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Are you OSHA Compliant?  According to OSHA, “…all employees who handle truck tires and wheels must receive safety training.”

The Northwest Tire Dealers Association will offer the Tire Industry Association’s Commercial Truck Service (CTS) training and certification class in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, January 23rd..  The training class starts at 7 am and will be held at the Point S Warehouse. The training class is an 8 hour training course, followed by a two hour certification test.

The class will review video training in eighteen different modules including: Tire construction; Rims, Wheels & Hubs; OSHA Regulations; Road Service Safety;  Hub-Pilot Service; Stud-Pilot Service; Demountable Rim Service; Tire Repair; Charts & Tables and much more.

Cost of the training is $300 for NWTDA and/or TIA members and it includes a new TIA CTS training manual and lunch.  Those members wanting to use their own CTS manuals will be charged $175 for the training.  Non- member price is $395 and includes a new TIA training manual and lunch.

For more information or to register for our training classes please contact the association office at 509-948-2433.  All registrations must be called in by noon on Monday, January 14th


The Northwest Tire Dealers Association is offering its first Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) training class on April 14 in Kennewick, Washington.

This ATS Certified class is a 300-level certification program that provides an in-depth and comprehensive instruction on the recommended procedures for servicing modern automobiles and light truck. This training program was designed by the Tire Industry Association (TIA).

Certified ATS is designed for the professional passenger and light truck tire technician so the subjects range from the relationship between torque and clamping force to the TPMS relearn procedures on domestic and import vehicles.

Certified ATS also includes an exclusive module on Tire Conditions Analysis that uses images from TIA’s Passenger and Light Truck Tire Conditions Manual.

This 18 Module Tire Industry training program is now available in an 8 hour block of time and available in the Northwest. Contact the NWTDA office for more information on this training program at 509-948-2433.



The Tire Industry Association has announced the dates and locations for the 2018 Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Instructor 400 Training Tour. These 4-day classes cover all aspects of medium/heavy truck tire service, and will teach all students how to instruct a 300 Level Certified Technician Course in the field.

The Certified CTS Program covers all aspects of commercial tire service including OSHA Standards, mounting/demounting, wheel installation and torque, road service, balance and repair. Students will physically mount and demount a tire, as well as install and remove a wheel assembly from the truck using impact and torque wrenches.

Training classes in Denver, CO will be on March 13-16, May 1-4, and October 2-5. For training in Baltimore and Dallas check with TIA at 800-876-8372 ext. 106.

The Northwest Tire Dealers Association will offer the 300 level CTS training class starting this year in the Portland, Oregon area in April. Please check with the association office at 509-948-2433 for CTS training available in your area.