair a tubeless truck tire. On Wednesday, the 4-day students join the 3-day students for classroom instruction and hands-on demonstrations. Participants with less than two years of hands-on commercial truck tire experience must register for the 4-day class. Those with more than two years of experience may register for either class option.

Baltimore classes are held at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, Md. and Denver classes are held at Lincoln College of Technology in Aurora, Co. TIA has negotiated special hotel rates in both cities that include shuttle service to and from the airports and the colleges, eliminating the need for rental cars.

The 2017 CTS Instructor Training schedule is as follows:

Baltimore (3-Day)                  Baltimore (4-Day)

March 15 – 17                         March 14 – 17
October 4 – 6                          October 3 – 6

Denver (3-Day)                      Denver (4-Day)

May 17 – 19                            May 16 – 19
August 16 – 18                        August 15 – 18
November 8 – 10                    November 7 – 10

For more information or to register, visit www.tireindustry.org or contact Chris Hoogenboom at choogenboom@tireindustry.org or 800-876-8372 x106.