- Photo: Jim Park

Photo: Jim Park

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will be offering a three-week series of free online video conference webinars in July for fleets that use mounted tire programs and the commercial tire dealers who provide those services.

The webinars, which will run between July 7-21, will give registrants a free preview of TIA’s Commercial Tire Service (CTS) training program. 

“With COVID-19 still having an impact on our in-person training classes, we decided to use the month of July to address fleet tire safety with another series of webinars,” said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA senior vice president of training. “We’re going to use different parts of our CTS program to help fleet tire personnel and commercial tire sales personnel understand the basic components of truck tire and wheel safety.”

TIA’s free Fleet Tire Safety Webinars will be held via Zoom two times each day every Tuesday through Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. EDT, over the three-week period. Each class will be 30 minutes and include time at the end for questions. Students can register at https://www.tireindustry.org/fleet-tire-service-webinars or at www.tireindustry.org.

The webinars will use videos and materials from TIA’s training programs to help fleets and commercial tire dealers understand the key principles for truck tire inspection, inflation, and wheel torque, as well as address Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations.   

The webinars will cover:

  • Week 1, July 7-9:  Truck Tire & Wheel Inspection – Tread depth, out-of-service conditions, inflation pressure, wheel inspection.
  • Week 2, July 14-16: Truck Tire Inflation – Inflation pressure maintenance, effects of underinflation and over inflation, tire inflation safety and OSHA regulations.
  • Week 3, July 21-23: Wheel Torque – Relationship between torque and clamping force, hub-pilot installation procedures, torque check guidelines.
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