Programs & Benefits
|TIA's cost saving member benefits really add up. TIA has developed innovative programs for our members. Whether you're purchasing electricity, need human resources consulting, financing, insurance or training, TIA can save you money.|
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TIA’s business services help smaller organizations gain larger benefits. The following programs offer group discount opportunities.
Member Discounts - TIA members receive significant discounts for TIA training products and programs. Receive instant discounts when ordering online with TIA's shopping cart. Plus, discounts are given to members for conferences and expos such as the OTR Conference and the Global Tire Expo - Powered by TIA at the SEMA Show.
Audits / Consultants
How much time do you spend managing human resources? The Tire Industry Association's newest benefit is discounted PEO services from XcelHR, which can help you stop spending precious time on HR. PEOs (Professional Employer Organizations) offer small and mid-sized businesses a suite of bundled services including payroll, benefits, workers' compensation, HR consulting and compliance with government regulations through a single source. XcelHR's PEO program and a la carte HR consulting services are available to TIA members at an exclusive 15% discount. Learn more at www.XcelHR.com/tia or call Ave Smith at (800) 776-0076.
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When a prospective customer calls, you’ve got to do all you can to demonstrate that you are more than just a tire store - you are their tire store! Most reps who answer the telephone act as "order takers," answering questions with no intention of persuading the customer to visit your store. After evaluating thousands of calls, ContactPoint Solutions found the most common response to “How much does it cost?”… is …“What size do you need?” This is exactly the wrong direction for the conversation. This response is proof you have an "order taker," who is focused on providing the minimum information needed to answer the question, rather than an "order maker," who is focused on getting a new customer. What do you expect from your reps? In today’s economy, you can’t afford to have "order takers;" you need "order makers!" Your store needs to capitalize on every phone call and make sales.
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TIA has partnered with Affiliated Power Purchasers International (APPI) to provide the Powerful Solutions Program, an exclusive member benefit that assists members in managing and reducing their energy expenses. APPI navigates the maze of energy deregulation by negotiating favorable “real-time” pricing and contract terms and conditions with competitive energy suppliers across the country. APPI provides energy procurement services with minimal time commitment and no upfront cost.
Download the article in TODAY'S TIRE INDUSTRY about this program.
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|Management Consultants with SESCO|
SESCO offers professional human resource management with a focus on employee relations services.
Credit and Collections
|Credit Card Processor working for the Tire Industry Association|
The Tire Industry has partnered with HotRod Processing and jointly developed a proprietary program for Tire & Service Dealers. This program passes Visa and Mastercard’s wholesale rates straight through to Tire Industry members (with a miniscule mark up) and is saving members 30% to 50% a month.
Sandra Martinez, Vice President of Operation TIA…"we are saving 50% a month since partnering with Hot Rod Processing." Caroline S. Perkins, Credit Manager for Mickey Thompson Tires, Avon Motorcycle Tires- North America, “We have been conducting business with HotRod Processing for over eight years. During this time, we have been very pleased with the high level of service we have received and the care shown to our account. I know that when we have a need to call on them, they will be there for us and I recommend their services very highly. They have always answered all of our questions timely and thoroughly.”
For more information about the program or to find out what your company could be saving, click here http://www.hotrodprocessing-tia.biz/ or call Joe Skutches 570-656-3013.
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|Customer Financing with CarCareONE|
CarCareONE is a credit card program that can increase your sales and profits, develop and maintain customer loyalty and reduce additional costs. It offers extended financing proprietary credit card program for retail customers with the option of processing ALL major credit cards from one terminal. Equipment is absolutely free! The CarCareONE (CCO) program offers TIA members access to this indispensable and powerful marketing tool.
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|Coface Collections North America|
Coface Collections North America is the exclusive credit and collections service provider for TIA members. If you have ever extended credit to a customer, you know what it's like to worry about getting paid, and what a bad debt can do to your bottom line. That’s where Coface comes in. Coface has a history of proven success in the aftermarket and tire industries. They work on a contingency basis, so you don’t pay until they succeed. Read more about their accounts receivable services, and then give them a call. Personalized attention to every case is their specialty.
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Did you know…
Some of the biggest companies in the country – from package delivery companies to soft drink manufacturers – have fleets consisting of hundreds of vehicles. You don’t have to be a statistician to figure out that’s a lot of tires that need service, service that right now is going to your competitors.
- Comdata has over 20,000 customers with over 1 MILLION cardholders; many of whom are looking for tire service.
- Comdata customers spent over $200 million last year at maintenance locations.
- You can get on-the-spot payment with no commercial receivables and no bad debt.
With TIA’s newest member benefits partner, Comdata, you can now have access to over 1 MILLION cardholders who use the Comdata MasterCard to pay for the tire repair services your business offers. And, these customers spent over $200 million last year at maintenance locations – money that could be coming your way if you sign up to participate in the Comdata Maintenance Discount Network TODAY!
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|NASA Federal Credit Union|
NEW MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT WITH LIFETIME REWARDS
TIA is very pleased to offer its members a meaningful benefit that they can offer their employees. TIA members and their employees will now be eligible to join NASA Federal Credit Union. Joining is easy. Just $5 opens an account and provides membership that lasts a lifetime. For a complete list of NASA's available benefits, visit www.nasafcu.com.
Health Insurance Program
Select Benefits Communications Group (SBCG) whose focus is on designing insurance benefits for those full and part time employees not offered traditional major medical benefits. In addition to the indemnity limited medical plans, SBCG will also assist TIA members with their transition plans for complying with the requirements of the new healthcare reform that goes into effect in January 2014. Oftentimes these employees and their families go without any medical benefits or access to the traditional community of healthcare providers. Without any such benefits the financial effects of even modest healthcare needs can be devastating. SBCG will provide the insurance plan designs, employee education, enrollment and policyholder service assistance to employees being offered these limited medical indemnity plans and access to a nationwide network of PPO doctors. For more information and to discuss the plan option best for you and your employees, contact Mitch Stringer of Select Benefits Communications Group toll free at 888-711-4478 extension 172.
Major Medical Insurance: http://tiaexchange.com
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|Business & Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage with Federated Insurance |
You now have the opportunity to obtain property & casualty insurance, workers' compensation insurance, risk management resources, and life & disability insurance from one of the country’s leading insurance companies – Federated Insurance. In business for over 100 years, Federated specializes in creating tailored products and services for the tire industry; as a matter of fact, their Trac Pac® program was designed for tire dealers by tire dealers.
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|Product Liability Insurance Coverage with Kiely Hines and Associates|
Kiely Hines and Associates offers TIA members product liability insurance at competitive rates with special programs for retreaders.
TIA has partnered with Tiremetrix, LLC in developing an unparalleled TPMS business solution – TPMS MANAGER™ Powered by TIA. This innovative product is a combination of the extensive TPMS Manager software database and the TIA technical training library.
All the information you need to service TPMS in one product. TPMS MANAGER™ Powered by TIA is affordable and available online by monthly or annual subscription. Tire Dealers need this information to help them be successful, profitable, and educated in servicing TPMS for their customers.
Click here for additional information or call (855) 888-8767 to speak with a Tiremetrix sales representative today.
Click here to buy now – available for TIA members at $39.95 per month, per location
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|Get Quality Legal Services at a Special TIA Member Rate|
The new partnership between TIA and Ogletree Deakins provides legal services in the areas of labor and employment law, environmental law, workplace safety and health law, and immigration. TIA members receive one hour of free consultation, exclusive use of an e-mail address (TIA@odnss.com) and toll-free number (800.213.7442) to reach an Ogletree Deakins attorney, an initial substantial discount off the standard rates (which increase if certain thresholds are met by TIA members), and more!
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TIA Members Can Now Save up to 70% on Select FedEx® Services.
Whether you're looking for reliable and cost-effective shipping or office and document support for your business, as a TIA member, you can now turn to FedEx and take advantage of valuable discounts. FedEx offers solutions for all your shipping needs, within the U.S. and to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The FedEx network of specialized solutions delivers critical information, superior service, optimum value, and exceptional expertise. Above all, FedEx delivers peace of mind.
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|TIA Supplier Guide|
If you are a supplier to the tire industry, the TIA Supplier Guide is a great way to begin or enhance your business’ presence on the web. Tire professionals use the Guide to conveniently perform targeted searches for tire industry-related products and services using either a user-defined keyword search, or an alphabetized directory search by product categories. If you are a supplier to the tire industry and a TIA member, you are automatically entitled to a COMPLIMENTARY basic listing. However, with rates as low as $395/year, your company can purchase an enhanced listing which ensures your company stays in front of the tire industry year-round . . . all at affordable rates!
In order to direct customers to TIA members with TIA-trained and -certified personnel, a membership directory for truck tire and wheel service is maintained on our web site. Members with TIA-Certified technicians and instructors receive a special designation and color listing to reflect participation in the Training and Certification Program. Be sure to visit www.certifiedtireservice.com.
A searchable membership directory, featuring contact information for over 5,000 TIA members, is available online in TIA's Members Only section of our web site. Members can visit this site whenever they desire using their login ID and passcode. If you do not have an ID and passcode, please call 800.876.8372.
Please visit TIA's Events page often as TIA members receive discounted rates for events and lodging including the following special events:
TIA offers a variety of enhanced publications for the industry:
Today's Tire Industry: TIA's flagship publication; a full-color magazine published four times annually as an educational resource for all segments of the tire industry.
Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Today: HIghlights current issues in the commercial tire industry and is published six times annually. Available to TIA-Certified CTS instructors and technicians to promote training in the field.
TIA Technical Training
TIA is committed to providing educational services that will evolve with technology. From training and certification for experienced employees to basic training for new hires, TIA offers programs that can be utilized by large and small companies throughout the tire industry. TIA also offers a wide range of reference materials and training aids to allow members to customize the training to meet their needs.
Members receive 50% off TIA's training products - see our online catalogue