TIA Takes OTR Training to Iowa

May 19, 2023

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will hold its only Certified Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) instructor training class of 2023 June 13-16 in Garner, Iowa.

"Tire technicians looking to take this 400-Level instructor course are urged to register today to ensure their spot," say TIA officials.

TIA’s Basic Commercial Tire Service (CTS) and Basic Earthmover Tire Service courses are prerequisites for admittance into the class.

Course content includes:

  • Safety guidelines, including personal protective equipment, safe lifting and heatstroke/frostbite identification and prevention;
  • Speed restrictions, dual tire guidelines, dual- and single-tire matching guidelines, tire mixing recommendations, temperature and inflation pressure, rim to tire fitment, TPMS and TKHP and tire/rim assembly weight; and
  • Demounting, mounting and inflation procedures for a tubeless OTR tire on one-piece, three-piece and five-piece rims.

TIA’s Director of Tire Service Matt White will teach the class.

Participants who complete the four-day course will be certified as TIA ETS instructors, qualifying them to certify ETS technicians in the field.

Tuition for the class is $1,950 for TIA members and $2,995 for non-members. Tuition does not cover hotel accommodations.

To register for the class, visit https://www.tireindustry.org/training/upcoming-classes. Contact Christine Hoogenboom at [email protected] with questions.