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TIA Announces 2015 Commercial Tire Service Instructor Training Schedule

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Jan. 7, 2015—The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the schedule for the 2015 Certified Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Instructor Training and Certification Classes to be held in Baltimore and Denver.

TIA's Certified CTS Instructor Program exceeds the minimum training requirements established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and includes all aspects of truck tire and wheel service including OSHA regulations, mounting/demounting/inflation, torque, puncture repair, balancing, road service and much more.

The CTS Instructor Course is a train-the-trainer model that combines classroom and hands-on demonstrations, giving the students the tools and knowledge they will need to impart that information on their tire service technicians.

TIA offers both a four-day and a three-day program. The four-day students arrive on Tuesday and participate in one full day of hands-on training. Each student will physically demount, mount, install, remove and repair a tubeless truck tire. On Wednesday, the four-day students join the three-day students for classroom instruction and hands-on demonstrations. Participants with less than two years of hands-on commercial truck tire experience must register for the four-day class. Those with more than two years of experience may register for either class option.

Baltimore classes are held at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, Md., while Denver classes are held at Lincoln College of Technology in Aurora, Colo. Both schools are convenient to the Baltimore-Washington and Denver international airports. TIA has negotiated special hotel rates in both cities that include shuttle service to and from the airports and the colleges, eliminating the need for rental cars.

The 2015 CTS Instructor Training schedule is as follows:

Baltimore (three-Day)                  Baltimore (four-Day)

March 11–13                                   March 10–13

June 3–5                                         June 2–5

Oct. 21–23                                      Oct. 20–23


Denver (three-Day)                      Denver (four-Day)

April 29–May 1                               April 28–May 1

Sept. 30–Oct. 2                              Sept. 29–Oct. 2

Dec. 16–18                                    Dec. 15–18


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