TIA to offer hands-on OTR, ag tire training

December 2nd, 2017

BOWIE, Md. (Nov. 28, 2016) — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will offer six advanced hands-on training courses in 2017 for technicians in the earthmover and farm tire service industries.

With support from AME International, Stellar Industries Inc. and Fuller Brothers Inc.’s Tire Life, attendees will receive comprehensive training using a service truck and hydraulic tools during the three-day classes, TIA said.

“Nothing replaces hands-on instruction in the farm and earthmover tire service industries, so these classes are a direct response to the demand from our members to provide these unique training classes,” said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA senior vice president of training.


“While classroom instruction and a written examination is necessary in most instances, these classes are not part of a certification or certificate program, so all of the focus is on using the tools and equipment safely and correctly.”

Registrants will be required to complete TIA’s Basic Level ETS or FTS courses as a prerequisite. Tuition for the hands-on training courses is $495 for one or two attendees, while companies sending three or more participants will pay a discounted rate of $445 per student.

The class schedule for earthmover tire service classes in 2017 is as follows:

  • April 18-20 at AME International in Brooksville, Fla.;
  • Aug. 8-10 at Stellar Industries in Garner, Iowa; and
  • Sept. 12-14 at Stellar Industries in Garner.

The class schedule for farm tire service classes is as follows:

  • Jan. 17-19 at AME International in Brooksville;
  • June 12-15 at Stellar Industries in Garner; and
  • July 11-13 at Stellar Industries in Garner.

For more information or to register, contact Christine Hoogenboom at choogenboom@tireindustry.org or by calling 800-876-8372, extension 106.

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