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TIA, MOHR Host Virtual Retail Tire Store Leadership Training Class

TIA said the upcoming vRTSL course aims to develop the interpersonal skills retail managers need to create connections.

TIA Names Roy Littlefield IV VP of Government Affairs

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) promoted Roy Littlefield IV to vice president of government affairs, he previously was director of government affairs for the past eight years. “Littlefield has acquired the business acumen, industry knowledge and leadership experience to lead the TIA Government Affairs office into the future,” TIA CEO Richard “Dick” Gust said, in

TIA Plans Two More ATS Instructor Classes in 2022

The Tire Industry Association will offer its Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor training class twice in 2022 – the first Nov. 15 – 18 in Baltimore, Maryland, and the second Dec. 6 – 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to the association, certified ATS is a 300-level and 400-level certification program that provides

Gallery: Sights from the 2022 SEMA Show

It’s showtime, baby! From Nov. 1-4, the 2022 SEMA Show was in full swing. Whether you walked the aisles of the Lower South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center or watched the show unfold from your computer screen, you know we came across a slew of souped-up vehicles–whether they’re low-riders or off-road rigs– that

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TIA to Offer Six Educational Sessions at GTE and SEMA

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) says it will conduct six educational sessions during this fall’s Global Tire Expo (GTE) and SEMA shows in Las Vegas. The GTE takes place Nov. 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. TIA’s pre-show events include a TopGolf government affairs benefit on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 2

Early Bird Registration Opens for 2023 OTR Tire Conference

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) opened early bird registration for the 68th Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Conference, which will take place Feb. 22-25, 2023. Online registration will open on October 7. Those interested in attending can register here. As a large event in the off-the-road tire industry, the conference annually attracts upwards of 500 leading retreaders,

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OTAA Announces Training Partnership with TIA

The Ohio Tire & Automotive Association (OTAA) has announced the launch of “OTAA Training Month,” which will take place through September and into October. During this time, the OTAA will host three regional training sessions at locations in Akron (Tire Review Magazine headquarters), Cincinnati (Tire Discounters training facility), and Findlay (Goodyear/Cooper training facility). The sessions

TIA Improves Online Training Videos, Adds New Courses

Despite the pandemic, the Tire Industry Association has continued to update its online training courses and offer new features as well as a management course.

Federal Vaccination ETS Requirement Suspended

OSHA’s Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard in its entirety is currently blocked from enforcement on a nationwide basis, TIA says.

TIA’s Gust on Strategy, Next Generation of Tire Dealers

TIA’s Dick Gust detailed his plans for the organization once he takes the helm as CEO, which include expanded training programs, attracting young people to the industry and remaining focused on lobbying for the industry.

OSHA Details Vaccination Requirements for Certain Employers

OSHA’s Vaccination and Testing Emergency Standard will require employers with 100 or more workers to ensure staff is fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022 or tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis.

TIA Honors HOF, Leadership Award Winners at Honors Ceremony

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) honored its Hall of Fame recipients and Ed Wagner Leadership Award Winner at the Tire Industry Honors Event Nov. 1 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

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