TIA Expands Hands-On ETS Training Offerings

May 27, 2021

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is expanding its Advanced Hands-On Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) training offerings for 2021, with in-person classes scheduled for September and December.  

“The hands-on courses allow students to leave with comprehensive knowledge that can only come from a combination of classroom and hands-on instruction,” says Kevin Rohlwing, TIA’s senior vice president of training. 

“We are happy to get back out in the field with two more in-person Advanced ETS classes scheduled for this year.”   

The classes will be held Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 at Stellar Industries in Garner, Iowa, and Dec. 14 through 16 at  AME International in Tampa, Fla. Class sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays. 

Students will receive training using a service truck, hydraulic tools and a variety of equipment that can aid them in servicing tires. 

Course content will include:

  • Service truck operation;
  • Preventative maintenance training (service truck, crane, compressor, etc..);
  • Site preparation and equipment;
  • Hydraulic tool operation and maintenance;
  • Servicing one-, three- and five-piece rims, both on-machine and loose);
  • Wheel and rim fastening systems, and;
  • Wheel inspection.  

Students successfully completing a final exam will receive a certificate of completion.   

For more information about the Advanced Hands-on ETS Training Class, including cost and registration, visit https://www.tireindustry.org/advance-earthmover-ets-hands-training or contact Christine Hoogenboom at [email protected]; 800.876.8372 x 106.