Stellar to Host Training Opportunities for Tire Service Technicians
Garner, Iowa — Stellar, a 100% employee-owned and -operated manufacturer of high-quality mechanic trucks and cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, trailers, and service truck and van accessories, is hosting Tire Industry Association (TIA) training sessions in Garner, Iowa, this summer.
TIA provides comprehensive and up-to-date educational services to the tire industry. From basic online training for new hires to in-depth, hands-on training and certification for experienced technicians, TIA’s programs can be used by large and small companies alike.
“We are thrilled to be a TIA training partner,” said Tim Davison, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Stellar. “Tire service technicians can really expand their knowledge of the tire industry through both online training sessions and hands-on, interactive training sessions. They will leave with a broader skillset — and, in many cases — valuable certifications that will benefit them greatly and help advance their careers for years to come.”
Stellar will host the following TIA training classes:
- Certified Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) 400-Level Instructor Class (June 13-16): Hands-on certification for experienced off-the-road (OTR) tire and wheel service professionals in the earthmover industry.
- Basic Farm Tire Service (FTS) 200-Level Class (June 20-23): Hands-on training using a service truck, hydraulic tools and a variety of equipment that can aid technicians in servicing farm, agricultural and construction tire and wheel assemblies.
- Advanced Hands-on Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) Level 200-Level Class (July 25-28): Hands-on training using a service truck, hydraulic tools and a range of equipment that can help technicians servicing tires in the earthmover industry.
TIA’s comprehensive 200-level training consists of basic-level training courses designed for new hires as part of their orientation as well as experienced technicians in need of documented training. As the most advanced level of training offered by TIA, 400-level training includes a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on participation and demonstrations.
“Many training program attendees have years of experience yet admit they still have a lot to learn and find the training to be well worth the time and investment,” continued Davison. “There are many tools and techniques that can help them service tires as efficiently and safely as possible and they had no idea these things exist, so they’re excited to learn about them during the training sessions.”
Approximately 140 technicians were trained using Stellar service trucks in 2022, and more than 500 technicians have been trained since 2016.
Stellar was founded in 1990 in Garner, Iowa, and has since expanded operations to multiple U.S. locations. Stellar is a 100% employee-owned and operated manufacturer of high-quality work trucks and trailers, in addition to service truck and van accessories. Through the innovative, growing product line and an expanding distribution network, the company has gained an international presence and become the No. 1 productivity choice in many markets.