DALLAS-The National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association will produce two video training programs covering mounting/demounting of farm and industrial tires. Both programs will be available early next year. The farm tire program will cover four different mount/demount types, including single- and multipiece assemblies, front tire mount, rear tire duals, tubeless and tube-type and calcium chloride fills.
The industrial program will cover solid tires, semi-pneumatic tires and pneumatic tires with two-piece, four-piece, split, divided, HF/T three-piece and press-on wheel rim types.
The two programs, shot on location at Iowa Mold Tooling Co. in Garner, Iowa, will be supplemented by an audio cassette, workbook study guide, employee tests and an instructor's guide.
NTDRA offers new financing
DALLAS-The NTDRA is offering nine-month, same-as-cash financing on its Money Express credit card at the same 3.85-percent merchant discount rate offered for six-month, same-as-cash financing. The special offer is available to Money Express dealers from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30, the NTDRA said.
Teknor endorses inspections
DALLAS-Teknor-Apex Co. has endorsed the retread plant inspection program of the NTDRA's Tire Retreading Institute for its 85 Diamond Dealers, according to the association.
Under a special program, Teknor-Apex will reimburse dealers' inspection fees if their plants earn an ``A'' rating from the TRI. The company also will allow dealers to use accrued credit from a co-op-type fund for the inspection program's Second Day Consultation Service, subscriptions to Master Retreader, training videos and NTDRA memberships and services.
NTDRA receives largest order
DALLAS-Kal Tire, a 125-store independent dealership chain based in Vernon, British Columbia, has ordered more than 230 of the NTDRA's mount/demount training programs, the largest such order the association has received from a single firm.
Kal Tire purchased one passenger/light truck, 100 truck tire and more than 130 off-the-road mount/demount training programs, the association said.
The programs are designed to help members meet the training requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and train employees in mounting and demount-ing procedures for single- and multipiece wheels and rims.