The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has updated its Certified Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Program and is mailing 10,000 copies of the updated manual to dealers and its 800 certified CTS instructors.
TIA held a training summit in Baltimore with a group of CTS instructors in 2014 to discuss updates that were needed.
“It was important for us to get input from the instructors since they are the ones teaching this information on a regular basis,” said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA senior vice president of training. “The program has been streamlined so we could add more information without any significant increases in the time needed to complete the classroom instruction. This update enables our members to more efficiently teach safe procedures for all aspects of commercial tire and wheel service.”
The update includes additional information on demounting and mounting tubeless tires with TPMS sensors and wide-base service procedures, plus more emphasis on jacking and lifting and lock-out, tag-out procedures to provide technicians with guidelines that will help prevent accidents related to these tasks.