BOWIE, Md. (Dec. 27, 2016) — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has set the class schedule for its 2017 Certified Commerical Tire Service (CTS) Instructor Training and Certification programs that are hosted in Baltimore and Denver.
TIA offers three- and four-day training programs that are based on a train-the-trainer model, which combines classroom instruction with hands-on demonstrations. Each course prepares attendees to share what they learn with other technicians, and covers a variety of truck-tire and wheel-service topics, including Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, mounting/demounting/inflation, torque, puncture repair, balancing and road service.
Those attending the four-day program arrive on Tuesday and participate in a full day of hands-on training that involves demounting, mounting, installing, removing and repairing a tubeless truck tire. On Wednesday, they join the three-day program participants for classroom instruction and more hands-on demonstrations.
The Certified CTS Instructor program exceeds OSHA's minimum training requirements, TIA said.
"It's been 20 years since the first Certified CTS Instructor class was held, and we are proud to continue the mission of educating the industry on the importance of tire safety," TIA Senior Vice President of Training Kevin Rohlwing said.
"We are confident that the information shared in these classes improves safety in the workplace and our nation's roads. The demand for higher level training on commercial truck tire and wheel service is growing and we are committed to continue meeting that demand."
The 2017 CTS Instructor Training will be offered in Baltimore March 14-17 — with the three-day course beginning March 15 — and Oct. 3-6. The October three-day course will begin Oct. 4.
In Denver, courses will be offered May 16-19, Aug. 15-18 and Nov. 7-10. Denver's three-day courses begin May 17, Aug. 16 and Nov. 8.