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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced the 2013 schedule for its Certified Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Instructor Training classes in Denver and Baltimore.

TIA says it has trained more than 53,000 commercial tire service professionals since 1997.

TIA says its Certified CTS 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.

The training covers OSHA regulations, mounting/demounting/inflation, torque, puncture repair, balancing and road service. The CTS Instructor course 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.

"This is a great way for commercial tire dealers and fleets to conduct all of their technician training in-house and receive the benefits that TIA certification provides," says Kevin Rohlwing, TIA senior vice president of Training.

"It also gives them the flexibility to hold training classes when they are the most convenient so normal operations are not interrupted. The train-the-trainer model has been very successful over the past 16 years mainly because it allows the dealers and fleets to comply with OSHA regulations and establish a qualified workforce without the need for extended travel."

Baltimore classes are held at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, Md.; Denver classes are held at Lincoln College of Technology in Aurora, Colo. Both schools are convenient to the Baltimore-Washington (BWI) and Denver International airports and TIA has special hotel rates in both cities that include shuttle service to and from the airports and the colleges.

The 2013 CTS Instructor Schedule is as follows:

  • Baltimore: March 19-22; April 23-26; Dec. 3-6.
  • Denver: Feb. 26-March 1; Sept. 24-27; Oct. 15-18.

For more information or to register, visit or contact Christine Marnett at or 800-876-8372 x106.

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