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Kevin Rohlwing

Senior Vice President of Training

Kevin Rohlwing is the Senior Vice President of Training for the Tire Industry Association (TIA). He started in the tire business more than 32 years ago as a technician in his family’s dealership in Elgin, Illinois, where he also worked as a salesman and service manager.

In 1996, he joined the International Tire and Rubber Association (ITRA), the predecessor of TIA, as the Director of Commercial Tire Service. Kevin created and produced the Association’s training and certification programs that have educated more than 90,000 technicians since 1997.

In 2011, he was awarded the Silver Spark Plug for excellence in fleet maintenance from the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Assns.

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Brakes, Tire & Wheel

Avoid vendors that don’t follow the four steps of RIST

Aug. 31, 2022
Mistakes in the truck tire and wheel industry can be costly. Before diving into the multiple ways that the proper torque can still result in loose wheels, the age-old practice...
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Safety & Technology

If it's not safe on the roadside, move the truck

July 14, 2022
Does your fleet prioritize the safety of roadside technicians? Every fleet wants to control tire costs, and adding a few more wheels to the roadside service budget is not preferable...
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Brakes, Tire & Wheel

Saving with tire section repairs

June 28, 2022
In these times of much higher prices, more rubber must be rescued instead of thrown away. Know the degrees of tire punctures and when sections must be replaced and how that's ...
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Like the inflation pressure, you can’t just check the tread depth on one tire. At a minimum, they should be checked across the axle in steer, drive, and trailer positions. Ideally, all the tread depths are recorded in each of the major grooves.
Brakes, Tire & Wheel

When irregular tire wear talks, fleets need to listen

May 20, 2022
That tire is trying to tell you something's gone wrong—like uneven wear that can rob steer, drive, or trailer tires of longer lives, costing your fleet more money in expensive...
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Brakes, Tire & Wheel

Wheel-off mock trial demos depth of liability, need for strong maintenance

April 12, 2022
At TMC 2022's Annual Meeting, the the S.2 Tire & Wheel Study Group held a mock trial to show how controlling liability starts with following industry recommended practices and...
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Brakes, Tire & Wheel

Solutions to an age-old tire problem are here

March 29, 2022
With rising fuel and tire prices, supply issues in popular sizes, and availability in general as the main issues for truck tire purchasers, getting the most out of every casing...