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TIA TYRE Service training

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KLINGE donated it’s procedures and internal training materials to the Tire Industry Association to help develop the TIA ETS (Earthmover Tire Service) training packages starting in 2001 and continuing today. The classes are great for tyre dealers, service providers and mine workers that want to reduce tyre safety incidents or injuries, improve tooling life and increase efficiency.

What makes KLINGE TIA classes different?

  • Class sizes are smaller, leaving time for 1-on-1 coaching and time on the tools
  • KLINGE “Mine Spec” additional materials and training
  • We regularly travel to mines or utilize our purpose-built training center (KOTC)
  • Our classes are designed in an intensive workshop style
  • Passing is not guaranteed, all Trainees are assessed on demonstrated skills and knowledge.
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Working on Mines or with mining mobile equipment presents specific challenges and hazards.

What do we mean by Mine-Spec?

Statistically, servicing OTR tyres is the most hazardous job within Mining Maintenance. KLINGE Mine-Spec TIA classes adds our knowledge and experience drawn from our 41 years of zero fatality mining tyre service. If you service or own mine or quarry fleets this is designed for you and covers in addition to ETS modules:

  • KLINGE learning materials on major hazards, planning and risk assessment
  • Mining and quarry specific exercises & discussion
  • Specialist tooling, PPE and SOPs
  • Tyre Management & mining operational standards

200 Level Plus
KLINGE trainer, Cesar Pirir, conducts ETS200 Training Theory Test with translator – Mongolia 

200 Level Mine-Spec

Includes the TIA Basic ETS 200 level course plus “Mine Spec” additional learning on risk management, ultra-class tyre & rim operations, tyre management, major hazards and more. Requires hands-on assessment in person. Trainees receive the TIA ETS 200 level service training kit with all 15 modules covering basic safety guidelines for servicing OTR tyres, wheels and rims. Accompanied by a 200+ page workbook with hundreds of photos with step-by-step procedures and various industry resources.

Prerequisites: Experience servicing OTR, Agricultural, Industrial, Commercial or Passenger tyres. Managing or coordination of mechanical workshops, dealers or service providers.

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese & French

Kling Lead trainer, Roy Galyer, conducting wheel-on-wheel-off training with mechanics - USA
KLINGE lead trainer, Roy Galyer, conducting wheel-on-wheel-off training with mechanics – USA 

300 Level Mine-Spec

Designed for experienced OTR tyre technicians seeking to grow their knowledge and proficiency in this specialised area. Including all modules from the 300 level ETS, plus KLINGE learning focussed on supervisory, PPE, communication and risk management skills and OTR tyre management. Trainees are held to a much higher standard than Basic Plus level classes and must complete a written, oral and written tests to obtain certification. 

Prerequisites: 200 Level ETS completion, 2+ years servicing OTR tyres in the field with a focus on safety and efficiency. 

Languages: English & Spanish


The KLINGE OTR Training Centre (KOTC) is located within the Michelin Sales Training Centre (MSTC) in Greenville, South Carolina. We’ve been operating out of this purpose-built facility since 2001. The latest tooling, equipment and a boom truck with tyre manipulator is on-site for hands-on learning. From 2023 we’ve begun expanding with new equipment, tools, tyre technology stations and more. 

  • August 19th – 22nd only 3 spots remaining!
  • September 10th – 12th
  • October 8th – 10th
  • November 19th – 20th
  • December 3rd – 5th


We actively invest in new technology, learning strategies and additional topics to inject more knowledge, that has a lasting impact. We continue to contribute to the development of industry standards and learning, but we believe our mission is to go further. Our TIA ETS “Mine Spec” reflects our exclusive modules KLINGE trainees experience including:

  • OTR Tyre Pyrolysis & Tyre Fires
  • Risk Management for OTR Service
  • Communication for Tyre Technicians
  • Tyre Management in Practice

When you’re learning with KLINGE you can expect more, because we’re just getting started. Our classes deliver lasting cultural change, pride in our profession and career reinforcement for new and experienced tire technicians.

KLINGE lead trainer, Roy Gayler, conducting TIA300 Certification - Suriname
KLINGE lead trainer, Roy Gayler, conducting TIA300 Certification – Suriname 


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