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TIA Offers Free Fleet Training in July

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TIA Offers Free Fleet Training in July

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is adding a three-week series of free online video conference webinars in July directed at fleets that use mounted tire programs and the commercial tire dealers who provide those services.

The webinars, which will begin July 7 and end July 21, will allow registrants to preview TIA’s Commercial Tire Service (CTS) training program at no charge. They'll cover inspection, inflation and torque.

“With COVID-19 still having an impact on our in-person training classes, we decided to use the month of July to address fleet tire safety with another series of webinars,” said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA senior vice president of training. “We’re going to use different parts of our Commercial Tire Service (CTS) program to help fleet tire personnel and commercial tire sales personnel understand the basic components of truck tire and wheel safety. This is a great series for anyone who works in a fleet with a mounted tire program or works with fleets to support a mounted tire program.”

The free webinars will be held via Zoom twice a day Tuesday through Thursday at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. EDT throughout the three-week period. Each class will be 30 minutes and will include time for questions.

The webinars will use videos and materials from TIA’s training programs to help fleets and commercial tire dealers understand the key principles for truck tire inspection, inflation and wheel torque. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations also will be addressed to ensure attendees are aware of their federal and state compliance obligations.

Week 1, July 7-9:  Truck Tire & Wheel Inspection – Tread depth, out-of-service conditions, inflation pressure, wheel inspection;

Week 2, July 14-16: Truck Tire Inflation – Inflation pressure maintenance, effects of underinflation and over inflation, tire inflation safety and OSHA regulations; and

Week 3, July 21-23 – Wheel Torque – Relationship between torque and clamping force, hub-pilot installation procedures, torque check guidelines.

For questions regarding the CTS Fleet Tire Safety Training Webinars and TIA training/certification, contact training@tireindustry.org.

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