Construction and mining forecasts as well as an update on sustainability issues are among topics to be covered at the 2019 Tire Industry Association (TIA) Off-the-Road (OTR) Conference Feb. 20-23.

Each year the OTR Conference presents a series of educational sessions that address important industry topics and issues. The sessions TIA plans for its 64th annual OTR Conference are listed below.

Wednesday, Feb. 20th

  • “OTR Black...Is It the New Green?” A Sustainability Update for OTR Tires
  • Live Earthmover Tire Service Training

Thursday, Feb. 21st

  • U.S. Construction Forecast
  • Canadian Construction Forecast
  • Global Mining Forecast
  • Crane and Operator Certification Requirements
  • Tire Manufacturers Panel

Friday, Feb. 22

  • Innovations in the Monitoring Solutions
  • I Know What to Do…So Why Don’t I Do It?
  • A Higher Purpose “From a Dealer’s Perspective, What We Do Every Day, and Why It’s Important?”
  • Wheel Safety and Certification
  • Earthmover Tire Service Training

During Friday’s general session, motivational speaker Captain Mark Nutsch will join the conference to share his true-life story of helping lead what is considered the most successful unconventional warfare campaign in modern history.

TIA says conference registration is required prior to reserving a room with no exceptions. A special reservation link will be provided once registration is received and payment is processed.

The conference will be held at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla.

To download a registration form and receive more information, visit the OTR Conference page at TIA's website. For any questions or concerns, contact: LaKisha Pindell (housing or sponsorship) lpindell@tireindustry.org or Dana Lemon (registration) dlemon@tireindustry.org.

TIA extends a thank you to the 2019 OTR Conference sponsors, who are: 31 Inc., Accella Tire Fill Systems, AirBoss Rubber Solutions, AME International, LLC, B&J Rocket America Inc., BKT USA, Inc., Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Camso USA Inc., Central Marketing, Inc., Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Exactra, Inc., Federated Insurance, Fuller Brothers, Inc./Tire Life, GMI Wheels, Haltec Corp., Hexpol - Robbins LLC - Kirkhill Rubber Co., International Tire Repair Solutions Inc., Kal Tire, Klinge Tyre Management Systems, Live Oak Bank, Maxam Tire, Mohawk Rubber Sales, Inc., Monaflex, Multi Seal, OTR Wheel Engineering, Pewag Chain Inc., Polar Rubber Products Inc., Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., Rad Torque Systems, Rim Guard, Rubber Inc., Stellar Industries, TCF Equipment Finance, Tech International, Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas Inc., Vipal Rubber Corp., and Yokohama Tire Corp.

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