Commercial Tire Service

Tire Safety Starts with Trained Technicians!

TIA offers a variety of training for new hires, as well as experienced tire technicians. Our CTS programs cover all aspects of commercial truck tire service and can be delivered online or in person, with hands-on instruction.

Keep your techs safe, customers happy and better your business with TIA’s Commercial Tire Service Training.

Available through the TIA Online University, Intro to CTS is designed for non-technicians in the commercial tire industry who need an orientation to the service procedures for all types of commercial tire and wheel assemblies. Half of the program is focused on medium commercial truck tires, while the other half covers off-road tires, including earthmover, farm and industrial tires.

Commercial tire service dealers provide a wide range of products and services. Some customers may need service in one or more areas, so sales personnel need to understand the different types of nomenclature and service descriptions as well as the service requirements without the step-by-step procedural details needed by technicians.

Intro to CTS provides the employees outside the service area with the fundamental knowledge that they need to make better recommendations and realistic estimates when working with all types of commercial tire customers.

Intro to CTS consists of the following Modules:

  1. Truck Tires
  2. Single/Multi-Piece Rims
  3. Truck Tire Service
  4. Off-Road Tires
  5. Off-Road Wheels & Rims
  6. Off-Road Service


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Basic Commercial Tire Service (CTS) is a 200-Level course designed for companies looking to provide OSHA-compliance training for new hires and experienced techs in need of documented training. Basic CTS is available through the TIA Online University or can be delivered in-person utilizing video, workbooks and paper exams.

The Basic CTS consists of the following 15 Modules:

  1. Introduction
  2. Tires
  3. Rims, Wheels & Hubs
  4. OSHA Regulations
  5. Jacking & Lifting, Lock-Out/Teg-Out
  6. Wheel End Safety
  7. RIST
  8. Hub-Pilot Service
  9. Stud-Pilot Service
  10. Demountable Rim Service
  11. Single Piece Demount & Mount
  12. Single Piece Inflation
  13. Multi-Piece Demount & Mount
  14. Multi-Piece Inflation
  15. Repair


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Certified Commercial Tire Service (CTS) is designed for experienced employees with at least two years of hands-on experience. In addition to successful completion of the final exam, students must show proficiency in the shop by demonstrating the ability to perform various skills that must be witnessed and signed off on. Each student who successfully passes the course receives a Certificate and 13 Uniform Patches. Recertification is required every two years via an online exam. Certified 300 Level Technician courses must be conducted by a TIA 400 Level Instructor. These train-the-trainer classes are held throughout the US each year in several cities. Check out our Upcoming Classes to find an Instructor class near you!

Certified CTS consists of the following Modules:

  1. Introduction
  2. Tires
  3. Rims, Wheels & Hubs
  4. OSHA Regulations
  5. Road Service Safety
  6. Jacking & Lifting, Lock-Out/Tag-Out
  7. Wheel End Safety
  8. RIST
  9. Hub-Pilot Service
  10. Stud-Pilot Service
  11. Demountable Rim Service
  12. Single Piece Demount & Mount
  13. Single Piece Inflation
  14. Multi-Piece Demount & Mount
  15. Multi-Piece Inflation
  16. Balance & Run-Out
  17. Repair
  18. Charts & Tables


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