TIA adds industrial tire service training

TIA adds industrial

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has released training program for industrial tires. The Basic Industrial Tire Service (ITS) Program is a 200-level training and certificate program focused on pneumatic, solid resilient, press-on and polyurethane-filled tires used in industrial applications.

Like all TIA training programs, it is comprised of difference modules and covers the service procedures for different types of tire and rim assemblies.

"With the completion and release of the ITS Program, TIA has a complete slate of technician training resources for our members. Industrial tires pose specific risks for employees, so there is a definite need for a training program that identifies the hazards and outlines the step-by-step procedures for servicing these assemblies” says Kevin Rohlwing, senior vice president of training.

Basic ITS is a training and certificate program, so technicians who successfully complete the final exam and skills demonstration will receive a TIA Certificate of Completion.

The member price for the Basic ITS kit is $295 ($600 non-member) and includes the Instructor’s Guide, DVD and one student workbook. Student workbooks start at $55 each ($85 non-member) and additional tests are available for $30 each ($60 non-member).

Basic ITS will also be available at TIA’s Online University by the end of 2015.

For ordering information on Basic ITS and other technician training and certification programs, contact Christine Hoogenboom, TIA Director of Training at 800-876-8372, ext. 106 or choogenboom@tireindustry.org.