TIA Releases 100-Level Intro to CTS Program

LAS VEGAS — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced the release of a new 100-Level Intro to Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Program on the Association’s On-Line University.

Intro to CTS is designed for industry professionals who do not service tires but need introductory training into the tools, procedures and guidelines for servicing medium truck, earthmover, farm and industrial tire and wheel assemblies. Intro to CTS is available only through thru the On-Line University.

“The commercial tire industry encompasses a lot more than truck tires, so Intro to CTS provides an overview of the different types of assemblies typically serviced by truck tire dealers,” said Brian Rigney, TIA president. “Intro to CTS is actually a combination of the commercial, earthmover, farm and industrial tire programs so non-technicians understand the basic terminology, applications and service requirements for a wide range of tires, rims and wheels.”

Intro to CTS is comprised of six modules: Truck Tires; Single/Multi-Piece Rims; Truck Tire Service; Off-Road Tires; Off-Road Wheels & Rims; and Off-Road Service. The truck tire modules are focused on medium commercial tires, while the off-road modules address earthmover/OTR, farm/agricultural and industrial. All of the modules present an overview of the subject without going into the step-by-step procedural details.

“Initially, Intro to CTS was going to focus on truck tires. After a lot of discussion at the board level, we decided to include earthmover, farm and industrial tires, since most of our commercial tire dealer members sell and service all four categories,” said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA senior vice president of training. “Intro to CTS will be a valuable educational tool for commercial tire dealer employees as they interact with customers.”

Intro to CTS is only available for TIA members via TIA’s Online University for $50 a year per location with an unlimited subscription. Licensing agreements also are available for companies with their own online learning platforms.

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The Tire Industry Association, with a 99-year history representing all segments of the national and international tire industry, is the leading advocate, as well as, instructor in technical training of tire service technicians. For more information, visit www.tireindustry.org or call 800-876-8372.