Tire Industry Association Archives - Page 19 of 24 - Tire Review Magazine
TIA’s All-Female Certified ATS Program a Success

The Tire Industry Association hosted its first-ever all-female Certified Automotive Tire Service Instructor Training course on Oct. 6-9 in Denver, Colo. Eight women attended the program. “This being the inaugural class, we had no expectations.  I was thrilled with the turnout and the class was excellent.  The ladies in attendance where there to learn and

TIA Announces ATS Training Tour Date

The Tire Industry Association will hold its Certified Automotive Training Service (ATS) Instructor Class in Sarasota, Fla. The session will run from Nov. 10-13 at Suncoast Technical College. The four-day program will include in-depth classroom and hands-on classes that industry professionals must successfully complete in order to train technicians in preparation for certification. Attendees will

What Independent Dealers Mean in Today’s World

In an age where they are under constant attack from new car dealers, national chains and online retailers, the independent tire dealer continues to thrive. Despite increased competition from traditional automotive repair chains, there are still thousands of family-owned and operated tire dealers serving their communities each day. I’ve been representing these businesses in Washington,

TIA Ag Tire Safety Training Offered to ATG Dealers

Alliance Tire Americas will provide safety training to its farm tire dealers with the Tire Industry Association (TIA) Basic Farm Tire Service program. Alliance will offer free training kits valued at $295 to new dealers and distributors who sell Alliance, Galaxy or Primex farm tires, said Bruce Besancon, ATA’s vice president of marketing Bruce Besancon.

Alliance Tire John Deere
TIA Adds Edu. Seminar to GTE

The Tire Industry Association has added another educational session to its lineup during the 2015 Global Tire Expo/SEMA Show. The new session – Using Digital to Your Advantage – is scheduled for Nov. 3 from noon to 1 p.m. The Using Digital to Your Advantage educational seminar will feature Jamie Reutershan from Google presenting the

Suppliers React to Claims Made About Chinese Truck Tires

Recently, former TIA president Peggy Fisher, who is well-known and respected throughout the trucking industry, wrote an article that was, well, a little disparaging and generalized about China-made radial truck tires sold in the U.S. I have every confidence that you’ll either know about it already, or can find it. Twice within the last week,

Longtime TIA Board Member Tom Wright Dies

Tom Wright, Wright Tire Service founder and longtime Tire Industry Association board member, died Aug. 25 after a long battle with cancer. He was 74. Wright spent more than 50 years in the tire industry. He began his career with the former Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. where he eventually became a store manager and then

2015 Tire Industry Hall of Fame Recipients Announced

The Tire Industry Association announced the names of the 2015 Tire Industry Hall of Fame recipients. This year’s honorees are Ross Fischer, the late owner of McCord Auto Supply; Herman “Hy” Freeman, technical services and training manager for Rema Tip Top North America (retired); Paul Hyatt, chairman of Superior Tire & Auto; Bucky Stein, founder

Tire Industry Association Logo
Deadline for 2015 TIA Board Election Approaching

The Tire Industry Association will close its voting period for the 2015 TIA Board of Directors election on Sept. 1. Elections will place four individuals onto the TIA Board for three-year terms. Nominees include:  Alpio Barbara – Redwood General Tire Pros, Redwood City, Calif. Michael Baggett – Yokohama Tire Corp., OTR Division, Santa Rosa Beach,

TIA’s Women’s ATS Course Moved to Denver

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced its Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor Training Course for women will be held in Denver instead of Phoenix. The new location was decided after TIA was informed the training facility in Phoenix was closing. TIA said the event’s new location will be the Lincoln College of Technologies,

Letter to the Editor: TIA Disagrees with Column

Dear Jim: We are writing in response to your July 20, 2015 commentary An Open Invitation to the RMA and TIA: Let’s Meet and Talk and we have to disagree with the basic premise that the two national trade associations do not presently speak.  Over the past few years, TIA and RMA have continued to

Registration Open for Global Retread Symposium

The Tire Industry Association has teamed up with the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau to host a Global Retread Symposium during the 2015 SEMA Show. The symposium is scheduled for Nov. 4 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the upper north hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Registration for the event is now