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TIA Will Resume In-Person OTR Tire Training

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TIA will resume in-person Earthmover Tire Service training in May.

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will return to in-person, hands-on Advanced Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) training on May 18 at Stellar Industries Inc.'s facility in Garner, Iowa. The course will last through May 20.

The ETS course is designed to provide comprehensive, hands-on training using a service truck, hydraulic tools and other pieces of equipment that can aid technicians in servicing OTR tires. It will be taught by Matt White, TIA's director of tire service.

The first day of training will take place in the classroom, using videos and workbooks. The remaining two days will feature hands-on training. Students who successfully complete the final exam will receive a certificate of completion.

“The goal of the in-person, hands-on course is for students to leave with comprehensive knowledge that can only come from a combination of formal and hands-on learning," says Kevin Rohlwing, TIA’s senior vice president of training.

“With this class, we are excited to return to in-person tire technician training, which TIA has had to postpone for the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The course will offer the chance to practice tire work on TIA’s own Cat769C earthmover haul truck.”      

For more information about the Basic ETS training class, including the cost, hotel and registration, visit or contact Christine Hoogenboom at or (800) 876.8372, ext. 106.

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